24/01/2014 10:30 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Quick And Easy Peppermint Chocolate Bites

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Can't cook anything fancy? Nor can I. Don't have the time? Well, I have the perfect recipe for you that takes five minutes from start to finish.

American Peppermint Chocolate Bites:

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400 g milk chocolate chips (can use white or dark chocolate)
180g sugar
4 tsp. American Peppermint flavouring (but you can use any flavour you want - orange is popular)

Melt the chocolate chips in a plastic measuring cup in the microwave for 60 seconds, then stir well. Do another 30 seconds and stir well. Repeat until all the chips are melted.

In a separate small bowl, add peppermint flavour to the sugar and mix. Do not add flavour straight into the melted chocolate, as it doesn't mix well. Once chocolate is melted, pour sugar mix into the measuring cup and stir.

Pour immediately onto wax paper. Spread with a spatula until the chocolate is very thin. Immediately make criss-cross lines using a butter knife, you want to end up with diamond shaped bites. Alternatively, make straight lines for squares instead.

Let the chocolate harden on the counter, which should only take a few minutes if the room is cool. Then break up the chocolate bites and store them in an air tight container. So the next time you have a fly in visit from someone, you can serve a few of these next to their coffee.

Ta-da, quick and easy. I keep a small stock of chocolate chips and various flavourings in the cupboard for those times when you are out of cookies or biscuits and need that something extra to pair with your coffee.

Keep them on hand and you'll always have a tasty treat to make for your next guests, or put them in a nice bag to give them as gifts.

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