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Corsican Mendiant au Chocolat Blanc

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White chocolate is the perfect catalyst for the warm Mediterranean flavors of Corsica: walnuts, dates, and orange zest.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 3 oz white chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons dried dates, chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons crystallized orange peel, finely chopped


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler filled with barely simmering water. Drop the chocolate onto the parchment in heaping teaspoonfuls, smoothing each drop into a 2-inch circle. Working quickly, sprinkle the walnuts, dates, and orange peel over the chocolate disks before they set up.

Makes 8 servings.

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 5 out of 5
Delightful and easy, Member hirudo

After a little searching on the internet for directions on how to crystallize orange peel, I was set to go with this recipe. It is a wonderful, flavorful, treat with the added benefit of ease in preparation. To aid in getting the chocolate to set, I placed the sheets of wax paper upon which the mendiants rested into the refrigerator.

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