Recipe: Chocolate bars with pansies

Almost too beautiful to eat
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

When it's cold outside, a bar of chocolate is a delightfully warming treat. This winter, we're feeling indulgent, so we're stepping up our snack game. Instead of an ordinary bar from the supermarket, we've opted for a gorgeous chocolate feast with nuts, seeds and edible pansies. Perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up, alongside a warming cup of tea.

Recipe: Chocolate slabs with pansies
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You'll need to supplies below to make your own homemade chocolate bar. Use the ingredient list below as a guide and make your own choices! Dark, milk or white? With or without seeds? With walnuts, hazelnuts or pecans? Play with the ingredients and make your most delicious creation. It's guaranteed to be fun!  


  • White and dark chocolate
  • Pansy petals*
  • Nuts, seeds and raisins
  • Baking tray
  • Baking parchment
  • Saucepan and glass bowl, for making a bain-marie

*Only use edible flowers from specialist suppliers that have been grown for human consumption. 


To prepare, cover the baking tray with baking parchment.

Melt the chocolate in the bain-marie, remembering to melt the different types of chocolate separately. When the melted chocolate is melted, spread it over the baking parchment. Scatter the pansy petals and the nut and seed mixture over the chocolate, leaving them to set in the liquid as it hardens. Place the finished chocolate the fridge to cool and harden completely.

Break up the set chocolate slabs into large pieces, using a tea towel and a hard object, then serve the chocolate fragments on an attractive wooden board.


Looking for more wintery DIYs? Scent your home with a winter room spraymake your own rose scrub with honey, or get started with this bouquet recipe for a beautiful white bouquet with tulips. Share your winter creation with us via Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #funnyhowflowersdothat.