Any edible gifts at this time of year are always gratefully received, they do not have to be time-consuming or complicated to make, and many recipes can be simplified. These mendiants for example, are in essence, exotically-topped chocolate buttons.
You can make them by tempering the chocolate so that it remains glossy and has a clean snap when broken in half. You can then top your mendiants with delicately perfumed crystallised violets and rose petals, toasted pistachios and a hint of sea salt to bring out the flavour of the chocolate.
Alternatively, you can make them using the easier method below. They will still taste wonderful. You can decorate them with kids, using coloured sprinkles, edible glitter or popping candy. However you choose to make or decorate them, they are the perfect gift for chocolate lovers.