On the Chocolate Trail

Chocolate Medallions

The shape of the chocolate recalls the cycle of the seasons into spring as do the decorative fruits on top.



  • 4 ounces dark or bittersweet chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 1⁄4 cup cocoa nibs, almonds, or hazelnuts

  • 1⁄4 cup candied ginger
1⁄4 cup dried blueberries or raisins
  • 1⁄4 cup candied orange peel


  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  2. In a large heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stir the chocolate until melted.
  3. Remove the chocolate from the heat.
  4. Drop tablespoonfuls of chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet, using the back of the spoon to flatten into disks.
  5. Place one of each of the four toppings onto each circle.
  6. Work a few medallions at a time; they will harden as they cool.
  7. Cool on the baking sheet until hardened.
  8. Store in a cool place in a covered container.


About 20

On the Chocolate Trail

On the Chocolate Trail