Mendiants, a French Confection
  • Inspired and adapted from the blog, Manger.
  • 1 lb. premium dark chocolate, chopped
  • A small mix of dried fruits and nuts, set out and ready to go
  1. Line baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Melt 80% of the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over an inch of gently simmering water. When chocolate is melted take off the heat and add the other 20% of the chocolate, stirring until all is melted.
  3. Take a teaspoon of the melted chocolate and drop on to the parchment and smooth out a round disc shape.
  4. Only do 6 at a time,so as not to cool down the chocolate, then add your desired toppings and finish by sprinkling them with the flaky sea salt.
  5. Continue until finished, if chocolate starts to harden, place bowl over the simmering water again to melt. ( I didn't have to do it, it stayed melted and warm).
  6. Let them harden in a cool place or your refrigerator for 15 minutes, then lift off.
  7. Makes 42
Recipe by Proud Italian Cook at