Peppermint Chocolate Dalek

I was sent a Dalek Mould to review from the exclusive Lakeland Dr Who baking range, and last weekend to mark the 50th anniversary episode on the BBC I made a chocolate dalek cake . However, being something of a chocolate fiend and being quite partial to peppermint white chocolate thanks to this yummy Christmas gift idea, I decided to make a Christmas peppermint chocolate dalek.

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You will need:

1 Dalek silicone mould
18 bars (100g of weight each) of white chocolate
8 bars (100g of weight each) of plain chocolate
6 peppermint candy canes
5 white mini marshmallows

Melt the white chocolate in a large bowl – I did mine in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring after every one

While the chocolate is melting, crush 3 of the peppermint candy canes with a rolling pin and fill the front cavities of the dalek mould

Once melted pour in all the white choc and then place in the freezer if you have room for about 2-3 hours, longer if you are chilling in the fridge

Then melt all but 1 square of the plain chocolate as you did the white chocolate and once all melted pour over the set white chocolate and then return back to the freezer/fridge and allow to set for another 1-2 hours (based on a freezer being used)

Once the dalek is set, carefully remove from the mould and pay it down

Melt the final square of plain chocolate (which wont take very long) and stick 2 of the mini marshmallows on the head to make the antennae

Remove the hooks from the candy canes to make 3 same sized sticks, and cut a little off one to make it slightly shorter, and then using the melted chocolate stick them to their relevant positions (see photo) and then add a marshmallow to the end of each one with the remaining melted chocolate. Return to the fridge to set – about 15 -20 minutes

Then your Dalek is ready.  It was very easy to make and would make a great gift to the Dr Who fan in your family/friends/house/place of work, as it looks very luxurious and expensive. The good news is, each bar of chocolate only cost 30p each as I used the basic variety (which tastes really nice) so the Dalek costs approx £8! Bargain

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  1. This looks so good!!! Love the candy cane detail – cutest Doctor Who villain ever, apart from maybe the adipose 😉 Thanks for linking it up to #recipeoftheweek. I’ve Pinned, Stumbled and Tweeted this post and there’s a new linky live at 8pm tonight as usual. Would love you to join in 🙂

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