Fred and Bex


In America, they call this kind of snack ‘puppy chow’ – the idea being, I think, that it looks a bit like dry dog food! I’m not too keen on that image but I did like the idea of taking rice krispie cakes (which everyone secretly loves, don’t they?) and making them into something a little more fancy and grown-up. The combination of sweet white chocolate, tangy raspberry, and the crunch of hazelnuts and rice krispies makes scrumptious little goodies that are perfect for nibbling.


100g white chocolate

60g hazelnuts

1 tbsp Fred & Bex Raspberry Vinegar

2 large handfuls of rice krispies

1 tbsp pink sugar crystals

The method for these is pretty simple, so they’re great for making with the kids – they can do most of it themselves as well, with a bit of supervision. Start by melting the chocolate in the microwave – use thirty second blasts, stirring in between, to make sure that the chocolate doesn’t burn.

While the chocolate is melting, chop the hazelnuts (if necessary – you can buy them chopped, but for some reason this is often more expensive) – use a long knife and rock it up and down, rather than chopping as you usually would, so that the nuts don’t go flying off in all directions.

When the chocolate is nicely melted and smooth, pour in the hazelnuts, rice krispies, Fred & Bex raspberry vinegar and the pink sugar crystals and mix well. If you can’t get pink sugar, then don’t worry, it’s more for decoration because it looks pretty with the white chocolate. It’s a nice thing to have in the cupboard though, to sparkle up a cake with minimal effort!

Allow the mixture to cool a little, but not so long that it solidifies – while it’s still warm, form it into little balls with your hands and place on a plate in the fridge until firm. If you want to give these as a gift, you could buy some of those little paper cases for bonbons to make them look really fancy.

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Tina Hunter-Shaw

My waffle maker and Fred and Bex goodies have arrived! Thank you so much!! X


Thanks so much for the Raspberry vinegar, yummy on Skinners ice cream!!..........thanks