1. It’s Christmas. But rather than pimping Santas cookies or
Rudolph’s carrot I decided to put my money where my mouth is and make
enormous chocolate money.
Eight 400g bars won’t break the bank.
Normal price – 8 @ £2.18 = £17.44 Crazy money
but with a little bit of Christmas cheer (Morrisions multisave) we
can save a pretty penny – £5.44 to b precise.
It’s a Christmas miracle – 3.2kg of chocolate for £12.
If money talks, it’s saying "call me a dentist"
2. Gather the equipment.
Biscuit tin lid (coin mould) – Check
Cling film. – Check.
Chocolate money – Check
Photocopy of the queens head – Check
Girlfriend Christmas shopping, out of the house for the next four
hours – Check
Then let us begin.
3. You know the score. Get melting! I only have a tiny bowl
(awww), so did it a kilo at a time. As you can see this is not on
the cooker but moved over to the light to get a shot. Where is the
cooker I hear you ask? (It’s behind you! Oh yes it is….)
4. We’re talking serious inflation. A normal everyday chocolate
coin weights 4 grams but I’ll be giving those tiny coins a run for
their money. For each coin I’ll be using 1 kg+ of chocolate. So
fill the dish and get it in the freezer. I lined the mould with
cling film, because that’s what everyone else does. I’d like to try
it again without just to see what happens.
5. To make this as ‘authentic’ as possible I photocopied a picture
of the queens head to use as a template. Feel free to add to your
coins whatever you like – perhaps a sketch of Diana the people
princess, or doodle of Bono. It’s your currency, don’t be shy.
6 With the template in place I took to applying it in melted
chocolate. I added a few mini chocolate buttons around the edge as I
thought it added a verisimilitude to the piece. (Turner prize here I
come!) Easy money!
7. Tinfoil discs. What more can you say except try and get less
greasy finger prints on yours than I did on mine otherwise you’ll end
up with some very dirty money.
8. Cover the money in the tinfoil discs.
9. Check it out. This coin is massive compared to the bog standard
chocolate money. But there’s nothing more boring than just one giant
chocolate coin. So I repeated this two more times leaving me with 3
10. And we need something to put them in. I suggest either a giants
fishing net, a fat ladies fishnets, or do as I did, use the netting
that the Christmas tree came in. And these coins are big enough to
impress even a bald chap from the Treasury. But they’re too heavy to
hang from the mantle piece – It would bring the wall down.
11.9. CASH BACK!
One coin alone has 290g of fat and over 5250 calories.
Remember money is the root of all cavities.