Nothing says how much you care than a homemade present at Christmas! And these mixed fruit and nut Florentines are so quick and easy. Pop them in a cellophane bag with some ribbon to make them look really professional.
Serves: 16
  • 25g butter
  • 25g light brown soft sugar
  • 100g Carnation Condensed Milk
  • 2tsp plain flour
  • 150g mixed dried fruit and nuts such as apricots, cranberries, toasted flaked almonds, desiccated coconut etc.
  • 85g dark chocolate
  • Very easy

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  • Prep time
    15 mins PT15M

    Cook time
    12 mins PT12M

Each serving typically contains

  • Energy 404kJ 96kcal 5%
  • Fat 3.5g 5%
  • Saturates 2.1g 11%
  • Sugars 14.2g 16%
  • Salt 0.07g 1%

of an adult's Reference Intake (RI)*
Energy per 100g: 1634kJ/389kcal
*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal).
Portions should be adjusted for children of different ages.

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Here's how easy it is...
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, (160°C for fan ovens) or Gas Mark 4.
  2. 2. Melt the butter and sugar in a non-stick saucepan. Add the condensed milk and heat until just bubbling, stirring all the time. Stir in the plain flour and mix until smooth. Add the dried fruit and nuts and mix well.
  3. 3. Place teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto parchment lined baking sheets and bake for about 12 minutes until turning golden brown at the edges. Leave to cool on the tray.
  4. 4. When cool, melt the chocolate then let it cool until it becomes thick and spreadable. Spread each biscuit with chocolate on the flat side and then drag a fork through the chocolate to make wavy lines.
  5. Dark chocolate works really well but use a selection of different chocolates if you like. Try spiced orange or milk or Nestle Milkybar!

Discussion Board

  • Cumbrianangel
    June 10, 2014
    Very easy to make although I think I left mine in the oven a little too long as they were a bit on the hard side. Will make sure it doesn't happen next time.
    They would make a super present as they look very professional and the recipient will think you've spent ages making them!
  • LazuliButterfly
    November 28, 2013

    How long do these keep?? I want to make them for Christmas, but don't want to have to do everything at the same time!

    Carnation says:
    Hi LazuliButterfly, Florentines are such a treat! If kept in an airtight container these little morsels will last a couple of weeks. Perfect as a gift!


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