N uts and chocolate go very well indeed together, don't they? Perhaps Mother will let you make some Chocolate Nuts, if you ask her, and tell her exactly how you mean to do it.
First you must get your nuts. Go to the hazel woods in the autumn, one fine Saturday, and look for nuts. Pick some and take them home. Shell them, and set them ready. Put a sheet of grease-proof paper just nearby.
Now get a bar of plain chocolate and cut it up into small pieces. Is that done? Ask Mother for an earthenware jam-jar. Put the chocolate into it. (See that the jar is quite clean.) Now stand the jar, very carefully so as not to scald yourself, in a saucepan of boiling water.
You will see the chocolate beginning to melt. Stir it well with a spoon, and ask Mother please to lift the saucepan to the kitchen table for you.
Now, with a hat-pin, spear a hazel nut and dip it quickly into the chocolate, turn it about a little, and then lift out. It will come out covered with the liquid chocolate, which will harden very fast. Pop the chocolate-covered nut on to the grease-proof paper, then dip in another nut, speared on the end of the hat-pin.
You will soon have a dish of most delicious homemade-nut-chocolates! But do be careful not to scald
yourself, won't you?