Choco sticks

Ever tried the Cadbury fingers? They are long and thin cookies shaped like a skinny finger, coated in chocolate (a childhood favorite).

These are made with some LU cookies, but any butter cookie will work. The cookies are crushed and the resulting “flour” is used in lieu of regular flour in this recipe.

These are fun to make, especially when coated with different things like chopped nuts or sugar crystals. You can also keep them plain and coat them in melted chocolate after they cool. (A good activity with kids as the summer is dragging on).

Their taste is intensely chocolate, especially when they are left plain.

INGREDIENTS: 50 sticks

  • 150 g. dark chocolate
  • 12 LU (substitute any plain cookies such as the Marie cookies or animal crackers)=1 cup +1 Tablespoon  of cookie crumbs
  • 1/2 stick of  butter (50 g.)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of  sugar (75 g.)
  • 1/2 cup of  powdered sugar (or more) if using to coat the cookies
  • 1/2 cup of crushed toasted pecans and pistachios (optional) or any other nuts

METHOD:

  1. Melt the chocolate (cut into small chunks) either in a double-boiler or in the microwave (1 minute is sufficient at full power, then stir to melt). Crush the cookies into a powder in a blender or food processor. Add the melted chocolate mixture, the sugar and the  eggs, one by one.  The mixture will be thick and dark. Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic and store in the fridge for one hour or longer.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet by covering it with parchment or a silpat. If you have one, grab a 1/2 inch cookie dough scooper or a small spoon and scoop out balls of the chocolate dough and place on a piece of wax paper. Place 1/2 cup of powdered sugar in a small bowl next to you and a small bowl of chopped pistachios or pecans or almonds as well if desired. Roll the ball of chocolate dough in the coating of your choice and shape into a long stick by rolling it back and forth on the counter. Place in the cookie sheet side by side.
  3. Bake in a 300F oven (160C) for 15 minutes, checking after 10 minutes; the cookies will have puffed up a bit and you will be able to lift one but it will still be a bit soft. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet as they will harden a bit. Store in a tight container.

NOTE: For the most chocolate flavor, melt a few ounces of your favorite chocolate and coat the cookies in it.

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14 Comments

  1. Posted July 28, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    that looks like a ton of fun. can’t wait for a rainy day. well, maybe i can …

  2. Posted July 28, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Yes, children would certainly enjoy making these and eating it afterwards! Looks so crispy and delicious!

  3. Posted July 28, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    what a yummy idea and treat!! You’re full of creativity Joumana. You should have a book out. :)

  4. Posted July 29, 2011 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    What a great idea! Those sticks look so pretty.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  5. Posted July 29, 2011 at 2:35 am | Permalink

    What a lovely chocolatey idea :-) I agree with Anita, you should have a book out. I promise to buy one for sure :-)

  6. Posted July 29, 2011 at 4:33 am | Permalink

    So pretty, and such a funny idea for children! Cadbury fingers are one of my sister’s favourite treats.

  7. Posted July 29, 2011 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    This looks perfect, especially with coffee. I think my kids will totally dig these cookies.

  8. Posted July 29, 2011 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    Great idea…very original.

  9. Posted July 29, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    VERY unusual, Joumana. I love the ones with pistachios!

  10. Posted July 29, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    So much fun! These look great!

  11. Posted July 29, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Choco had me immediately! Oh my, I wish I would have seen this post before I went to the store for groceries this morning. I would have bought everything I needed to make this! I love LU cookies – especially Petit Ecolier in dark chocolate. I’ll have to look for the Marie cookies now. I guess my love of chocolate is showing :)

    Great recipe!

  12. Posted July 30, 2011 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    Always looking for a fun thing to make with the kids. What could be better than these lovelies? – S

  13. sparkling7
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    nice its look delicious

  14. Posted August 1, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    I just love these and they remind me of something call Chick-O Sticks (I think) when I was a kid and my kids too :)
    These are great!

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