SPONSORED FEATURE DECEMBER 2019
The launch of the new Schär gluten free Curvies was EPIC news in my book. I have missed eating potato snacks like these and am always hunting for a gluten free alternative to the leading gluteny brand. These new snacks are everything I had been hoping for and are farrrr too easy to eat :D.
When Schär asked me to get creative with Curvies this Christmas my immediate answer was YESSSSSS and I developed two fun gluten free recipes to share with you all: one sweet and one savoury.
A very fun one to make and the perfect pairing of salt and sweet, these chocolate-dipped Schär Curvies are SO munchable. Make them in advance, then pop them back into the handily resealable Curvies tube once the chocolate has dried to keep them crisp.
- 150g milk chocolate
- 75g white chocolate
- 1 packet original Schär Curvies
- Sprinkles (make sure you use a gluten free variety)
- Prepare a sheet of greaseproof paper or large non-stick silicone mat and place on your work surface. Grab a tube of Schär Curvies Original and a ramekin full of gluten free sprinkles and place them next to the paper/mat.
- Break 100g milk chocolate into small pieces and place into a fairly narrow microwave-safe mug. The mug needs to be wide enough for you to dip a Curvie in, as using a narrow tall-sided mug rather than a bowl will make your chocolate go further.
- Melt the chocolate by microwaving in 30 second blasts until smooth and glossy. Add the remaining 50g of the milk chocolate, broken into small chunks and stir into the molten chocolate until all the chocolate is molten and smooth. You could of course melt all the chocolate at the same time, but this method will help to ensure a nice shiny finish on those chocolate-dipped Curvies and a thicker consistency for dipping.
- Now very carefully dip one Curvie at a time into the molten chocolate, then lift out of the chocolate and allow the excess to run off before place it carefully on the non-stick mat (unless you want to add sprinkles, in which case move to step 5). Don’t try to scoop the chocolate as the Curvie might snap.
- If you want a sugar-sprinkles edge, before you place the chocolate dipped Curvie on the mat dip it again but this time into the sprinkles ramekin, tilting it carefully to coat, then place on the mat to set.
- For white chocolate decorations, melt the white chocolate in the microwave then transfer into a disposable piping bag. Snip a small hole in the end of the bag and then run it back and forth across the chocolate Curvies to create stripes, or to create whichever pattern you fancy trying!
- Allow the chocolate Curvies to set fully for 1 hour+, then once hardened you can pop them back into the resealable Curvies tube until you are ready to serve them.
Guac-ing Around the Christmas Tree Dip
I’m very proud of myself for this Christmas recipe title teehee, who doesn’t love a festive pun. My guacamole Christmas tree dip is a fab savoury centrepiece on your Christmas buffet table and Schär Curvies are the ideal accompaniment to scoop it all up with. I especially like this dip with BBQ Curvies, but both flavours pair well with this guacamole.
It’s also another super simple recipe, you just need to take a little time over the decorations and make shortly before you want to serve it.
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1 lime
- Salt and pepper
- Vegetables, nuts, fruit and Schar gluten free pretzels to decorate (I used pomegranate seeds, pine nuts, yellow pepper and red pepper)
- Schär Curvies BBQ to serve
- Prepare all your topping decorations and place in little bowls ready for use, this will speed up assembly when you are ready to serve.
- Peel, de-stone and mash the avocados in a bowl, add the lime juice, season with salt and pepper, mix together well.
- Use a teaspoon to place the guacamole on your serving board, creating the shape of a Christmas tree. I find the best way to do this is to place teaspoon-sized blobs to create the outline of the tree, then fill.
- Now the fun bit, decorating the tree! The possibilities here are endless and really you can use whatever you have in the fridge or your storecupboard. I made “tinsel” pine nuts, pomegranate seed “baubles”, yellow pepper stars (I used a simply push and pop cutter that you can buy online) and a red pepper “tree pot”. And of course, don’t forget to top your tree with a gluten free pretzel crown! Serve immediately.
I hope you enjoy making these recipes as much as I enjoyed creating them. If you decide to get creative with Schär gluten free Curvies this Christmas do tag @myglutenfreeguide and @scharglutenfreeuk on Instagram as we would LOVE to see your creations! You can buy Schar Curvies now in Asda, Morrisons and Tesco.
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