Cooking at the cottage - Mother's Day mother/daughter dark chocolate cigars

Today was an awesome day! My babies are tucked in bed now, but all I want to do is jump in their beds and snuggle them one more time. Woke up late this morning to a view I see myself enjoying for the rest of my life and to the sound of my babies playing quietly so as not to disturb us. Mother's day at the cottage...bliss.

Olivia was eager to help me make breakfast which consisted of a bountiful plate of diced and peeled fruit, bread, cheese and cretons and scrambled eggs...nice! Reminded me that I have to get my tante Lolo's recipe for cretons!


After a walk "en famille" enjoying the outdoors, I headed inside to make a quick and sexy snack with Olivia; dark chocolate cigars. A friend recently posted on FB a recipe for Nutella PHYLLO...BUTTER...HELLO!!!!! Is there anything more delicious?? Ok maybe there are a few things but good God this is hard to beat. Seeing as none of us are very fond of Nutella...yes I know ...what??? I found this new Laura Secord dark chocolate spread to use in lieu of Nutella. This dessert was so easy to make and delicious it's going to be a recipe I'll be making forever.

  • Cut a package of thin phyllo dough in half.
  • Wet a few pieces of paper towel, squeeze the water out of them and place over the phyllo sheets; otherwise they dry out quickly. 
  • Melt approximately 1/2 cup of butter in a bowl and set aside.
  • Spoon the chocolate spread into a Ziploc bag and cut the corner off; ready to spread.
  • With a brush or your fingers (we used our fingers...more fun) paint half of the phyllo sheet with the melted butter and then fold the other half over it.
  • Draw a line of chocolate spread at the head of the folded sheet.
  • Fold the sheet over the spread, first on the sides (so that it doesn't ooze out) and then roll it into a cigar and place on a baking sheet.
  • Repeat until all the rolls are ready and then coat them with some more melted butter before popping them into a 400 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

Did I say they were divine? Well they are! Start to finish this took us half an hour to make. It was great to spend time with my daughter making them and even better that it didn't take long to make and enjoy! We got to go out and play some more!


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