Roasted & Peeled Chestnuts are lovely to eat, but it requires time-consuming work to make. These days, canned or vacuum-packed whole peeled chestnuts are available. A local Asian grocery store sells them, too. Those whole chestnuts can be a special sweet when they are coated with lovely chocolate.


20 Roasted & Peeled Chestnuts
1 tablespoon Rum OR Brandy
120g Dark Chocolate *broken into small pieces

  1. Place Chestnuts in a small bowl, sprinkle with Rum (OR Brandy) and marinate over night. *I found wrapping with a piece of plastic food wrap is the best way to evenly marinate Chestnuts with the minimal amount of Rum.
  2. Dry the marinated Chestnuts with paper towel.
  3. Place broken Chocolate in a heat-proof bowl, and heat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes OR over a saucepan of boiling water. Mix well until smooth.
  4. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Dip a few Chestnuts in the melted Chocolate, then pick up using 2 forks or chopsticks, one Chestnut at a time, and lay on the prepared baking paper. Repeat with remaining Chestnuts.
  5. Allow them to cool until Chocolate has set.