You either love it or hate it right?
Well, I LOVE it, and combined with chocolate it's possibly the most sublimely delicious thing EVER.
The Marmite/Chocolate combo is not a new thing. Ever since the whole sweet n salty thing kicked off with salted caramel, people have been coming up with unusual combinations. Ownership of the original Marmite Chocolate Cupcake recipe is hotly contested and Marmite are even bringing out their own Easter egg.
But this is a simple DIY make you can do at home. They'd be perfect for a handmade Valentine's Gift - will you find your Marmite-loving soul mate, or do opposites attract?
- 75g good quality dark chocolate
- 1/4 teaspoon Marmite
- A silicone lolly mould and lolly sticks
Melt your chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of water.
Once fully melted, stir in the Marmite making sure it's fully combined.
Pour into the moulds, gently tapping to remove air bubbles. Insert your sticks and smooth over the chocolate.
Leave to set at room temperature first before transferring to the fridge.
Pop out and wrap with cake pop cellophane wrappers and a ribbon.
As a self-confessed Marmite lover, I can't say this for sure, but I think even those dissenters may like this if they like salty and sweet together. It doesn't have the full-on meaty, yeasty taste of Marmite, just a subtle, completely moreish saltiness which means that one will never be enough.
So - Marmite: are you a lover or a hater?