I was just surprised to find out that “Glosette” is an exclusive Canadian brand of confectionary! Who knew! I thought that Cadbury made them, but apparently Hersey bought them in 1987 from Nabisco so I wasn’t even close!
Basically a glosette is bit of dried fruit or nut dipped in some glossy chocolate.
So over the holidays I had a young visitor who for health reasons is not supposed to eat much sugar. I didn’t want him to feel left out while everyone else was pounding back the sugar cookies and shortbread, so I tried to make him some healthy items so he would feel like part of the gang.
One thing I came up with was to make my own blueberry glosettes. It was a bit labour intensive, but worth it in the long run.
I also made up some of these : CLICK HERE
But for the glosettes I had to first dry out the blueberries!
Out came the trusty Excalibur dehydrator which really hadn’t been getting it’s fair share of use lately.
Start by thoroughly washing and picking over your blueberries, discarding any dodgy ones. And then I put them into a clean tea towel and try to dry them the best you can.
Then onto the dehydrator try and in they go.
If you don’t have a dehydrator……..and I understand that many people don’t! You can just put them on a parchment covered baking sheet and pop them in the oven on super low. Like 200 degrees if you aren’t trying to make them “raw”.
Which ever method you use, leave them until they resemble raisins.
Once they are done, let them cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile, in a double boiler, melt some good quality dark chocolate. I used the 70% cacao bars.
Melt the chocolate until it is just runny enough but still quite viscous.
Toss in your blueberry raisins , coating well, working quickly.
Now I’m sure at the Hershey factory they have some sort of fancy conveyor belt thing that makes them come out perfectly round, but at home you have to make due.
I tried letting them harden on a fresh sheet of parchment but will admit they came out flat on one side.
Or I tried putting them on a baking cooling rack with small squares, that seemed to work better, but it was a bit of work getting them off.
Perhaps you might have an even better idea of how to cool them and keep their shape??
Which ever the case, once they hardened they were a delicious, NOT so sugary treat!!