Desert Roses, unbaked candies, are like many other melt and stir recipes that I used to make in December with my children.
The main ingredients are butter, chocolate, and cornflakes, with various add-ins (coconut, dried fruit, nuts).
These candies have a more sophisticated taste than those confections from the past because the chocolate is bittersweet. Though the recipe calls for sweetened coconut I used unsweetened because that is what I had, and I regretted that. My candies could have been a little sweeter.
Unable to find dried cherries I used dried cranberries, which I was unable to taste in the finished candy. The dried apricots were lovely. I wished I had left the walnuts in larger pieces so that I could taste them.
I brought the Desert Roses to a gathering where they were all eaten and the recipe requested. This is a recipe I will make again.