In Sweden Christmas is all about food, but we don't have any traditional Christmas dessert (like English Christmas pudding). What we do have however, are lots of chocolate treats.

Normally one day in the lead up to Christmas we dedicate to making special sweets, always with the kids. On Christmas Eve, after the smorgasbord, an assortment of chocolates, toffees and butterscotch sweets are enjoyed if you have any room left. 

A favourite in Alex's house is Daim, a homemade version of the well known Swedish chocolate bar.
75 g butter
100 ml caster sugar
2-3 tbs cocoa powder
2 tbs golden syrup
2 tbs cream
75 ml chopped almonds
150 g milk chocolate
 1) Put all the ingredients, apart from the milk chocolate and almonds, into a pot (preferably one with a thick base) and bring to the boil, then leave to simmer for about 15 mins. Add the almonds at the end.
2) Once the mixture has thickened, pour it onto a baking tray with baking paper and spread out into a rectangle shape.
3) Melt the chocolate and spread on top of the cooled daim mixture.
4) Once the chocolate has set, slice the daim into smallish squares.
5) Store in the fridge.