Chocolate Friands



Friands with a rich Chocolatey twist! Friands are such an easy recipe, it’s very very hard to get them wrong, and they’re so quick so you can whip them up on short notice, and they always look so impressive and cute. These Chocolate Friands are dense and fudgy 🙂

For the actual Friand you will need to use 100g good quality cooking/melting chocolate, however for the chocolate pieces you put into the friand you could use any sort of chocolate really. I used Nestle ROLLO cut into pieces. You could try Cherry Ripe, Violet Crumble or just plain choc chips. Or even more cooking chocolate. If you want to make sure the chocolate pieces disburse evenly into each friand you could poke the pieces into the individual friands once the batter is poured into the tin instead of stirring them through the mixture.

Use good quality Cocoa for this recipe, I used Hersheys Cocoa.


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  • 120 grams Unsalted Butter
  • 100 grams Good Quality Cooking Chocolate, in small pieces
  • 100 grams Chocolate Chips, or other small pieces of chocolate (eg Nestle ROLLO)
  • 30 grams Cocoa
  • 125 grams Almond Meal
  • 6 Egg Whites
  • 150 grams Icing Sugar
  • 80 grams Plain Flour


  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius, Fan Forced.
  2. Grease the Friand tin and lightly dust with flour.
  3. Melt the butter either in the microwave or in a small saucepan, add the 100g Cooking Chocolate and heat slowly on low heat until melted in. Stir frequently during this process. Be careful not to burn the Chocolate.
  4. Gently whisk the egg whites in a large bowl.
  5. Once the butter/chocolate mixture has cooled enough, add to the egg white mixture and whisk through.
  6. Add the Flour, Almond Meal, Cocoa and Icing Sugar, stir until thoroughly combined.
  7. Add the 100 grams Chocolate chips or other small chocolate pieces (I used cut up Nestle Rollo) and stir through until combined.
  8. Spoon mixture into Friand tin until each one is 1/2 - 3/4 full.
  9. Bake for 20-30 minutes until cooked through. They will peak and crack a little at the top.
  10. Rest for 5 minutes before removing from tray.
  11. Dust with icing sugar to serve.

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