Day 7 – Chocolate Mincemeat Bear Claws


 How about a Chocolate Mincemeat Bear Claw for Day 7 of The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Christmas – a great alternative to a Mince Pie!

 You will need:

1/2 x qty of Danish Pastry – recipe here

1 x qty of Chocolate Mincemeat recipe here

1 egg, for egg wash

A little icing sugar to dust

Plus, hungry volunteers to eat them!

Makes 6.

So it’s Danish Pastry out of the fridge – it’ll be puffed up like this.

We only need half the pastry to make 6, so cut it in half and save one portion.


Roll out the Danish Pastry into a large square on your worksurface lightly floured to stop it from sticking

Using a sharp knife, or roller type pizza cutter neaten off the edges and cut the pastry into 6 rectangles.

Add a good spoonful of the Chocolate Mincemeat to the centre of each piece of pastry.


Fold up each and press the edges together to seal the pastry.

Make four cuts in the long sealed edge using a sharp knife and transfer them to a baking tray lined with baking paper.

Now we need to wait for them to rise,  as the pastry is cold from the fridge it will take a while for the yeast to start working.  Throw a clean tea towel over them and set them to one side until they have gone nice and puffy (this can take a while, I’d approximate 4 hours unless your house is red hot!)

Once they’re getting there preheat the oven to 180c (fan)/200c/Gas Mark 6.

Brush the tops with beaten egg and bake in the oven for 15 minutes until golden brown.

Dust with a little icing sugar and serve!

Chocolate Mincemeat Bear Claws

Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire

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401 Responses to Day 7 – Chocolate Mincemeat Bear Claws

  1. Mmmm, another recipe I’m going to have to try. I’ll be even fatter soon!

  2. Joanne says:

    Ooh, I love chocolate and I love mincemeat – chocolate mincemeat why not! x

  3. Kirstie phillipson says:

    Yummy I wish I could eat one of those for breakfast 🙂

  4. suzette says:

    ooh…could almost smell christmas whilst reading the recipe…

  5. Nicola Thomas says:

    Mmmm, can’t beat a bit of danish pastry, even better with chocolate mincemeat. x

  6. These sound fab and simple to make if you are pushed for time. Thanks Ruth x

  7. Jaki king says:

    Great idea I have another simple idea if I’m allowed to share it

  8. Claire says:

    mmmm … might give those a go

  9. Ceri Garthwaite says:

    Not a mince meat fan but could be swayed by these!

  10. Jennie Moore says:

    Delicious, I’m guessing you could use other flavours too as I have a house full of mincemeat haters! Xx

  11. Fiona McQueen says:

    mmm love bear claws but cant get any up here so being able to do it myself is too good to miss….not sure about choc mincemeat..

  12. Rose says:

    These look yummy. Must give them a go

  13. Leanne Fawcett says:

    Yum, these look delicious!! I’m going to be getting fat fat fat this christmas with all these delicious recipes!! xx

  14. Diana Tucker says:

    Yummy. I might have to try these today. Thank you

  15. Dominique Lapointe says:

    Great idea, once again!

  16. Sarah says:


  17. Gosh those would last about 10 seconds in our house YUM

  18. Emily B says:

    Sweet lord these look good!!

  19. Fiona Dobson says:

    These look nice Ruth x

  20. Jaki King says:

    Ok here’s my idea, take a sheet of ready to roll puff pastry and spread mincemeat in the middle to an inch of the sides. Roll up like a swiss roll then cut into 1/2″ slices, place these slices flat onto a baking sheet and bake in the oven, when golden and crispy take out of the oven and sprinkle with icing sugar!!

  21. Beth says:

    Love this, as mince pies do get a *little* tedious after a while (not that it stops me eating them or anything…) Plus, chocolate mincemeat?! Yum!

  22. Olivia says:

    My sister doesn’t like mincemeat but loves pastries and chocolate, hopefully this’ll convince her!

  23. Sally Campbell says:

    Oooo delicious!!x

  24. wendy daniels says:

    my sister would love these !!

  25. Angela Russo says:


  26. Gemma samanta says:

    Yum… Definitely trying these

  27. Brenda Greaves says:

    Oh Ruth – you just give me another job every day xx

  28. Jodi says:

    This looks soooo yummy!!!

  29. Emma H says:

    And tou could make spicy choclate mincemeat for the more adventurous – ginger, cinnamon even chili.

  30. Sandy says:

    My hubby would just love these, thanks!

  31. Julia says:

    Chocolate mince meat?!? Hello new friend!

  32. Sally Tattersfield says:


  33. Rachel says:

    Agreed – not really a mincemeat fan but may give these a go 🙂

  34. Tracy Nixon says:

    Ohhhh I bet the smell made you feel like you were in heaven whilst making these! cannot beat a warmed pastry!

  35. Rona says:

    Tasty Tasty very very tasty.

  36. Lin Young says:

    these are yummy – I reckon we can bling them up with red icing as nail varnish – maybe a ring or 2 – oh yes!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Emma Lodge says:

    Never tried chocolate mincemeat before, will give it a go though!

  38. Rebecca hurst says:

    I can see Christmas morning breakfast in the making!

  39. hannah says:

    They look yummy, and we will definitely have to try these being a Danish/British family!

  40. Lesley G says:

    Will definitely give these a try. I’m more of a chocolate fan than a mincemeat one so this is perfect for the festive season

  41. Lorraine Johnson says:

    Making me hungry x

  42. Leanne says:

    I love mince meat, I love chocolate. Never really thought to put the two together – will have to give it a go! x

  43. Trish says:

    These are definitely on our Christmas baking list, thank you

  44. Sounds fab, my OH hates mince pies but would def eat these 🙂 x

  45. Karen Mottram says:

    Ruth, these look gorgeous, I have a friend coming to stay over Chritmas and the last time he came he SPAT OUT a mince pie I,d made at first taste! Ouch! I plan to redeem myself with these little babies. Thank you.

    Karen x

  46. PaulS says:

    They look great!

  47. traceyh says:

    i love mincemeat,i love chocolate,
    i love danish pastry,what’s not to like,
    win win !
    thanks ruth xx

  48. Claire says:

    Its only me that likes mincemeat in the house – very tempted to have a go though! I am not going to get any wrapping done!

  49. Clare Conlon says:

    These are fab, so clever!

  50. Mark Whittaker says:

    Will be making these

  51. Sophie Hedley says:

    Mm they look so good! x

  52. Susan Cameron says:

    I’m going to try it with melted chocolate oranges for a bit of variety although the original sounds yum!

  53. Susan Crosswaite says:


  54. Mo Silverman says:

    I am not normally a fan of mincemeat but you may have converted me with this recipe!

  55. Claire says:

    Chocolate mincemeat? – yum! Going to have to try this one for research purposes

  56. Lucy Spencer-Watkins says:

    they sound yummy!

  57. Alana Walker says:

    Dont usually like mincemeat but these sound different so I might give them a try.x

  58. Leanda Saunders says:

    I alway’s wondered what Bear Claws were … now I know 😀

  59. Elaine Lynn says:

    Chocolate + mincemeat = HAPPY ME!!!!!

  60. Lauren says:

    Chocolate mincemeat?? Lovely Christmas morning treat, usually have a French pastry I can’t spell lol 🙂 x

  61. Janet Burns says:

    A good alternative

  62. Dennibel says:

    I bought a jar of chocolate mincemeat yesterday, never even thought to make my own!

  63. Linda B says:

    Oh my, I bet your family love testing out all your new recipes!

  64. magsb says:

    yummy with a hot chocolate on a cold day like today

  65. Rachel Ray says:

    Yummy! Think I might give these a try with my mums homemade mince meat.:o)

  66. Maria says:

    So yummy

  67. Elaine says:

    OH seven heaven chocolate mincemeat!!!

  68. Amanda says:

    Well they’re different!

  69. Lesley says:

    This Christmas stuff is just amazing. You must’ve worked so hard to get it all together so clearly and with all those pictures. Many, many thanks. Excited at the prospect of making Danish pastry without too much hassle, who knew?

  70. Gemma says:

    Delicious 🙂

  71. Claire says:

    i think i need to book some holiday from work to make all of these fab things!

  72. Lisa Fuller says:

    hmmm these sound intriguing…chocolate AND mincemeat!

  73. Joanna Orr says:

    OK- would not have thought of putting chocolate & mincemeat together, but willing to put it to the test!!

  74. Loops says:

    I never knew what a bear claw was until now – and you included chocolate (the one sweet thing I can never resist…)…yum!

  75. Lynne Lee-Diep says:

    WOW! Not only mincemeat…chocolate & Danish Pastry? Sounds a real Christmas Treat!
    Loving the cheats Danish Pastry – the real deal did kinda put me off attempting it!

  76. nicola pigden says:

    Not sure if my last comment made it onto this recipe (it has ben one of those mornings) I am def going to try these though, I have a couple of new bits of kitchen equipment too so am hoping to make some bread this weekend as well

  77. Harry says:

    What a great recipe.

  78. Suzy Humphries says:

    Wow chocolate mincemeat what an idea! Ruth is there no end to your yummy ideas x

  79. Lynne Donnelly says:

    sounds lovely

  80. Jen Snaith says:

    Chocolate and mincemeat, it can’t fail x x

  81. Oh these look very dangerous.

  82. Rachel says:

    yum! How clever!

  83. suzysunshine7 says:

    Ohhh thanks for this recipe Ruth!

    I absolutely adore Bear Claws (I can never go to Waitrose without buying at least one of theirs!) and the chocolate variation sounds a really nice twist.

    I will definitely be giving them a go.

  84. Carol Coles says:

    Looking forward to making these….what fun!

  85. Steven K says:

    Amazing recipe once again!

  86. tasmina says:

    yum yum yum…

  87. Stephanie Tsang says:

    looks delicious.

  88. Rach Woodcock says:


  89. tracy s says:

    good idea, but unfortunately i dont like mincemeat….:S

  90. Katie says:

    Chocolate mincemeat! What a brilliant idea. Definitely going to test this one out!

  91. andrea miles says:

    look lovely

  92. Danielle says:

    I always thought bearclaws were something else! I’ve learned something new today 🙂

  93. Charley Foulds says:

    I will DEFINITELY try this recipe out!!!

  94. Kath Dumbleton says:

    Chocolate mincemeat yummy 🙂

  95. Kelly Dougherty says:

    These look really good, thankyou!

  96. vanessa brazier says:

    Sounds beautiful x

  97. Georgia McAllister says:

    They look delicious.

  98. Helen Huxley says:

    Oh we’ll diets always start in January!

  99. Laura Birkin says:

    Fun & yummy! x

  100. Stephanie Green says:

    Sounds and looks yummy.

  101. Hannah Oneill says:

    These are amazing! they look so good

  102. Katie says:

    This hamper just keeps getting better and better! Ruth you are spoiling us (well one of us anyway! ) Happy Xmas one and all xx

  103. Rachael G says:

    Ooohhh interesting! Will give it a go though…

  104. Lucy Birks says:

    Never had choc mincemeat before- sounds yummy

  105. Emily Mills says:

    Chocolate mincemeat? Sounds delecious!

  106. Mark Palmer says:


  107. Nikki Clark says:

    These look delicious!

  108. Carol Peace says:

    I have never heard of chocolate mincemeat but I will defininately try it now.

  109. Karen Evans says:

    Never made Danish pastry but I’m going to try these!

  110. Karen Shuttleworth says:

    Never heard of chocolate mincemeat before – might have to try eating a mince pie at the same time as a piece of chococlate….

  111. Helen says:

    Yum, going to try making these over the weekend.

  112. Megan Bayford says:

    wow those look so good!!

  113. Kelly says:

    yummy in someones tummy – might have to be mine

  114. Robert Macolive says:

    Really informative tutorials, so easy to follow

  115. AY26 says:

    wonderful ideas

  116. Carolyn says:

    Wow they look fantastic, just the thing for my homemade mincemeat!

  117. andrea says:

    These look yummy xx

  118. Nicola Diplock says:

    These sound lovely

  119. Janet says:

    Hmm, now maybe the reason I’ve never really liked mincemeat was just the lack of chocolate! I need to try this!

  120. Sue Harte says:

    Always a yummy recipe, whenever I come on here!

  121. Margaret says:

    will be baking these later

  122. Jilee Patterson says:

    I’ve never had chocolate and mincemeat together… It seems like a good thing to try!

  123. miriam krutska says:

    oh yummy i can already smell it would deffo make it

  124. Angharad says:

    Never thought of chocolate and mincemeat together but going to give it a try 🙂

  125. Elaine Davies says:

    I’ve never heard of these, but they look lovely.

  126. Kerrie Heath says:

    I have never seen chocolate mincemeat before but it sounds tasty. Do children like it? Or is it more for adults because of the rum?

  127. Christa says:

    Never heard of ‘bear claws’ before…I bet they would go down well with my husband & son for the cool name alone!

  128. Sue Hunt says:

    I wouldn’t have thought about putting chocolate and mincemeat together, but it sounds good.

  129. Leanne Timmins says:

    Very clever! 🙂

  130. Gemma Clark says:

    oooh i’m gonna have to give these a go 🙂 they sound fab 🙂

  131. Harriet Cannon says:

    Never would have thought of chocolate mincemeat – it may even convert my non-mincemeat-eating husband!

  132. Sue says:

    Chocolate mincemeat! What’s not to like? Yummy.

  133. Victoria says:

    they look delish.

  134. Sharon Carleton says:

    wow-chocolate mincemeat!!!

  135. Lisa Williams says:

    A great idea thank you

  136. Lianne Grantham says:

    Ruth – Your house must smell heavenly with all the baking you do!x

  137. Donna says:

    Oh how cute!!

  138. kirsty hazlewood says:

    My family are gonna be stuffed this christmas with all these recipes 🙂

  139. Susan Bowe says:

    They look so nice

  140. Karen Chaudhry says:

    Ooh these look fab thank you

  141. Liz Day says:

    They look fab!

  142. Karen says:

    Oh yummy x

  143. Hollie Morgan says:

    Ditto Lesley’s comments – this must have taken a bit to put together with photos! How long have you been cooking for?!?!?!

    Looking forward to perusing the Pink Whisk shop!!!!

  144. Dawn Lightwood says:

    This is a new one on me, never heard of them but defo going to give them a try. Do you think they would work with Chocolate Pastry?

  145. Judith Tomkinson says:

    What else could you fill this sort of thing with? I don’t like mincemeat – not even chocolate mincemeat!

  146. Lauren Sexton says:

    Can’t wait to break up for the Christmas holidays so I can have a few solid days of baking!

  147. Lynne McEvoy says:

    These look delicious. I’ll definitely be trying this recipe out, my kids will love them!

  148. Alison Damant says:

    Ms Clemens, I was losing weight until this 12 days competition started 🙂

  149. Laura Bull says:

    Ummm the perfect Christmas breakfast!

  150. sarah says:

    Will definitely try this recipe. x

  151. Kate says:

    Clever alternative to boring mince pies!

  152. abigail edkins says:

    Not something that instantly appeals but Im willing to try anything and I might be pleasantly surprised : )

  153. Susanne Temlett says:

    I’m going to have to try this recipe, it sounds just my kind of thing – yum.

  154. Cheryl says:

    I am definitely a ‘non believer’ in chocolate mincemeat, but you make a very convincing case for these…

  155. Wow these look a fab alternative to the traditional mince pie – will have to give these a go!!

  156. Richard says:

    I still haven’t made my mini Christmas cakes or Christmas fudge this year and now this!

  157. Heather Hodgson says:

    This looks amazing and with chocolate mincemeat, yum!

  158. sram says:

    I love chocolate and mince meat separately, though skeptical,I am going to give it s try.

  159. caroline kerridge says:

    What a good idea but look so calorific xx

  160. Nicky Knight says:

    Yum, yum, and indeed, yum! So many new baking things to try 😉

  161. kay cadby says:

    thanks! I have always wanted to try a danish pastry recipe!

  162. lucy says:

    Ooooh, I’ve been meaning to give chocolate mincemeat a go – and these look delish!

  163. rosie says:

    Hmmm. Mincemeat isn’t my fovourite but it sounds so much better when combined with chocolate!

  164. Leanne Tory says:

    I have never had chocolate and mincemeat together before but I am intrigued as I like both. Thanks

  165. Clemmie G says:

    Another fab idea Ruth – love the idea of choccy mincemeat!

  166. Woops put my comment in wrong place! I am gonna make these. Cheats danish and chocolate mincemeat. Brilliant! Thanks x

  167. Nikki L says:

    These are definitely on the menu!

  168. Clare says:

    Not really sure about chocolate mincemeat, but will give it a go

  169. Christine R says:

    Not overly sure about chocolate and mincemeat, might experiment on a little bit first!

  170. Karen says:

    Great twist on the traditional mince pie have to give these a go!

  171. Claire Shurrock says:

    Another recipe to try this Christmas….you’re certainly keeping us busy over the festive season Ruth 🙂 xx

  172. Emma says:

    Ooh lovely!

  173. Molly says:

    They look amazing! Might have to use shop bought danish pastry though (the shock! the horror! :P)

  174. Caroline Longdon says:

    Not my fav as not keen on minsemeat but my brother would love it so i’ll pass it on. Thanks

  175. Ruth eccles says:

    Mmmmm, LOVE mincemeat!

  176. Louise Turner says:

    Hmmm chocolate mincemeat? I’m not convinced…

  177. Anna Aird says:

    Such a clever idea!

  178. tessa says:

    Ah, we always used to have pastry for breakfast on Christmas morning when I was little: will have to revisit this tradition!

  179. nicci cowdell-murray says:

    ooh lovely ! i must try this ….. everyday i pop over for a read and you make me soooo hungry lol

  180. michelle moloney says:

    uhoh another recipie I have to try! No time til next month now though

  181. Across between a mince pie, pain au chocolate – you can’t beat these!! X

  182. Sandra Watt says:

    What a lovely combination – chocolate and mincemeat. Will make these tomorrow.

  183. Kat says:

    i have a jar of home made mincemeat left over from last year, that is going to taste so good in these!

  184. Donna says:

    Wow, these look delicious. I need to try the chocolate mincemeat!

  185. Karen Wade says:

    I must try and find the time to do these – they sound amazing!!

  186. Clare MacDonald says:

    These look yummy!

  187. Annie says:

    You know that noise Homer Simpson makes when he sees something yummy – thats what im doing now!!

  188. Stuart Morrow says:

    Stop making me feel hungry.

  189. Victoria says:

    Wow, these look amazing, definitely going to try these!i

  190. Louise says:

    Great instructions

  191. Rhonda says:

    YUM! these look lovely.

  192. Hannah says:

    I remember you saying on bake off you loved these!

  193. Claudine Kelly says:

    Getting better and better! Not sure I’ll still fit into that dress I bought for Christmas…!!

  194. Katherine says:

    These look so yummy – may give them a go this weekend!

  195. Rebecca Blake says:

    Interesting one would never have thought of but looks good

  196. Catherine Atherton says:

    Chocolate and mincemeat, my two favourite things!

  197. Sam says:

    They look yummy! Chocolate and mincemeat sounds yummy too!

  198. TracieB says:

    Yum! Made chocolate mince pies last year but the bear claws sound even more delicious, will def give these a go 🙂 x

  199. Choclette says:

    Yum, they look good. I made chilli and chocolate mincemeat this year – it’s very good 🙂

  200. Wendy says:

    Yummy. Will be getting up early tomorrow to try this one!

  201. Laura says:

    Definitely intrigued by chocolate mincemeat!

  202. amelia avossa says:

    Yummy!! 😀

  203. sarah says:

    why are my comments always awaiting moderation?i

  204. Kirsty Common says:

    sounds delicious

  205. Alison Kirk says:

    These look delicious. That’s this weekend’s baking sorted out!

  206. Alison says:

    Yum! Will definitely be trying these out!

  207. Janet Dring says:


  208. Maree says:

    These look great!

  209. Michelle kelly says:

    mmmm….look delish 😉

  210. Andrew says:

    Hmm. Never would have thought about combining chocolate and mincemeat. I’m intrigued!

  211. Gwen Grayland says:

    Chocolate and mincemeat Wow Christmas and Easter all rolled into one!

  212. NICOLA says:

    never tried this before . love mince pies and i love chocolate….cant go wrong!!!

  213. Caroline Scott says:

    these recipes are playing havoc with “sensible” pre-Christmas diet. How can I try them out and not taste the reults?

  214. Caroline Praed says:

    Mmmmm – chocolate mincemeat. What a great idea!

  215. Deborah says:

    Chocolate Mincemeat Bear Claws. Count me in. I have never attempted this pastry but here goes…

  216. Angela Nicholson says:

    These look delish! Thanks for the comp

  217. Lesley Aikman says:

    I’m feeling lucky….

  218. Laura Thomson says:

    Yum. Looking forward to trying yet another of your recipes!

  219. lesley-anne burnett says:

    i think you are encouraging us to pile on the pounds this christmas! cant wait to try these yummy things 🙂

  220. Karen Hepburn says:

    Wow they look tasty will need to add them to my list of things to make

  221. Al MacInnes says:

    Tasty looking 🙂


    They look so yummy – Ive had chocolate mincemeat before but never done it myself.

  223. Clare F Wood says:


  224. Kathryn says:

    Certainly is a different combination, have to have a try

  225. Natalie Henderson says:

    Mmmmm… yummy! 🙂

  226. patsy says:

    These look lovely

  227. Hayley scales says:

    I love the look of these!!!

  228. Georgina Edwards says:

    After years of thinking that I didn’t like mincemeat I’ve just discovered I actually do like it! Will have to try and make the chocolate version.

  229. Alexandra says:

    Oh my goodness, this is the best Christmas recipe yet! Amazing!

  230. Polly says:

    Chocolate mincemeat?!? Hmm…I’m intrigued…I might have to give it a go.

  231. Geegee says:

    I thought not another mince pie but these look and I bet taste amazing. Can’t wait to try them.

  232. lynn lewer says:

    yum sounds great

  233. Clare H says:

    they look yummy

  234. k dunn says:

    hmm not keen on the sound of this one!

  235. Claire Butler says:

    look scrummy

  236. Caroline says:

    So many lovely recipes so little time!

  237. Janet Powell says:

    chocolate & mincement? it’s what xmas is all about! great recipe

  238. Helen McIntosh says:

    Chocolate mincemeat – ingenious!

  239. Sam Jenkins says:

    I’ve never heard of bear claws but love Danish pastry and as your chocolate mincemeat recipe sounds so delicious I will give them a go! Only problem is a lack of “volunteers” around here at the moment as hubby’s away- I may be an extra dress size by Christmas!

  240. shelley says:

    wow thank u so much for another fab recipe to try out x

  241. Juliet Flower says:

    These look so delicious. My little daughters would LOVE them. I think I’ll be baking tomorrow.

  242. Tammy says:

    I would never have thought of chocolate and mincemeat together.

  243. Katie Simmonds says:

    These look so yummy!

  244. Katee says:

    they look divine! Mincemeat, choc and pastry. What more could a girl ask for!

  245. Rachel says:

    Chocolate mincemeat,how good is that eh?!

  246. Grainne Redmond says:

    Yum. That’s all.

  247. Kerrie Taylor says:

    Ooooh….might have to give these a try, I don’t really like mincemeat but chocolate in it might just help!

  248. Kirsten Barthy says:

    chocolate and nuts would be a nice filling too 🙂

  249. Lisa Rowsell says:

    An odd combination of flavours that sounds if they work. Will have to try this myself.

  250. Ant says:

    Wow, i love it

  251. Sue Robinson says:

    These look amazing, nice twist on the usual mince pies

  252. Lynetta says:

    so tempting but so naughty :-0

  253. Sian summers says:

    I can’t imagine the taste of chocolate and mincemeat, so will have to bake some tomorrow and find out if it works for me.

  254. mary says:

    yummy my hubby would love these

  255. Tamara says:

    Yum yum yum!

  256. Sara says:

    What an interesting combination, I shall have to try them!

  257. Mel Briscoe says:

    These sound great.

  258. Natasha Wise says:


  259. Chloe Hocking says:

    Chocolate and Mincemeat, while they are both things I love I would tend to be sceptical about them in combination…but I trust your judgement entirely! As they say don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!

  260. Mary says:

    What a lovely idea. Yummy!

  261. Mirrelle says:

    Yummy !

  262. Jo Spaul says:

    Oooohhhh – looks lovely.

  263. david says:

    love these giveaways, what value

  264. Wendy Tolhurst says:

    Chocolate mincemeat sounds scrummy!

  265. Jenny says:

    Chocolate and mincemeat, two of my daughters favorite things may have to try that!

  266. Corinna Mazzotta says:

    They sound so scrummy! If only I had the time!! Maybe you should start selling your creations to order in the Pink Whisk shop too! 🙂

  267. Anne-Marie says:

    Another one that looks fab! Must try!

  268. Wendy Devlin says:

    I must admit I was sceptical of your baileys and chocolate chip scones, and THEN I tried them and wow… so in that case maybe I need to trust you with the chocolate mincemeat too!!! Oh well why not eh!

  269. Barbara Bunning says:

    looks lovely x

  270. Lucy says:

    These look awesome! I’m definitely going to give chocolate mincemeat a try! 🙂

  271. kerry s says:

    chocolate can make even mincemeat taste good!

  272. Gina mcilwraith says:

    Yum yum can’t wait to try these!!!

  273. Vanessa Cox says:

    Chocolate mincemeat sound lovely 🙂

  274. Kate Ward says:

    AR-MAZE-ZING!!!! (in the style of Craig Revel-Horwood!) xx

  275. Gerald Ludlow says:

    really nice recipe

  276. Sue McGrath says:

    Yummy :-))

  277. Sian says:

    Chocolate mincemeat sounds interesting… I don’t know if i’m going to have time to make all these delicious things you’re posting but I’d like to give this a go!

  278. Hannah says:

    I’d never thought of combining chocolate and mincemeat, it sounds intriguing!

  279. Sally Lewis says:

    I’d never heard of bearclaws, or seen a bearclaws recipe – thanks for teaching me something new to bake 🙂 The recipe sounds yum and the pics look scrummy.

  280. Jo Kelly says:

    Very different! x

  281. Holly Green says:

    These look really yummy, I’d definitely try one – even though I’m not the biggest fan of mince pies, somehow the addition of chocolate makes it sound better!

  282. Chrissie Brennan says:

    These recipes are doing my weight watchers diet no good, am trying this one over the week end.But promise to be good.

  283. Sandi says:

    Chocolate mincemeat! Oh Yeah!

  284. Maria says:

    Ruth, your recipes and tutorials are so detailed I think it would be impossible to go wrong. Thanks for taking the time to write (and photograph) such detailed instructions!

  285. Leila Pilkington says:

    I have never seen bear claws before – what a good idea, going to try these out this Christmas

  286. Judi Delaney says:

    I’ve just showed this recipe to my 17 year old son – he wants you to adopt him!

  287. Donna Owen says:

    Looks delicious!

  288. Dawne says:

    ok, by this rate I’m going to still be baking Christmas things well into March!

  289. Sophie says:

    They look like Pain au Chocolat 🙂 I’ll give them a whirl, but I’m not a fan of mincemeat lol x

  290. Samantha Lloyd says:

    Great idea, I have a christmas party, will haze to make some.

  291. Megan Heffer says:

    mmmm … i don’t really like mince pies but the thought of chocolate with it could work !!!

  292. Jennifer says:

    Not sure if my comment will count towards the draw – but still thought i would say – recipe sounds amazing 🙂

  293. Allie Taylor says:

    Ingenious 😉

  294. Sara McCracken says:

    These would be great for breakfast on Christmas morning, yum yum xx

  295. Ruth Garland says:

    Yum! All my favourite flavours. I’m definitely giving these a go xx

  296. Donna Allgrove says:

    Wow they look delicious. Will definately be trying these out. Thanks.

  297. diane hibble says:

    they look delicious… Low calorie as well I assume ..?! 😉

  298. Adam says:

    aren’t bears protected? Never been keen on mincemeat

  299. Georgia Davey says:

    Nom nom nom. That is all.

  300. Sue Matthews says:

    I always make hundreds of mince pies over the Christmas season (they were always my Dad’s favourite) using my play dough short crust pasty recipe…its a short crust recipe that stays lovely and short regardless of how many times you roll and re-roll the pasty (hence play dough!!). Made a batch this afternoon after looking at Pink Whisk and added choc mincemeat…..well they have gone down a storm…everyone was commenting…”they taste a litte different..but very nice”..when I told them is choc mincemeat…they looked a little puzzled and then said….give me the recipe!!

  301. Helen Cosby says:

    I believe there are 2 ingredients in the world that can improve most things and one of them is chocolate…yum yum

  302. Sara Harrison says:

    how big are these please?

  303. Elaine says:

    Chocolate mincemeat sounds great.

  304. Lucy says:

    At last, a cheat’s version of Danish pastry. I am giving this a whirl tomorrow!

  305. Jennie says:

    Mmm, I’m just about to unpack my food processor after our move, and I made mincemeat last week. My family would love these; I think I’ll have to give them a go!

  306. Claire Carter says:

    Ooooo lush

  307. Beverley Leek says:

    I am definately going to make these. Some fab recipes to try 🙂

  308. Stella Bailey says:

    How could you resist a bears claw

  309. Fran says:

    Mmm christmas combined with chocolate – yum!

  310. Julie says:

    Looking good Mrs Clemens, think this will go down well in our house this year!

  311. Helen says:

    These look wonderfully tempting!

  312. Debbie says:

    ooh sounds lovely for Boxing day morning !

  313. Belinda McIntosh says:

    Mmmmmmm… DEvine!

  314. Emma says:


  315. sarah says:

    Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas. yuuuuum. x

  316. Amy says:

    Omg just saw these….*runs off to the kitchen*
    Amy x

  317. Jennie says:

    They look really yummy and make a refreshing change from mince pies. xx

  318. Angela Cairns says:

    Great, mince pies with a difference.

  319. spleenyone says:

    these look amazing!

  320. Jen Webster says:

    This is unusual…and tempting! Choc mincemeeat would be a good way to ease the children onto Mince Pies! I do believe they are an acquired ‘adult’ taste! xx

  321. Tania says:

    Ruth you are my heroine! I’ve just used your Danish recipe with almond paste and glacé cherries for my favourite sticky bun! Delicious!

  322. Julie Gibson says:

    Always wondered what a bear claw was!!

  323. Louise Brown says:

    I’m not too sure about this combination but as all your other recipes are fantastic, I’ll give it a go.

  324. Dawn Lightwood says:

    These remind me of a pastry my mum used to call Elephant’s Foot!

  325. Kelly Ellison says:

    Also on my Xmas eve list x

  326. Mandy A says:

    Love the sound of these

  327. Steve says:

    i wasn’t won over by the thought of chocolate mincemeat…but seeing as you said that you were a “non-believer” before giving it a go, i might have to try it out!

  328. Kay Collins says:

    Going to have to try these

  329. Faye says:

    Chocolate and mincemeat? I’ll have to give that a go x

  330. Lee says:

    fantastic – and I hoping I have now entered in the correct place as I will be so upset if I’m not in with a chance to win this amazing prize – my husband will love these



  331. Gillian Greathead says:

    Chocolate mincemeat…..genius x

  332. Florence Stringer says:

    Lovely! Great use of leftover mincemeat.

  333. Carrol West says:

    Very nice look amazing…

  334. Kate Cook says:

    great idea!

  335. yvette jukes says:

    very creative, love it!

  336. Zara Royle says:

    These would go down a treat on a snowy afternoon 🙂

  337. Rebecca Drake says:

    OMG these are going to make my Christmas!

  338. Aly Makin says:

    Another one on my list to try ;0)

  339. Helen Milligan says:

    chocolate AND mincemeat!

  340. Helen Oliver says:

    Saw Chocolate mincement in the shops for the 1st time this year, wasn’t brave enough to buy it, but I could customise a small batch now to my taste (may also add some choc chips – why not, it’s Christmas )

  341. Clare adkins says:

    Looking forward to tasting these!

  342. justine meyer says:

    love these

  343. Jo Hughes says:

    These look really interesting

  344. caroline says:

    I’m going to try this in mince pies – sounds lovely! x x

  345. Claire Humphreys says:

    ooh, will make these for our bake off at work next week, with my first ever batch of homemade mincemeat!

  346. Joanna says:

    great alternative to the mince pie.

  347. Gemma Lizemore says:

    I think these will have to be Christmas Eve breakfast!

  348. Lucy says:

    Bear Claws are definately next on ‘to make ‘ list

  349. mel h says:

    At last an alternative to mince pies!

  350. I love anything involving mincemeat and have always wondered what beat claws actually are. Frankly they seen to be more delicious than I had imagined 🙂

  351. Jill says:

    What made you decide to make these as bear claws, rather than a pie shape, out of interest?

  352. Cenders says:

    Mmmmmmm…I can smell them cooking niw!

  353. Michelle says:

    Looking for something to make for a festive bake-off at work on Friday – I think these are on the short-list 🙂

  354. Claire says:

    These look fab, and I am sure I could manage to rustle a few up… not sure they’d last long with my two hungry bear cubs though

  355. Alison blewett says:

    a Brilliant & fun version of the mincepie – amazing 🙂

  356. Natty says:

    Will definitely be trying out the chocolate mincemeat

  357. Sarah Roy says:

    My little bear will love these!

  358. Niamh Lewis says:

    Wow! I want one now!

  359. Heather Orford says:

    Looks delicious.

  360. Julia says:

    Ooooh! Yum! Enough said!

  361. Anna Marie says:

    yummy, i had these for breakfast almost everyday in the USA :p

  362. Katie says:

    Chocolate mincemeat sounds like something I should try! These look like a great change to mince pies, might just have to give them a go 😀

  363. Sue Slade says:

    Full of Christmas goodness! x

  364. maggie pearson says:

    choc mincemeat…. really???

  365. Sabrina Smith says:

    In the voice of Peter Kay…chocolate….mincemeat?!! Curiosity might just get the better of me.

  366. Rachel F says:

    What a treat, a lovely twist on the traditional Christmas pies!x

  367. Lisa Armes says:

    Another possibilty for Santa on Christmas Eve!

  368. Debbie Morris says:

    My kids would love these, I like the chocolate idea!

  369. zoe leask says:

    haha these r brilliant thnak u

  370. jamila says:

    So THAT’S why they’re called bear claws!

  371. Sam Maher says:

    Must be said, I’m a little dubious of the chocolate mincemeat combination. But then I’ve never been a fan of chocolate raisins.

  372. Lisa says:

    Wow they look yummy

  373. Aidrienne Branagan says:

    Another lovely treat. Thank you, Pink Whisk

  374. michelle says:

    Oooh chocolate mincemeat – yum! Now just need to find a mincemeat with no oranges in it and I can have a go at these!

  375. sue p says:

    Tasty 🙂

  376. Megan Henderson says:

    My sister is going to LOVE these!

  377. Jenny says:

    chocolate & mincemeat what a combo

  378. Mathilde Prénas says:

    Your 2012 mince pies were already so good… I can’t wait to tried this new trick of yours!

  379. Elspeth Woods says:

    A great idea to make a change from the habitual mince pies!

  380. Claire says:

    These look delish and so unusual

  381. Sarah Blom says:

    Mincemeat & chocolate: mince pies just got even better!!

  382. Jill Ridley says:

    Growl!!! Bet these claws have a surprise bite to them 🙂

  383. Claire says:

    Completely yum!

  384. Laura Finlayson says:

    These look lovely

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