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Chocolate Candies-Tuesday Twister

Tuesday Twister

http://gnowfglins.com/2010/02/09/tuesday-twister-blog-carnival-2010-02-09

I made a few batches of chocolate candies for a cooking class that I was doing and thought you might like the recipes for Valentines day.

The following picture goes with the first recipe:

The texture of the chocolate on these is similar to tootsie rolls. Not the melt in you mouth kind of chocolate, but more chewy.

This recipe is cool because you can handle and shape the chocolate around anything. We did soaked and dehydrated almonds, cashews, pecans and walnuts. We also covered peanut butter balls, dried cherries and raisins.

Chocolate Covered Nuts

½ cup desired whole nuts (preferably soaked and dehydrated)

1 cup naturally sweetened chocolate chips

1 tbsp raw cream

            Place the chocolate chips and raw cream in a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water. Whisk until melted then remove from the heat.

            Using your fingers take a small piece of the chocolate mixture and form it around each nut. Place in a paper candy cup or on a plate. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes about 30 Chocolate Covered Nuts.

The next recipe is the dipping chocolate, that IS melt in your mouth good. A little more messy to work with, but well worth it.

Dipping Chocolate

1 cup naturally sweetened chocolate chips

1 tbsp coconut oil

            Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a glass bowl over a simmering pot of water. Do not let the bowl touch the water. Remove from heat when almost completely melted. Continue to stir until melted. Dip nuts, dried fruits, peanut butter mixture etc. in chocolate. Place on parchment paper and freeze or refrigerate until set and ready to serve. Makes about 60 marble size candies.

Peanut Butter Mixture

4 tbsp natural peanut butter

2 tbsp raw honey

            Mix together, shape into balls then freeze for 10 minutes. Dip in chocolate and freeze or refrigerate until ready to serve.

You can increase the coconut oil in the previous recipe if you want it to be even more “melt in your mouth good.”

Make some of these for your sweet heart!

Copyright © 2010

By Tiffany Perez

Tiffany’s Table L.L.C.

All Rights Reserved.

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Discussion

One thought on “Chocolate Candies-Tuesday Twister

  1. OOOh, those sound yummy!!!!!!!!!!! Chocolate is my weakness.

    Posted by Melody Proudfit | February 17, 2010, 3:05 am

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