DIY Delectable Chocolates for your Lover this Valentines Day!

Monday, January 04, 2010 Aimee Larsen 12 Comments


Easy chocolate treats for your honey bunches this Valentines.  I'm getting an early start this year to encourage you a bit earlier as well.

Start with your centers...

Caramel on a Vanilla Fudge Cloud Center
4 T. butter
2 c. mini marshmallows
1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 c. powdered sugar
1-3 tsp. milk
In a medium saucepan, bring butter to a boil over extremely high heat. Do not stir. Allow butter to boil just until it takes on a medium brown hue (you want to brown it, not scorch it!). Once browned, immediately add marshmallows to the pan and stir, stir, stir while they swell and become sticky. Remove from heat. Add vanilla, powdered sugar and 1 tsp. of the milk. Now start to beat it with your electric mixer. Add milk as needed. The consistency should be thick and sticky.  Pour and scrap into a square class dish 9 x9 is what I use.  Refrigerate until hard.

Remove from refrigerator and work fast while hard.  cut 1" squares from your pan of hard creamy filling.  Remove squares one by one, roll into a ball and place on a sheet or wax paper.  While you are rolling balls, melt your chocolate.


Melt your chocolate until it is a runny consistency, not too thick.
I use the chocolate chips that come in the microwaveable paper bowls from the fresh fruit section of the grocery store.  It's easy and quick.

Dip your balls of stiff goo into the chocolate and remove.  Place on a the sheet of wax paper.  As your chocolate hardens you can sprinkle with pulverized pecans or drizzle with white chocolate or leave plain.


These make up really fast and are fun to give.  Package in a cutie pie box and give away.


After the centers have return to room temp, watch out because they'll melt in your mouth.  Yumm!

12 comments:

  1. Looks so yummy!! I am not a valentines day person never have had a good one or anything so it's just another day for me! BUT This looks so delicious!!!

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  2. I came to your blog via SITS.

    Unrelated to this post, I just want to say how lovely your layout is. Very refreching, all this white space with some vibrant punches of colour. :)

    I'm a bit of a chocoholic and definitely an amateur kitchen adventurer, I might just have to try this one out, and probably won't be waiting for Valentine's Day, either.

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  3. These sound sooo yummy and sooo easy to make too!

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  4. So yummy! Definitely going to give these a try!

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  5. Looks delicious, thanks for sharing!!

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  6. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so going to make these! That first picture grabbed me and wouldn't let me go. Sounds wonderful. Shame on you for making me make these while I'm trying to be good on my diet. :)

    Hugs
    Joanne

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  7. Oh I am sooooo glad you posted the recipe! I am going to try making some!

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  8. This recipe looks great, but what is 1 T butter? Is that a teaspoon or a tablespoon full?

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  9. All your recipes look so good, but unfortunately, I can't make them because I'm in Australia and here there is no: mini marshmallows, only tiny bags of expensive blobs of something they call marshmallows..no Crisco, no Wiltons, the list is way TOO long for here. Just know that you are in the greatest country in the world, even your toilet paper and paper towel is inches wider than anywhere else!
    The stuff is interesting to read for me because I'm American. The rest of (at least) the English speaking world haven't a clue and believe us to be very .... Well you can fill that in I'm sure. Only those who have visited the US understand that we do not KNOW any different. Still I remember one woman stopping me in a grocery store when she heard my accent to ask me why is everything in America SO sweet! But it's more that everything here isn't. Even chocolate is only about 1/3 as sweet as your used to. It sometimes seems to me that they put all the sugar in their mayonnaise.
    I'm linking my daughters to this beautiful blog! Thank you for everything!!!
    PS. I use the same recipe shorthand, T for tablespoon and t for teaspoon. But for people that don't cook, that gets confusing it seems... I also use 'C' for cup.

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  10. I have a secret santa already for girl scouts and when my grandmother found this site she e-mailed me the web address imedetly and now I'm making these for her.
    THANKS! so making another batch

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  11. I would like to hear of some more ideas for secret santa if any ideas please reply!

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