Christmas chocolates ver 2.0

 

 

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and up in the city,
We made lots of chocolate, but not in a jiffy
The boxes were packed and sent on the train,
In hopes that my peeps would enjoy them again.

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What is better than chocolate? If you guessed “not very much” you would be right, and if you guessed “homemade chocolates” you’re be righter. More right? Whatever.

I have just finished eating a chocolate, which we made last week as Christmas gifts for family and friends. Last year we had lots of pretty boxes. I sort of forgot to order more boxes and we ran out this time. Luckily Boyfriend channeled MacGyver and made me some DIY boxes.

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I was really excited to make chocolates again this year because we got all the extra chocolate moulds I wanted, and had two of each shape, which makes it a lot easier to do.  Here is the map.

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Tried two new flavours this year: milk chocolate and toasted almond, and semi-sweet chocolate caramel chews. Said bye-bye to the dulche de leche and chocolate ganache.

I am so over the idea of Toblerone ganache. It never works out. “Toblerone goo” would be more apt. Never again! I’m just melting solid Toblerone bars from now on.

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I really love making chocolates. Just looking at them fills me with joy. I have a few more boxes to give to some friends. 😉

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I also made my peppermint bark. Le yum.

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What type of chocolate is your favourite?

 

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3 thoughts on “Christmas chocolates ver 2.0

  1. Leighann says:

    Lon brought these in to share with us here at work. They were fantastic! I tried the Caramel & the Peanut Butter cream – delish! Thank you for making & sharing 🙂

  2. Diane says:

    Seriously though. Unbelieveable.

    I made a new years resolution – no more sugar. I revised it immediately as I saw Lon walking with a tupperware and a smile – No more sugar, except for Patty’s sugar – I can eat as much of Patty’s sugar as I want. It’s WAY too good to pass up.

    Chocolate & Peppermint Bark = AMAZING.

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