Ever think, I want to make someone something special but I don’t have the time, energy or patience to do it? This recipe is the answer to your prayers! With just 3 ingredients you can make these gorgeous homemade chocolates in next to no time at all, with minimal effort! It’s ok though, I won’t tell them if you won’t 🙂
Here is what you will need to make approx 30 chocolates.
*You can use any shape you like. Silicone are easier than solid but not essential.
Firstly, chop the hazelnuts and the cranberries then mix them together.
Break the chocolate into a large bowl and melt in a microwave in 20 second intervals. Stir well between each time. Alternatively you can do it in a large bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water.
Pour the melted chocolate into a piping bag and snip off the end. Half fill each hole with chocolate.
Place a little of the topping into each hole and press it gently into the chocolate. This is so the topping stays put, if it isn’t pressed into the chocolate it would just fall off!
Allow to set at room temperature for 1 – 2 hours. If you are short on time you can speed up the process and set in the fridge.
Store in an airtight container, these will keep for about 2 weeks.
These would make a beautiful gift for any occasion. Place them in cellophane bags tied with a ribbon or in a nice gift box lined with tissue paper. If you/they don’t like the flavours you can easily switch out the cranberries and hazelnuts for whatever you like, the technique will be exactly the same! You could try pistachio, walnuts, pecans, raisins or fudge pieces. You could even make them look extra special and zigzag some milk or dark chocolate over each one. The possibilities are endless!
I hope you enjoyed the post my lovelies, until next time.