If your looking for a last minute valentines gift for a loved one this is a great idea, something that's quick easy and homemade! I would of liked to make heart chocolates, I went to Ikea but their heart ice cube trays had sold out. Instead I got the star tray which are still nice (and slightly less girly I suppose)!
What you will need:
1. Chocolate (of your choice)
2. Any filling (Raisins, fruit, honeycomb etc...)
3. Bain-Marie (Bowl on top of a sauce pan of hot water)
4. Mixing spoon
5. Silicon Ice cube tray (Ikea do great shaped ones)
6. Container and decoration
Follow these instructions to make your own chocolates:
Melt your chosen chocolate in a bowl over hot water (be super careful use a bowl suitable for this... that can take the heat, and if your young get an adult to help!)
Add in any extras like fruits or a great idea is a mashed up crunchie bar! (I'm folding in a milk chocolate to get a marbled effect!)
Pour into mold (I'm using a silicone ice cube tray) You may need to repeat the process if you have excess chocolate but only have one set of molds!
Leave to fully cool and set in the fridge
Once cooled you can pop the chocolates out and put into a container
Decorate- (If your wrapping in clingfilm something simple like a ribbon looks pretty!)
I'm putting mine into a jar, covering lid with fabric and then tying on a ribbon!
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Finished and Ready to enjoy! What do you think of the homemade chocolates?