Making chocolate at home is very easy and who doesn’t like chocolate? I mean, people who don’t like chocolate might exist – but I’ve never met any of them. Chocolate is something I prefer over any other dessert or treats. All I need is a small piece of my favourite chocolate (ok, two…) and the world is a better place. I also only like any cakes and sweet dessert if they contain chocolate – no sugary Victoria sponge for me and I would never touch a lemon drizzle. Bobcat feels the same way about chocolate: when he picks a dessert in a restaurant, he always picks something with chocolate. It’s always a safe choice. You just can’t go wrong.
I’ve tried to make chocolate at home a few times and they were ok, but this time they’ve turned out just perfect and delicious! I like good quality, organic, dark chocolate with nuts or berries. Stay away from me with “white chocolate”. (That’s not chocolate, that’s sugar paste.) Also, I prefer my chocolate to be fairly traded.
If you take my advice and buy top quality ingredients and follow the recipe below, the success is guaranteed. They look gorgeous, aren’t they? They also make great handmade gifts for Valentine’s Day or stocking fillers for Christmas. I made these for my some of my friends’ birthday and they loved them (phew!).
You can of course use other nuts or berries or none at all! Use organic and raw ingredients if you can – they are so much better both taste and quality wise.