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Homemade chocolates that are perfect for gifting

Homemade chocolates that are perfect for gifting, but we won't tell if you save them for yourself too



  • 200 grams chocolate, milk, dark, or white, chopped
  • Nuts, such as cashews, pecans, slivered almonds, etc.
  • Dried fruit, such as dried cranberries, apricots, mango, etc.
  • Shredded coconut
  • Candied orange peel
  • Flakey salt, optional


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 inch of water to a simmer.  Add 175 grams of the chocolate to a large glass mixing bowl and place it over the saucepan.  Slowly stir the chocolate just until melted.
  2. Once melted, remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the remaining 25 grams of chocolate.  Slowly stir until all of the chocolate has melted together then set aside for about a minute while you lay out a sheet of parchment paper onto a baking sheet.
  3. Using a regular teaspoon, scoop dollops of chocolate onto the parchment and, using the back of the spoon, spread the dollops into two-inch circles.  Top with whatever nuts, fruit, and other toppings you’d like followed by a tiny sprinkling of flakey salt, if desired. 
  4. Pop the chocolates into the fridge to harden completely then store in a cool, dry place.  Pack up your chocolates in little cellophane bags for the perfect hostess gift!

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