I think every year I mention that I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day – but since I’ve done so many posts on the topic already, doesn’t that count as celebrating? That’s for you to decide. Either way, these chocolates would make a thoughtful homemade gift for the occasion. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t equally tasty on any other day of the year! The only condition is that you have to love dark chocolate. For some (unknown to me) reason, some people don’t treasure it as much as I do, so don’t go offering these around to just anyone. Which I’m sure you wouldn’t do, you know better.
I’ve recently ventured into – well, not chocolate making per se, but rather chocolate improving. Ever since buying my first ever coconut oil, I found countless possibilities for the stuff, including making chocolate richer and tastier. And if that’s something you’d be interested in, check out the easy chocolates recipe below:
- one tablet (100g) dark chocolate
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- dried fruit (I used a Pina Colada tea mix)
- Break the chocolate into small pieces. Together with the coconut oil, melt in the microwave or in a double broiler. Stir to get a homogeneous consistency.
- Set 10-12 silicon cupcake molds on a tray, and pour hot chocolate in each one, barely covering the bottom of the mold.
- Sprinkle some dried fruit on each chocolate, and allow to cool. Move the tray to the refrigerator, and keep there for at least an hour before taking the chocolates out of their molds.
- Before adding the fruit, you can trickle a couple of drops of your favorite liqueur on each chocolate. I used strawberry liqueur.