Wednesday, February 12, 2014

How to Make: Green Leaf Chocolates

\Valentine's Day wouldn't be complete without chocolate...this year, instead of getting a lame box from the 99 cent store, I decided to re-use that old box I saved and make my own forest-themed candies!  

The only item really essential to making these lovely leaves is a plastic mold.  I got lucky and found mine at a thrift store for a quarter.  If you don't have one, improvise!  I made other chocolates with a flower ice cube try and a small rubber baking dish of a tree...Other than that, just use a bag of white chocolate chips and green food coloring to make the candies!

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave and add a drop of green food coloring.  Use a utensil to scoop the chocolate into the mold and smooth it out.  Add another drop of coloring after making a few leaves, as this will provide variations in the shades of green.

Fit the chocolate into the molds evenly, using a knife to scrape the tops to they are not overflowing...

Place the mold in the freezer for 30 minutes.  Remove the mold when the chocolates are solidified, carefully use a knife to wedge them out of the mold...Place on a plate and store in the fridge until Valentine's Day!

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