Whether you are trying to make the perfect Valentine’s chocolates for someone special, or just want to try your hand at making your own sweets, these are two simple recipes that are easy, not expensive to make, and of course, super delicious.
Made with melted milk or dark chocolate, these treats are exceptionally simple to make, but done with the right finesse, are just as good as brand name chocolates. Plus, this simple recipe gives you plenty of opportunities to decorate and play with your creations!
To begin with, you will need jelly or chocolate molds, which can easily be found at every 100-yen store this time of the year, or you can even use a simple ice cube tray to make bite-sized chocolates. Make sure these molds are heat and cold safe, or else you may end up damaging the mold and contaminating your chocolates.
For fillings, prepare things like fresh pomegranate seeds, cherries, finely chopped nuts, or even, if you are feeling really ambitious, jam or liqueur can be combined and tailored to suit the recipient. While dried fruits are a good option, they can also really up the sugar content of these chocolates, so if you are trying to make a more healthy option, then fresh is the best choice. If you do want to make a liqueur filling, you’ll need to turn it into a syrup first — tutorials for this are available on Youtube.
What you need:
How to make:
Chop and melt the chocolate in a double boiler (essentially a metal bowl sitting in a pot of boiling water on the stove). Using a spoon, pour a little chocolate into each mold to cover the bottom by a …continue reading