Blaze and I started making Easter candies last night. We're staring early this year so we can send some of them to my oldest daughter in her next college care package.
So far we have made butterflies out of pretzels, with licorice whip antennas and either dark chocolate or white chocolate bodies, and truffles.
4 ounces of bittersweet chocolate
3 1/2 ounces marzipan (half a package)
2 Tablespoons strong warm coffee
Grind the bittersweet chocolate in a blender or food processor until it becomes a fine powder. Add the marzipan and blend until smooth. While the motor is running, add the coffee. Form the chocolate mixture into small egg shapes. These "eggs" can then be dipped in melted chocolate or just rolled in cocoa powder.
We made eggs out of the other half of the marzipan package, too, and dipped them in chocolate.
To tell the difference between the two kinds of chocolate eggs, we decorated the chocolate filled ones with a little melted white chocolate.
We'll probably be making more goodies this weekend.