Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Chocolate Candies

   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.





Mocha 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.


Ula said...

Can I magically transport the mocha truffles here? Those sound really good right now. Of course that would probably be a bad idea. I'm on my second cup of coffee for the day already and it isn't even 2 yet.

Crescent Moon said...

They'll get there someday. I just have to tape up the package, address it, and then remember to mail it.
Oh, and get paid Friday so I can afford the postage.

Tammy said...

I love those pretzel butterflies...what a creative idea.

Sofia said...

Thease sound so good.

Crafty Crow