April 16, 2014

Strawberry and Chocolate Candy

A delicious treat that makes a great Easter gift!

servings: 16 candies
time: 40 minutes


Ingredients
12 oz. chocolate chips (milk, semi-sweet or dark)
1 small box of strawberries, cut into small pieces

*chocolate candy molds

Directions
1 – Put half of the chocolate to melt in a water bath.
2 – Once melted, place the bowl in a tray with ice and stir well to cool off a little bit.
3 – Pour the chocolate into the mold. Turn the mold slightly so that the chocolate gets to the edges too.
4 – Turn the mold upside down and tap lightly to remove excess chocolate.
5 – Take the molds to the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
6 – Meanwhile, melt the other chocolate half.
7 – Remove the molds from the refrigerator, add the strawberries and top with melted chocolate.
8 – Put back in the fridge and leave until the chocolate is hard. Carefully, remove the candies from the molds.

*To melt the chocolate in the microwave, place on medium power and set for 1 minute. Then, remove, stir and place another minute. Repeat the process until chocolate is melted.

Tips and Options
  • The chocolate can be milk, semisweet, bittersweet or white.
  • Replace the strawberry by grape, hazelnut or peanut butter. It'll be great too.

Original recipe (in Portuguese): Bombom de Morango.

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