Everyone deserves a good chocolate every now and again. Especially ones filled with coconut and almonds. My mother and sisters are master chocolate makers. Every year at Christmas, they spend at least two to three days carefully and lovingly hand dipping all of their chocolate creations.
Their neighbors love it.
My neighbors aren't that lucky.
Fortunately, I have figured out a trick that will help with my candy making skills - how to make your own chocolate covered candies.
What you will need:
Coconut Filling (recipe at the end of post)
Your favorite Chocolate (this is mine)
First, melt your chocolate either very slowly in the microwave, or on a double boiler on your stove. I highly recommend a double boiler, so you don't have to keep on reheating your chocolate as it cools.
Place 1 tsp. of melted chocolate in your cupcake liner. Quickly turn the cupcake liner on it's side and slowly roll it. The chocolate should coat the inside of your cupcake liner. If you have small holes, you can either touch up by adding a little more chocolate, or leave as is - it will still taste good!
Once you have your cupcake liners all covered, allow the chocolate to set back up to a hard consistence.
When the chocolate is hardened, place 1 tsp of coconut filling and one or two almonds on top. Finish with another 1 tsp of melted chocolate on top! Let the chocolate harden before packaging or eating.
These little chocolates would be adorable on a dessert table for any party or event.
1 (14 oz.) package of sweetened coconut
2 lbs. powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 sticks melted butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Mix all the ingredients together. Chill over night before dipping in chocolate.