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Homemade gourmet Easter chocolates

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Homemade gourmet easter chocolates

Easter can be crazy expensive. This year I decided that to achieve Fair trade, dairy free, gourmet easter eggs that had no crazy additives or colours, it was up to me to do it.

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What do you need?

2 blocks of fair trade dark (dairy free) chocolate. I use Β Green and Blacks.

Some easter chocolate moulds (quite inexpensive plastic trays from any kitchenware place)

Your choice of fillings: I used peanut butter fudge and raspberry chia jam.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler (or like me, place a metal bowl on top of a saucepan with a little boiling water and stir chocolate until it is melted). The process is done in three parts:

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1. Place a spoonful of melted chocolate into each mould and make sure it has reached all sides (for this you might need a tiny paintbrush or skewer to push it to the edges. Place in freezer for 2 minutes.

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2. Once the chocolate has cooled, place your filling on top. Try to make sure it doesn’t touch the edges because you want the next layer to seal the filling in. If your filling needs to set, place it in the freezer for 2 minutes, otherwise proceed with step 3.

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3. Drizzle remaining melted chocolate over the top of the filling to seal it in. It can help to gently tap the mould tray on the bench to help the chocolate settle to a flat and even level.

Place in the fridge until set!

Homemade gourmet raspberry easter chocolates

Homemade gourmet raspberry easter chocolates

I am going to keep these in the freezer and try not to eat them before Easter πŸ™‚ They are totally divine and totally ethical! The only pity is that I’m not supporting the Fair trade easter egg industry this year (which I fully support). However, this entire tub of chocolates cost only $6 in chocolate (1.5 Green and Blacks blocks). Amazing.

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Author: Rah

www.plantbasedmunchies.wordpress.com

9 thoughts on “Homemade gourmet Easter chocolates

  1. these look awesome.. i’d like to have a go at them… wondering if you have any ideas on how to make the dark choc more like milk chocolate?? without using soy or coconut.. personally i like dark… but my preschooler not so much. i still have the remainder of a packet of dairy free choc rabbits from last year, which will do for preschool again this year.. but we have a family lunch on sunday and she is keen for easter “treats” and i’d like to try making some with her πŸ™‚

    • Hi Mich, that’s a good question. I would suggest using coconut cream but the chocolate may not set then. I’ll have a look and see if I can come up with solutions. You can buy rice milk chocolate in specialty places also. I’m not sure what would happen if you added rice milk to a melted dark chocolate solution though, it might not work. See if you can find rice milk chocolate to melt, and I’ll see what I can work out for you!

      • Oops you said no coconut! Well rule out that one. πŸ˜‰

      • i love coconut, but there’s no disguising the flavour for a certain particular someone. i am thinking of just trying the dark, i think filled with raspberry goodness she may go for it.. but i think what might end up happening is that we make cupcakes with rabbit toothpicks for her, and IF we get to the chocolates as well i may just have to eat them all myself, which wouldn’t be entirely tragic πŸ˜‰

      • Good one πŸ˜‰ I also just made some for my niece and nephew with strawberry chia jam – which is so sweet! That might soften the dark chocolate impact even more so?

  2. thanks for that suggestion!

  3. The melted dark chocolate got very thoroughly cleaned off everything in between each mould πŸ™‚ needn’t have worried about that.. except for the hygiene aspect! luckily weren’t planning to share this batch beyond immediate family. and had been wondering how long the strawberry jam would last since we had so much more than we need for the chocolates – but it seemed to disappear very rapidly as each shape got generously overfilled and then she just HAD to eat the extra bits to make room for some chocolate. Plus she decided she needed spoonfuls to check it wasn’t “going off” every minute or so – very conscientious! not that i can talk given i ate no less than half the peanut butter fudge in one sitting last night as it was too good πŸ˜‰

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