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Homemade Gourmet Chocolate

Learn how to make easy homemade gourmet chocolate with any fillings you like. Pack them in a fancy box and they would work great as a homemade gift too!

Coming up with a name for today’s post was so HARD but I finally settled on naming these little cuties “Homemade gourmet chocolate.”

I know many people won’t agree with the name but it was better than calling them “chocolate ice cubes”…LOL!

Hubby and I are CRAZY about these Nutella filled ones.

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As you have probably guessed, these homemade chocolates are made in ICE CUBE TRAYS.

You can use a fancy chocolate mold but this is the way my dear Mom made them.

Back in the day, they didn’t have cool chocolate molds or cute ice trays readily available at stores.

So, my mom was SMART and used whatever was on hand 🙂

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My mom used to put a few of these in my lunch box.

The best part was the element of SURPRISE… I would NEVER know what filling was inside them until lunch time!

These gourmet homemade chocolate can be filled with whatever you can dream of!

Chopped nuts (there are walnuts in this one)…

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Fluffy marshmallows…

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Creamy peanut butter…

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Or even fresh strawberries and maraschino cherries…

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To make this homemade gourmet chocolate, you will need the following ingredients:

2 cups melted chocolate (your choice of dark, milk or white)
2 cups of add-ins (see note below)
Paintbrush
Ice cube tray

Notes:
– Your add-ins can include: chopped nuts, peanut butter, Nutella, thick ganache, crushed cookies, fresh berries, marshmallows or anything else your heart desires!
– If you like, you can use chocolate molds and follow the same tutorial to make cool shapes of homemade chocolates.

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
Melt chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments.
Use a paintbrush to paint chocolate in each cavity of an ice cube tray.
Freeze this tray for 20 minutes.

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Step 2:
Remove the tray from the freezer and fill it with your choice of add-ins.

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Step 3:
Pour spoonfuls of chocolate on top of your add-ins.
Freeze this tray again for another 20 minutes.

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Step 4:
Turn the tray onto a sheet of wax paper and tap it a bit until the chocolate cubes come out.
And you are done making your homemade gourmet chocolate.
Pack these in a beautiful box and wrap it in a ribbon and you have a wonderful homemade gift for your family and friends, especially during Christmas time.

Well, that’s all for today.

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Homemade Gourmet Chocolate

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Learn how to make easy homemade gourmet chocolate with any fillings you like. Pack them in a fancy box and they would work great as a homemade gift too!
Servings: 14 servings
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 126 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Melted chocolate Your choice of dark, milk or white
  • 2 cups Add-ins See note below

Instructions

  1. Melt chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments and use a paintbrush to paint chocolate in each cavity of an ice cube tray. Freeze this tray for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove the tray from the freezer and fill it with your choice of add-ins.
  3. Pour spoonfuls of chocolate on top of your add-ins and freeze this tray again for another 20 minutes.
  4. Turn the tray onto a sheet of wax paper and tap it a bit until the chocolate cubes come out. And you are done!

Recipe Notes

  • Your add-ins can include: chopped nuts, peanut butter, Nutella, thick ganache, crushed cookies, fresh berries, marshmallows or anything else your heart desires!
  • If you like, you can use chocolate molds and follow the same tutorial to make cool shapes of homemade chocolates.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Gourmet Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Potassium 72mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 12g
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 3.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

45 comments on “Homemade Gourmet Chocolate”

  1. I would like to make these little dreams but I do live in Mexico and have not been very lucky with buying the right chocolate for this type of candy. Can you suggest which brand I should buy for this recipe?  I would like to know for example what brand you used for the ones in the pics.  Semi sweet is my choice.
    Regards

  2. I can’t get them out of the ice cube trays!! Any suggestions?

    • They should come out very easily. Just twist the sides of the ice cube tray a little to loosen the cubes and they should just pop out. However, if the the chocolate is still too soft and hasn’t set, they won’t come out because they are sticking to the ice cube tray. Just pop it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes and they should easily come out.

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