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Homemade Gourmet Chocolate

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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.

If you liked this post, you may like some of these other candy recipes too…

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Homemade Gourmet Chocolate

Prep Time: 10 mins
Chill time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 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!
Yield: 14 servings

Ingredients

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

Instructions 

  • 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 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the tray from the freezer and fill it with your choice of add-ins.
  • Pour spoonfuls of chocolate on top of your add-ins and freeze this tray again for another 15-20 minutes.
  • Turn the tray onto a sheet of wax paper and tap it a bit until the chocolate cubes come out. And you are done!

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

Calories: 126kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 4mg, Potassium: 72mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 0.7mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 126
Author: CakeWhiz

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

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  1. Hi..can we add alchohol to the filling? If yes pls advise how?
    Thanks

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