Everyone loves chocolates. Who can say no to them? They’re different from other candies because they’re brown, black or white! They’re sweet, they’re bitter or they’re both! They’re smooth or textured, and they can even can say your name, or show someone a special message! You can even personalize them, so why not try chocolate making at home!
Homemade chocolates are excellent for parties and they can help make your ordinary days quite special. It’s easy and really fun to do! With just a few ingredients and five simple and exciting steps, you can make homemade chocolates to be proud of.
We need bulk chocolate that you can buy in any grocery store. You don’t need a particular brand. Just choose any chocolate bars you or your kids love. We also need small cake cases, some candy and nuts, fruits, chocolate wafers or anything you want to mix or add to your chocolates, inside or out.
So now, let’s get on our aprons and begin this enjoyable experience.
Prepare the ingredients. You can buy them or you can use your kids’ chocolate bars left in the fridge. Grab some sprinkles from your kitchen and have everything set on a clean table.
Melt the chocolate. Hmm. Smells good. Sounds tempting. But please, do not be tempted! Resist putting your fingers in the mixture and licking them off! Remember, we are making homemade chocolates. Once melted, you can add some candy and nuts, chopped strawberries or blueberries or anything else to add more texture, flavor and individuality.
Pour the chocolate into a candy mold or small cases like an ice case or a small Tupperware. You can shape the chocolate by using chocolate molds, just remember to be quick to pour the chocolate mixture into the mold before it starts to set. You can now add sprinkles on top of the chocolate, like marshmallows, small stars or anything your imagination can come up with.
Place the chocolate in the fridge. Cool it there for about an hour.
Take the chocolates out of the cases or molds, and wrap them in chocolate wrappers or you can put them altogether in a bowl. Wow! Now it’s chocolate-eating time!
Chocolates made at home make amazing treats for your friends and kids. It’s a special feeling to eat anything that has been especially made for you, and chocolates are perhaps one of the most delicious of all tastes!
There are various reasons why people make chocolate at home and making your loved ones happy is just one of them. Another reason is maybe you want to start a chocolate-making business at home. Making chocolates is fun but it can also be very profitable.
But, why do some mothers, who are not into the business aspect, prefer making chocolates rather than buying them? Homemade chocolates taste far better than the commercial ones. This may be because with the commercial brands, something is lost in the mechanization of the process, or maybe it’s the ingredients which are added to aid production, or just the lack of love, which you are able to put into your own homemade chocolates.
People whose kids or parents have special conditions or dietary challenges can also be catered for. Eating commercially made chocolates are not recommended for them. It might cause some health problems, so to still enjoy eating chocolates without having to worry about possible health issues, making homemade chocolates is the sensible option.
If you have any diabetics in your family who can’t resist chocolates, you can maintain their health by making chocolates for them that are not going to harm them. Chocolates can cause chaos with their blood sugar levels. There are already chocolates available for diabetics but they’re quite expensive and generally don’t taste as good. So if you are a mother or teenager who wants to surprise your diabetic loved ones, make homemade chocolates that can help control their sugar levels and taste as good as normal chocolates.
Chocolate making at home is fun and exciting! It’s a pastime or business you can do on your own or with help from friends and family. You can have a good time with your kids while showering your chocolates with different toppings. You can give these chocolates as gifts for every occasion that you can think of, and a gift of homemade chocolates given with love is one that will be hard to beat.
Janine Rose Lumanag lives in the Philippines. Janine has a unique talent for research and physical investigation, which results in articles that offer her readers a very honest, entertaining and personal view of the subject. Her love of candy and how to make it has always been a passion of hers, and she is currently writing a series of articles on this topic. If you want to learn more about chocolate making at home.