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EASY HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE

Easy to make and delicious these homemade chocolates make a great gift for any occasion.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine fusion
Servings 40 pieces

Ingredients
  

For The Chocolate Balls:

  • 1 cup full fat milk powder
  • 1 cup mixed nuts coarse powder
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup butter

For The Sugar Syrup:

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water

For The Coating:

  • 1 cup chocolate chips dark, milk or both

Topping:

  • some chopped nuts, sprinkles or dried fruit
  • extra butter for greasing

Instructions
 

Preparation of the Sugar Syrup:

  • Mix water and sugar in a heavy bottom pan and boil it till it becomes a thick syrup about 1 thread consistency.
  • To check for one thread consistency, after five minutes of boiling, place a small amount of syrup on a saucer. Take it with your finger and press it with your thumb. Open it. If you can see a string then thats one thread consistency. If you cant see the thread, let the syrup cook for a further few minutes.
  • Take the sugar syrup off the heat.

Preparation of the Chocolate Balls:

  • Sift cocoa powder and milk powder together in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the nut powder and mix well.
  • When the sugar syrup is ready add butter and vanilla extract. Mix well till the butter melts.
  • Add the milk powder mixture into the syrup.
  • Mix it well.
  • Let the mixture cool down a bit.
  • Line a tray with parchment paper.
  • Grease your hands with some butter and roll the mixture into balls. I usually take about a teaspoonful.
  • Place the rolled balls on the prepared tray.

Preparation of Melted Chocolate

  • You can put the chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl and melt it in the microwave.
  • I prefer to melt it over hot water.
  • Place the chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl that just sits at the mouth of a saucepan.
  • Add about 2 inches deep of water in the saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  • Place the bowl with chocolate over it and mix till the chocolate melts.

Coating the Chocolate Balls:

  • Place one rolled ball into the melted chocolate.
  • Using a fork remove the ball from the melted chocolate. Tap the fork against the bowl to remove excess chocolate.
  • Place the coated ball on the tray.
  • Repeat the above steps with the remaining balls.
  • Sprinkle your topping over them.
  • Put the tray in the fridge till the chocolate sets.

Notes

  • Don't have time to roll the balls. Then just pat it down into a greased and parchment lined tray. Pour the melted chocolate over it. Cut into squares.
  • For nut free chocolate, replace the nut powder with milk powder.
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