This post will be very inspirational for anybody who has a sweet tooth. If you are or have a family member addicted to chocolate, go ahead, surprise him/her! These candies take less than an hour to make, but they are super satisfying for both the cook and eater. Note: some people will not believe you made such a professional looking box of candies, so feel free to describe the process or use any other way to prove you’re the real thing 🙂 Every time I’ve made these, they’ve been an absolute success. Try them yourself!
For 30-35 pieces
- 2 bars of chocolate, one dark and one milky, with no nuts
- 100 gr/3,5 oz unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp hazelnut syrup or freshly brewed coffee (optional)
- 100 gr / 3,5 oz finely chopped walnuts
- 100 gr / 3,5 oz coconut flakes
- 100 gr / 3,5 oz raisins, covered with rum and soaked for at least 2 hours
Melt the chocolate over a medium heat in a pot with thick bottom. Halfway through add the butter and stir until both ingredients combine into a smooth mixture. Add the hazelnut syrup (coffee), if you want to use one for more saturated flavor. Remove the excess rum from the raisins and them too. Stir once again very well and remove from fire.
Meanwhile, chop the walnuts finely and spread them in a thick layer on a big plate. Spread the coconut flakes in another plate. When chocolate mixture is cool enough ( after half an hour, at least) you can start forming the candies. Use two tea spoons to form a small ball and put it in one of the plates. If the mixture is still hot, you won’t be able to form a ball, it will melt. Leave it in the refrigerator, if you want to speed the process, but check regularly how thick it is, because if you miss the moment, you’ll need to heat it up once again. So, back to the formed ball. Roll it over the flakes/nuts so they can cover the chocolate and carefully place it in a box. When the next one is ready, place it near the first one, but don’t touch them with one another. Use small boxes, so you can quickly pop them in the fridge, before they lose their shape.
When you are finished with all of them, leave them to cool for an hour and then you can put all the candies in one box, because now they are cool enough. Store them in the fridge for up to a month (they wont’s last that long uneaten, though) 🙂
Thanks for reading! Bon appetit!