This Homemade Chocolate Candy Recipe is super easy to make and the ingredients are easy to find. Anyone can easily make it.
Start making these Homemade Chocolate Candy Recipe for the coming Valentines. As early as now you can start selling these chocolate goodies!
You can also try recipe #2, it is used by many chocolate makers. Some of you though may have a hard time looking for the Cacao Butter. They are both delicious anyhow.
For the moulds; you can use, ice cube trays, or old Ferrero Rocher trays, small silicon chocolate cups available in Sm supermarkets or Japan home section at a cheaper price (about 88 pesos)
Homemade Chocolate Recipe
Cocoa powder – 5 tbsps
Milk powder – 1 1/4 cups
Butter – 1/4 cup
Sugar – 2/3 cup
Water – 1/2 cup
Sieve milk powder and cocoa powder and set aside.
In a pot, heat water and sugar and let it boil over high heat. Adjust heat to low and continue cooking till the syrup reaches one string consistency. Add the butter and mix well till it melts and blends with the syrup. Turn off heat.
Add the cocoa-milk powder mixture gradually (a few tbsps at a time) and mix well till glossy. Grease square pan or plate. Pour the mixture into the pan and smooth the top with a spatula allow to set for 10 to 15 mts at room temperature.
Place in fridge for 10-15 mts. Remove from fridge and use a cookie cutter to cut into desired shape.
Wrap them in colored papers and gift to family and friends.
You can add crushed nuts of your choice.
You can add 1/2 tsp of vanilla essence at the time of adding butter. Alternately, 2 tsps of strong coffee mixture can be added.
If using cinnamon, add 1/4 tsp to the cocoa-milk mixture and sieve.
To check for one string consistency of sugar syrup – allow the sugar to dissolve in water. Continue to cook the syrup on low flame. It will begin to thicken. When you touch the syrup between your forefinger and thumb, a thin string will form and it should not break. If it breaks, the syrup should simmer for a little while longer.
(Using Cacao/Cocoa Butter)
What is a Cocoa butter?
“Cocoa butter, also called theobroma oil, is a pale-yellow, edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean. It is used to make chocolate, as well as some ointments, toiletries, and pharmaceuticals. Cocoa butter has a cocoa flavor and aroma.” Wikipedia
Where to buy Cocoa Butter? You can buy it in baking stores near your place or look for Facebook Pages selling baking ingredients.
120 grams cacao/cocoa butter (about 1 cup of cacao b chunks)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup room-temperature pure maple syrup (or honey or any liquid sweetener of choice)
pinch of fine grain sea salt
1. Melt the cacao butter in a pot over the lowest heat setting. Or you may use a double boiler. (Pan over a simmering water)
2. Combine all other ingredients into the pot.
3. Pour into small silicone cups or molder.
4. Let it freeze for 30 minutes, until firm. Pop chocolate out of the cups and enjoy immediately. Store in the fridge or freezer until ready to use.
Yield: 12 servings
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