I have been trying since before Christmas to show you my recipe for handmade dipped chocolates. These are the ones my oldest son says he remembers me always making but letting him eat very few of them because I was always giving them away. I don't think that is exactly true, although he probably did want to eat many more than I let him eat. Well, unfortunately, he is away at law school and won't get to eat any of this batch, unless we mail him some, which I guess is a real possibility.
Since I missed making them at Christmas last year, I thought I would make them for Valentine's Day, but of course that was interrupted by a couple of babies being born! So, now we are almost at Easter, I have finally found the chance! I saw a cute tutorial on Pinterest about some delicious looking Oreo truffles shaped like eggs and decorated. http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/easter-egg-oreo-truffles/ I love Oreo truffles, but for Spring, I associate flavors that are a little brighter, like citrus flavors. I always make lemon meringue pie for Easter dinner. So I decided to make 3 citrus flavors, lemon, tangerine and key lime! Get the citrus squeezer here! I dipped them in dark chocolate to help offset the sweetness of the filling.
So, follow along and you can make some of your own Easter Eggs this year! My recipe is one I have had since I was in Jr. High Home Economics! I have made it for many years. I hope you enjoy it.
Now it is time to add the flavors. I divided the dough, (it is actually a fondant) into 3 parts to flavor separately.
It only takes one fruit per flavor that you are going to make.
Now you put them in the fridge or freezer for an hour or so to harden them before dipping in the chocolate. I just used melted Hershey's Special Dark chocolate chips melted on the double boiler to dip them in.
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!