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Reliving Childhood with Chocolates

Christmas for me the past few years has been taking over things my mom did when we were kids. One tradition I wanted to fill this year was making Christmas chocolates. Every year when I was a kid my mom would go to this little chocolate boutique in our town (the only place to buy melting chocolate) and buy pounds of melting chocolates. Remember my tip for melting chocolates if you’re going to do it in the microwave – 30 seconds, stir, 30 seconds, stir. You’d be surprised how quickly it melts! And then just have some fun with it! 

The first thing I like to do is use my Christmas molds. I have presents, trees, gingerbread men, candy canes… You can use any kind of chocolate you’d like or even mix them. Sprinkles? Why not. Pour the chocolate in the molds, place in the freezer for about 5-7 minutes to harder, and pop them out. Easy and fun! 

Another option is to use nuts, dried fruit or even pretzels! What you would do for this is lay some wax paper onto a baking sheet that will fit into your freezer. Place you mix in in little piles about 2 inches apart and just pour some of them melted chocolate over it. Again, place in the freezer for 5-7 minutes and pop them off the wax paper. 

These are a great treat to bring around to parties or holiday dinners, or even wrap up in some cellphone with a pretty bow and give it out as gifts. It’s a treat everyone is sure to love. Happy Holidays and have fun!