Valentine's Day is almost here and nothing says "I love you" like a homemade gift. Here are three delicious homemade chocolate recipes that are simple and easy to make: chocolate dipped figs, chocolate almond clusters, and heart-shaped peanut butter cups.
Chocolate Dipped Figs
chocolate chips, melted
12 dried figs
- Line a baking sheet or small cutting board with parchment paper.
- Holding the stem, dip a fig in the melted chocolate. Allow excess chocolate to drip off and place the fig firmly on the lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining figs.
- Refrigerate the figs until the chocolate has hardened, about 10 minutes.
- Remove the figs from the baking sheet and enjoy or store in the refrigerator.
Chocolate Almond Clusters
8 ounces chocolate chips, melted
1 cup raw almonds
- Add almonds to melted chocolate and mix until evenly distributed.
- Spoon dollops of chocolate almond mixture onto a lined baking sheet.
- Sprinkle clusters with sea salt.
- Refrigerate until clusters have hardened, about 20 minutes.
- Remove clusters from baking sheet and enjoy or store in the refrigerator.
Heart-Shaped Peanut Butter Cups
Note: Quantities vary depending on the mold you use. These are the quantities for my mold.
10 ounces chocolate chips, melted
1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
- Fill the heart-shaped molds about halfway with the melted chocolate.
- Place the mold in the the freezer for 10 minutes, or until the chocolate has solidified.
- Spoon about a teaspoon of peanut butter into the center of each heart, being careful not to let it touch the edges of the mold.
- Cover the peanut butter with the remaining melted chocolate and tap the mold on the counter a few times to even out the chocolate's surface.
- Place the mold in the freezer for 30 minutes, or until the peanut butter hearts have solidified.
- Take the mold out the the freezer, carefully remove the peanut butter hearts from the mold, and enjoy or store in the refrigerator.
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