Saturday, February 16, 2013

do-it-yourself chocolates

One of my favorite candies growing up were Nestle Chunky Bars.  It's essentially milk chocolate with peanuts and raisins.  Now why would any child like that?  Well to be honest, chunky bars were a combination of my two all-time favorites: Peanut M&Ms and Raisinets.  

my version of a chunky
The recipe is so simple.  I changed the "recipe" for a chunky by making it more in tune to my current tastes.  I used dark chocolate and walnuts.  You can make your own combinations.

Do-It-Yourself Chocolates
Ingredients for 16 bite-sized chocolates
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup crushed walnuts
1/8 cup raisins

Directions
1) Line your mini-cupcake pan with liners.
2) Melt your chocolate in a microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until completely melted
3) Add a spoonful of melted chocolate into the mini-cupcake liner.  Immediately top with walnuts and raisins.  Repeat until all the chocolate is used.
4) Set aside at room temperature until solidified.  Store in a container.  Enjoy!