Valentine’s Day is such a wonderful excuse to indulge in chocolate treats. However, it can be quite a downer to receive a really nice, heart-shaped box filled with chocolates that have flavor filled centers you just don’t find all that appealing. (I just can’t get past the chocolates with the cherries inside! -Yuck.) I have found a wonderful solution to this problem. This recipe involves very little cooking and makes for absolutely delicious little chocolates. So go ahead and whip up a batch for your cutie; and if there’s no cutie to partake in V-day festivities with, you’re in luck- no sharing necessary!
- Valentine’s Day themed mini muffin paper cups
- Two standard size bars of dark or milk chocolate (makes about 24)
- Whatever filling your heart desires. I love the idea of pretzels, crush about a half cup. You could also try banana, peanut butter, caramel sauce, or jams. If you’re using a banana, make sure you mash it up. If you prefer peanut butter, mix a half cup creamy unsweetened peanut butter with two crushed graham crackers and two tablespoons of powdered sugar.
Break your chocolate bars into small pieces and put them into a microwave safe bowl to melt. Start out by microwaving for forty seconds, then stir. Continue until all the chocolate has melted but make sure you decrease the amount of time you put your chocolate back into the microwave for the further you get along.
Then just spoon some melted chocolate into the bottom of one paper cup, and also “paint” the sides of the cup. Be generous -this layer is what will ensure that your treat stays together nicely. Once you’ve done this with all your cups, place them on a tray, or in mini muffin tins, and let them set in the refrigerator for about thirty minutes.
After your chocolates have set, fill with your favorite filling, leaving some room at the top, and then “close” with another spoonful of chocolate. Let them set for another thirty minutes in the refrigerator, and then enjoy a very happy Valentine’s Day!
Gloria is a senior business administration student at SUNY Oswego. She is involved in a number of organizations on her campus including the American Marketing Association and Phi Beta Lambda. To Gloria, fashion is an outlet of expression for individuals to share their own unique selves with the world.
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