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Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Christmas Choccies

Mmmm Choccies!
I'm having a trial run tonight at trying to make some of my own chocolate treats for my boys and maybe a few friends for Christmas.  I like trial runs because I get to be the chief taster! lol.   

I haven't ever used Candy Melts before, but have heard of them quite often on other crafty sites so when I saw them in Hobbycraft, I thought I'd give them a go. Each packet was £3.99. 
Following the instructions to melt them using the microwave (50% power, stir lots),  I have so far done half a packet of the Red and will be doing the Light Cocoa ones next (this is a work in progress post!). 
 I am putting the melted chocolate into a previously used (but well cleaned) advent calendar mould and I want red for the shapes and brown for the squares.  Not sure its going to work out (did I tell you I am not a cook?!) but they are setting at the moment.  Will let you know how they turn out....
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Update: They have kinda worked, but also not...
This one, which was all one colour, worked reasonably well (apart from the little hole)

The others? Lets just say I won't be giving up my (non-existent) day job anytime soon! I should have separated the colours better...
..And some of the shapes are easier to tell what they are than others.  
(Think I might just keep this batch  'in the family', and no-one else ever need know!)

Also, a few little tips I've learned for myself:
 1. DON'T come on here blogging the process when red chocolate is hardening in your Pyrex jug (making it very difficult to get out!) and next time you do it don't forget to..
2. DO this kind of craft in daylight so you can at least see what you are doing! ;-)

Thanks for looking and for any comments,
See you tomorrow,


Kandi said...

You make me giggle! Fancy sitting blogging about it whilst it was hardening :) I think they are great and the mixed colours add to the handmade feel, I would be well chuffed with them! If you are not totally happy you can scoff the lot and start again, so everyone wins :)
Kandi x

Carmen said...

Completely agree with Kandi :P

PepPop said...

Yumm - LOL at your chocolate hardening while you were blogging though. I think they look great, and I'm sure they'll taste lovely. Jaqui x

Florist said...

What a chocolate, can i have those on Christmas? Mmmm.

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