Thanks to Averie at Love Veggies and Yoga I was able to pick up these great molds at Target in their dollar bins. Silicone molds for only $1 per pair of molds, awesome. Had to try them out with some of my homemade chocolate.......
Target store's silicone candy / ice tray molds
I make chocolate from scratch (I melt down unsweetened chocolate and add sweetener and mix ins) a couple times a month and really enjoy being able to control the sweetness and add in some of my favorite nuts, fruit, salt, spices, etc.
But I've never used it to make molded candy so this was an experiment for me.
I melt down my chocolate in a 1 quart Mason jar that sits inside a bowl of warm water. Once the chocolate is melted, I add a little oil, this time I used Coconut and then some sweetener. Today I kept it simple and just added a few drops of Vanilla Stevia.
Once the chocolate was ready, I dusted the molds with Organic Cocoa Powder to add some flavor.
Once they were all filled I popped them in the freezer for about 15 minutes and voila:
The chocolate popped out of the awesome molds with no problems. They even cleaned up easily ready for the next project!
I picked up some colored foil from Michael's Crafts today to try to fancy up my first candy and wrapped them up for storage.
|Sugar Free and pretty healthy to boot!|
|I keep them in the fridge so they're cold and will last longer........especially if I'm not seeing them on the counter!|
So pretty pleased with these $1 molds from Target..........thanks Averie for the ideas again.....
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