Tuesday, January 8

White Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Candies

Sunday was very cold and windy. I was determined not to leave the house. Nope! Not going anywhere. But, I still wanted to feel productive while indoors. These chocolates did the trick! And all I had to do was stare at my pantry. Left to right, up and down, up and over, behind and in front. This took a while...The result were these little candies. It was the prefect treat to use up leftover odds and ends.

These little chocolate candies will melt your heart – mostly because they are SO easy. I took scraps of nuts, dried fruits and chocolates and made quite an amount of bite-sized little candies. It's amazing how much you can make with very little ingredients in your very own pantry.

The dark chocolate has chopped dates and pecans while the white has sliced almonds, dried pomegranate and coconut flakes (same ones from the soba noodle recipe). You could do any combination you'd like. My favorite part was throwing out all the empty ingredient bags in the trash. I really felt like I accomplished something on a Sunday morning!

Basic Instructions on chocolate candies:
1 Melt chocolate in a bowl over simmering water.
2 Mix in assortment of nuts and/or dried fruit with the melted chocolate.
3 Spoon little spoonfuls onto parchment or silpat lined baking sheet.
4 Stick in fridge for 30-45 minutes until hard.





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