HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE BOX
Preparation time 10 mins Cooking time nil Makes 12
200g compound milk chocolate
(such as chocolate melts) 12 mini foil patty cases
½ cup Top ‘n’ Fill Caramel Assortment of cachous, edible glitter, sprinkles and candy flowers, to decorate
STEP 1 Melt 150g of the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water.
STEP 2 Brush onto the outside of the patty cases using a pastry brush. Repeat at least 3 more times for a thick chocolate shell. Allow to set at room temperature, then carefully remove the cases, leaving a shell.
STEP 3 Spoon the caramel filling into the chocolate shells to fill.
STEP 4 Melt remaining chocolate as before. Spoon and spread over the top of the caramel filling. Allow to set at room temperature.
STEP 5 Soften the chocolate tops slightly using a hair dryer on low setting until it just starts to melt.
STEP 6 Scatter tops with an assortment of decorations and leave to set again.
STEP 7 Put into a homemade or store-bought gift box and store at room temperature until ready to present as a gift.
Homemade chocolate box
These handmade choc caramels are a great Mother’s Day gift – yummy, pretty and so easy to make that the kids can help.