Hey guys! Just a quick reminder that I’m still not that into Valentine’s Day, although you might think that when I post my second project for the romantic day. My excuse for this one? I discovered this reaaaally old post from around three years ago when I just started my first blog, being a sort of blogging rookie and giving my first DIYs a shot. It’s always nice to see how far I have come from there, improving my writing style (still a bit rough then), my technical skills and of course my equipment.
So when I searched my files I came across this project which seemed quite fitting for today, especially because gives you the chance to craft some last minute gift for that special person!
Marzipan and Jelly Filled Hearts
- Ice cube tray in whatever shape you like (heart-shaped is recommended)
- 200 g of dark chocolate
- Some White chocolate (for decoration)
- Jelly (take your pick)
Melt your dark chocolate in the microwave or a double-boiler. Then, with a spoon fill the chocolate into the tray, spin it until the walls are coated and pour out the rest. Let everything cool and dry in the fridge (you may want to repeat that process a few times to get the coat thicker).
Cut the marzipan into chunks and mix it with a little milk, soften it in your microwave (at low temperature) or melt it in a double- boiler. Fill the mixture into a plastic bag, cutting a hole into the bag to get a piping bag. Fill the marzipan into the moulds.
While letting everything dry, heat up the jelly (either microwave or double-boiler) until it’s fluid and fill it into the moulds, then seal the moulds with another layer of dark chocolate.
Cool everything in the fridge for at least one hours, then carefully detach the chocolates from the moulds. Now melt the white chocolate and decorate the chocolates with another piping bag. Done!
Marzipan and Nougat Candy
- 200 g of dark chocolate
- Almonds for decoration
Cut the marzipan and nougat into square slices and stack them together, then with a fork dip those cubes into the dark chocolate.
Decorate the candy with an almond and let everything cool in the fridge for at least one hour.
- 100 ml of cream
- 25 g of butter
- 200 g of white chocolate
- 200 g of coconut flakes
- Some almonds
Mix together cream, butter and white chocolate and warm up everything until the chocolate is melted. Add 125 g of the coconut flakes and blend the mixture.
Don’t worry if the mixture is too liquid, it will thicken when put in the fridge for one hour! Now it’s firm enough to form little balls out of the mixture; if you want to, add half an almond to every truffle.
Roll the truffles in the rest of the coconut flakes and cool in the fridge.
Now that takes a bit of time and is quite the messy business, but it was huuge fun making those! Especially the marzipan and nougat candies are pretty easy, and I am so in love with the copycat Raffaello truffles (especially because they’re so simple as well). So if you pop in the supermarket and start today you have a wonderful gift tomorrow. Works for every other occasion as well!