Whenever I get invited somewhere and I have to bring something... chances are I'm bringing some form of chocolate. These Homemade Chocolate Treats look complicated but they are easy as can be!
1. Chocolate - Get the kind that is made for melting. I used dark and white.
2. Sweetened Banana Chips
3. Salted Cashew Pieces
5. Cookie tray
6. Baking cups
7. Glass bowl
8. Glass measuring cup with a spout
8. Small bowls
10. Melt & Mold decorator bottles
Melt chocolate as shown in Loaded Chocolate Covered Pretzels Tutorial.
Mix the Sweetened Banana Chips and Salted Cashew Pieces into the melted chocolate. Add additional spoonfuls of Sweetened Banana Chips and Salted Cashew Pieces until there is only a small amount of liquid chocolate left. Be careful not to over add!
Use a spoon to scoop out some of the mixture into a baking cup. Repeat until bowl is empty. Let sit at room temperature for the chocolate to harden.
You can stop here... or you can do so much more!!
Melt white chocolate in a measuring cup with a spout.
Carefully pour melted chocolate into the melt & mold decorator bottle.
Squeeze chocolate on top of the clusters as they were finished in step #7.
Tap the tray to release air bubbles and flatten the surface of the chocolate.
Another option is to drizzle the white chocolate on top of the clusters.
As the clusters dry you can begin to make your display.
A fourth option is to drizzle dark chocolate on the white clusters from step #10
If you get good with the decorator bottle you can even make letters. Remember these are homemade and don't need to be perfect!
A 5th option is to fill the clusters with more dark chocolate similar to the way you do with the white in step #10.
I hate to waste chocolate. At the end I take whatever melted chocolate is left and put it in a few cups and then drop a few cashews on top.
You'll end up with a yummy assortment of clusters! Display on a cute tray...
... or fill a box to give to someone special.
(I'm glad you liked them mom!!)
© Blog post written by Julie Herman
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