While there are many fabulous allergy free chocolate candy makers out there, I decided to try making my own this year for Valentine's Day. Even though they aren't too fancy (I'll leave that to the professionals), they are super easy to make and my kids were super excited to eat them up (I guess "fancy" isn't too important to them).
To make these, you'll need just two ingredients, semi-sweet chocolate chips (we like Enjoy Life brand because they are nut, dairy and soy free) and some type of oil. I used coconut oil because I like the flavor with chocolate. It comes in a jar and is solid at room temperature. Coconut oil, however, is technically a tree nut so do keep that in mind when you're choosing an oil. Canola or grapeseed are other options.
One tool that came in handy when making these was my Pampered Chef decorator. It made piping the chocolate into the molds very easy and kept the mess to a minimum (even for me!) If you don't have a decorator, don't worry. You can just pour the chocolate into a quart sized plastic bag, snip the corner with a scissors and pipe it into the molds that way.
And, of course, you'll need some plastic molds. This is the one I used:
But how cute would these mustaches be?
Of course, there are so many molds to choose from,you could make allergy free chocolate candy for every occasion! Have fun!
1 cup "safe" semi-sweet chocolate chips (like Enjoy Life brand)
1 teaspoon oil (canola, grape seed, coconut, etc)
1) Combine the chocolate chips and oil in a glass measuring cup. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each time, until chocolate is smooth. (Be careful not to microwave too long).
2) Pour chocolate into decorator or pour into a plastic bag and snip the corner off. Pipe the chocolate into the molds. Lightly shake the mold to even out the chocolate in the mold. Place molds in the freezer for about 1 hour. Remove molds from the freezer, turn over and gently pop the candies out of the mold. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.