Thursday, January 30, 2014

4 Things I've Learned While Working with Chocolate

One of the many things I love to do is make homemade candy. Chocolate, by far, is my favorite thing to use. Melting, dipping,  and pouring chocolate is so much fun and the things you can add to it are limitless.

Today I wanted to take some time and share with you some of the things I have learned about working with chocolate and candy coating.  This list is from my personal experience and is not influenced by anyone else.

If you have a tip that you have learned while working with chocolate or candy coating I would love it if you shared in the comments.

1. While melting chocolate in the microwave keep and eye on it. If it's in there for too long it will seize and the chocolate will be ruined.

2. Dipping things is a lot of fun, specifically for the kids. However,  if it is in a regular bowl and not a fondue warmer it will cool quickly and harden.

3. When adding flavor use an oil based flavoring and only use a little bit. A little goes a long way.

4. Oh yeah, and don't fight the messiness.  It comes with the chocolate.

That's it for now. Have fun! As I learn more I'll keep adding to the list.  Have a great day everyone.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Blueberries and Cream Truffles

The truffles a finally ready! And they are so good. If you like blueberries and cream you will love these truffles. They are made with white chocolate and dried wild blueberries,  yum.

I know it has been a while since I've made a truffle recipe. I'm trying to find that balance between the recipes and the other things I post.

Before I get to the recipe I want to thank you all for being patient with me. It would have been up yesterday but I had to take the little one to a doctor appointment.

Alright here we go.

Blueberries and cream truffles


12 oz. white chocolate chips

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 cup dried blueberries

2 pkgs white candy coating


1. Place the white chocolate chips in a medium heat safe bowl.

2. Heat whipping cream over medium heat until just boiling.

3. Pour whipping cream over white chocolate chips. Let stand for 30 seconds. Stir until melted.

4. Stir in blueberries and mix well.

5. Place mixture in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm.

6. Scoop spoonfuls of mixture and shape into balls. Place them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.

7. Place cookie sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes. 

8. Melt white candy coating in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds until melted. Stirring after each time.

9. Dip truffles in the candy coating and place back on cookie sheet.  Place in the fridge until it sets.

10. Keep in an air tight container in the fridge.  Should make about 20. Enjoy!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy New Year!

Hello, I hope everyone is having a fantastic year so far. Mine has starting a bit slow. The family was sick for Christmas so we had a rough transition into the new year. I will be picking up my bloggy schedule again and making some more sweet treats and crafty fun.

Some of you know that I have been taking classes online for medical coding. I am almost done with that. So, exciting. 

That's about it for now. Thank you all so much for your support. Have a great new year.