If I had a dollar for every cooking mistake I made-my dream house would definitely be built and most likely furnished too. My most recent fail is your gain because these chocolates are phenomenal. My Chocolate Butter Mint Chews can mold into shapes, but are soft enough to bite into with a little chewiness in the middle. Drool away!
My kids have loved every single mistake to come from these candies. My first attempt turned into a chocolate goo that wouldn’t set at all. They licked it all up and asked for seconds.
I knew I was onto something with the flavor, but didn’t know how to maintain the taste while changing its chemistry. Honestly, I thought about what to do for two weeks before I came up with something else that might work.
I tried blending the ingredients in a mixing bowl instead of heating over the stovetop. The problem there was the texture of the coconut sugar. I wanted a perfectly smooth flavor and texture.
Back to the drawing board again. This time I heated the ingredients over the stovetop, added in just a little tapioca flour and half a cup of dark chocolate chips. When I say dark and mean 65% or darker. Chocolate can really lose its beautiful deep flavor when milks and extra sugars get added to it.
This time they turned out just as I’d originally hoped!
Chocolate & Rain
Now I get to do what I’ve been planning all this time; sit down to a cup of tea, a few homemade chocolates and listen to the rain. It’s supposed to rain for a week straight here in Northern California. I absolutely love the rain. My husband however, has to work in the rain. So I’m always torn; being so thankful and downright giddy over something that causes my man grief. Perhaps if I save him some of these chocolates he’ll be able to see the rain in a different light.
Next up, I am going to conquer homemade Rollos! I know what you’re thinking, but I know it’s possible. They don’t have to be as unhealthy as the real deal either. Stay tuned for more creative healthy recipes from yours truly! And remember, no matter what happens in life, you can choose to make the sweetest lemonade out of the circumstances. Toodles!
In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, coconut milk and coconut sugar.
Heat to medium heat and stir constantly as the solids melt.
Once melted, add in the cocoa powder and tapioca flour, stirring all the while.
Now add in your dark chocolate chips.
Stir until they are completely melted into the sauce.
Turn off the heat and stir in the peppermint extract.
Either use a mold and carefully pour the sauce directly into the candy molds or pour the entire sauce into a greased 9x13 pan. If using the molds, I suggest using a syringe for getting the chocolate in without making a mess. I also set the molds on a cookie tray to keep them stable.
Freeze for 1-2 hours until it's hard enough to cut or pop out of the molds.
Eat immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge.
These are great for a candy replacement or a gift idea!