Home-made chilli chocolate candy

When I last brought my daughters to Hobby Craft so they could buy some craft supplies, I decided that I wanted to make some home-made ghost chilli chocolates. Hence I bought the required supplies, waiting for the right time to make this.

As everyone seemed to be into cooking this weekend, I decided to make the chocolate candy with my youngest daughter; she is always up for it when there is chocolate involved, although not the ones with the chilli.

As chilli seems to go very well with chocolate, I decided to try my hand with our ghost chilli. The aim was to give it out to friends at church on Sunday. The ingredients and equipment required are: chocolate candy melts (microwaveable), ghost chilli, mould to fill with chocolate, plastic wrapping for the home-made chocolate.

Kit for making home-made chocolate candy
Kit for making home-made chocolate candy

We melted the chocolate candy in our microwave (full power) at 30 second bursts, and then stirring before further heating. It took about 4 such cycles to melt the chocolate. Then the chocolate was ready for piping – a piece of ghost chilli was placed into each compartment of the chocolate mould.

Melted chocolate waiting to be piped into mould
Melted chocolate waiting to be piped into mould

After piping, the mould is tapped a little to allow the chocolate to level down. As this was my first attempt, I was fairly slow in the piping process and unfortunately the chocolate candy was starting to harden up – so the base of the chocolate does not look very level.

Chocolate piped into the old
Chocolate piped into the mould
Pieces of the home-made chocolate (you can see a hint of the chilli in some of them)
Pieces of the home-made chocolate (a trace of the chilli may be visible)

After taking the chocolate out of the mould, it is time to wrap them up individually for giving away.

Each chocolate candy is wrapped up individually for giving away
Each chocolate candy is wrapped up individually for giving away
Two of the clam shell chocolate candy
Two of the clam shell chocolate candy

I wonder what they will think – is it sweet? Is it spicy hot? Is it both? The comment I had was that it was spicy but sweet, but apparently not very spicy. Hence my next batch will need to have blended chilli added in, as blended chilli is spicier than fresh cut pieces of chilli.

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