How about some handmade chocolates for valentine. I used a combination of things I had made on this blog before. You can use regular caramel if you prefer.
You will need;
Black pepper to taste. (helps to cut back the sweetness)
1 Tbsp heavy cream or condensed milk
about 100 g dark chocolate
Combine 2 Tbsp of the salted caramel and 1 tbsp of heavy cream in a small bowl
crush a hand full of the candied nuts and add to the mixture,add the black pepper too
Melt your chocolate and temper it,this is important.
Line the mold with a thin coating of chocolate.
place in the refrigerator for about 5 min, when it is firm,fill them just to about 3/4 full,leave enough space for sealing.
Let the filling set a bit,you can put it in the refrigerator for about 3-5 min
Cover the opening with more chocolate.
turn over the mold and tap it gently to remove those that don’t fall out on their own.
You might want to use a small mold that uses less filling like mine. You can use a hot knife to trim the edges so it has a smooth and professional finish.
Enjoy and Happy Valentine!