Sunday, December 12, 2010

Simple Home Made Chocolates

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Christmas is around the corner and the fever has set already. I find a lot of cute decorative goods and trees sold at my street end. Thats the advantage of living close to the market which gets so festive every season :)

I love Christmas irrespective of being a Hindu. Its so much fun and frolic. Sharing baked goods, decorating the house and the tree, passing on gifts, playing chris-mom and chris-child game, hanging a star in front of the house and so on. Its so joyful to be a part of it. I have been celebrating Christmas equally grand from childhood. So this year since I have got my hands over the kitchen, I am surely going to try some interesting recipes :) Keep watching!!! :)

The first of the Christmas treats is simple home made chocolates :)

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Ingredients:

Cocoa powder - 1/4 cup
Milk powder - 200gms
Sugar - 1 cup
water - 1/2 cup
Butter - 1/4 cup
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Nuts and raisins

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Method:

Take water and sugar in a saucepan and allow it to boil until it reaches 1 string consistency. Remove from fire and add butter to it. Once it melts down, add the milk powder, cocoa powder and vanilla essence. Mix really well until everything blends. Allow it to cool down for few minutes.

Grease your hands slightly with butter. Pinch small portions of the chocolate and roll them into balls.

Refrigerate for a while and wrap them in colored papers or arrange them in gift boxes :)

This quantity would make around 35 small chocolate balls. Anyways it depends on the size and shape you make.

Happy making. Enjoy eating :)

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Tips:

You can also roll a ball, press it flat and place raisins, almond or pistachio in the center and roll it again to make nutty chocolates.

Roll balls of chocolate and screw in a tooth pic or skewer to make lolly pops :)

Roll chocolate balls and dip them in almond powder and coat it well.

Make chocolate balls and roll them on cocoa powder or sugar powder.

Or simply pour the chocolate mixture on a greased plate and cut them into squares. :)

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60 comments:

Shanthi said...

Adiye kooluthey . azhago alluthey

Prerna said...

LOVE ur styling skills!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lovely looking yummy chocolates! LOL at shanti ji's comments :D

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Nice snaps..

Sharmilee! :) said...

I just got a tin of condensed milk to make homemade chocs and here u r with ur lovely treat...Yummy chocolates..luved the variations as well.

Jayashree said...

Looks so lovely, Nits.....it'd make a great gift.

Sowmya said...

wow...yummy chocolates ...and awesome presentation and wonderful capture as usual nithi...u always rock!

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Lakshmi said...

easy and yummy too... very nics clicks nithee :)

Sanctified Spaces said...

beautifully pictures and a lovely recipe.Perfect for the season.

Sayantani said...

awesome...that is great way to bring happiness to the dear ones.

sanjeeta kk said...

Easy and looks so chocolaty.






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey,

Easy and yummy...:)Love it..:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Priya said...

Wat a yummy home made chocolates, sooo tempting..

Prathima Rao said...

Awesome presentation!!!

Nimi SunilKumar said...

tEMPTING cHOCO BALLS..:)

Sara said...

wow. cool and wonderful clicks.

Saraswathi Iyer

Veggie Hut said...

I am trying this one soon.. Have all the ingredients at home! Thanks for sharing1

Padhu said...

Makes a nice gift .Looks lovely

nivedita said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!
What else I can say!!

Nithu Bala said...

Awesome:-) beautiful clicks..

Happy Cook said...

They look absloutley beautiful.

Abhilash Pillai said...

I love every festival and celebration where there is something to eat. :)

Thats great! that you have reached to prepration of choclates. I would plan for a trip to chennai... hope will have something interesting to eat. ;)

Chitra said...

Very nice, have bookmarked this,will make this for my doter in future :)

Kurinji said...

Wow yummy....
Kurinji

Bharathy said...

Truffles in the box and the lollipops look awesome!! :)

Pavithra said...

Beautiful and delicious chocolates.. looks gorgeous nithi...

Kairali sisters said...

Pictures make me drool Nithya..Looks gorgeous and would love to sample them...

Nisa Homey said...

Wow great clicks Nithya...I had posted this long back...visit this link....http://nisahomey.blogspot.com/2010/03/homemade-chocolates.html and
http://nisahomey.blogspot.com/2010/11/choc-pops-homemade.html

Rachana said...

Chocolate is my weakness and these home made chocolates look awesome.

Panchpakwan said...

Wow home made chocolates looks super yummy..Loved it.

Swathi said...

Home made chocolate looks delicious.

swapna said...

tempting chocos....

divya said...

looks soooooooo tempting...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, I am hoping to have that packet in the mail to my address right now.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Oh that looks so cute and home made chocolates are the just heaven .. wonderful :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, looks amazing...home made sounds kool:)

Anuradha said...

Too yummy! Nice pics! Its dragging me into the pic! Good job nithi!

Kanchan said...

LOVELY NITHYA .. this looks tempting .. so many choclate recipes coming around .. you just cant resist !

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow....
looks delicious dear :)
Wonderful clicks!!!

aipi said...

Chocolate is my weakness, n among the different kinds of chocolate the sound of truffles just drives me crazy..love your presentation!

Jay said...

Hy Dear,
Have a surprise for you in my space..do check out..
Tasty appetite

n33ma said...

Theres always something so special abt homemade chocolates.Lovely.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Aww cho cute.... The first click is well presented

Vegetarian Zest said...

Simply beautiful.

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Nithya, there is an award waiting for you at my blog. Please accept.

Soumya said...

wow...chocolates looks very tempting
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Sathya Sankar said...

The chocolates looks very tempting ! Love ur clicks and presentation !

AdukalaVishesham said...

wow beautiful spread... yummy...

Smitha said...

Quick and easy ,love your presentation !!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious and fun chocolates

sharikahline said...

simply superb!

Gulmohar said...

Awesome ! Best treats for this festive season :-)

Veggie Hut said...

Hi Nithya,

Tried them yesterday.. They came out perfect . Added chopped hazlnuts to the chocolate batter and covered it with dessicated coconut.. It is a very hassle free recipe with ingredients readily available. I will surely make them again . Thanks for the recipe!

Cheers

Tara-Chan said...

How much cup is 200gms of milk powder? Thanks for the simple recipe, by the way!

anu said...

Your recipe always has inspired me in so many ways... Now that I have tried to make one like this,which came out perfect except for the shape of the chocolates.. awesome. Thank again

ha said...

are u not missing anything?? which binds the chocolates?? like Liquid Glucose ! how can it be so hard without it?? did u miss it to say???

ha said...

Sorry to post again :) is it the normal butter / unsalted butter??? or anything will do???

Rabeea439 said...

thanks alot for such a simple recipe.
but the chocolate doesn't seem to get hard enough even after refrigerating, what can i do???

kimberlyjtruex said...

Great..!! This post is really very good. Rakhi is approaching and I would like to get some to send chocolates for rakhi to all my brothers and sisters. Thanks for the share. :)

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