Valentine’s Day is not too far away and, as I have mentioned before during holidays and special occasions, I’m a big fan of self-made gifts.
Yesterday on Vanevalentine BLOG, I shared my first DIY project: a Heart-shaped Box. In that post you’ll find a link to download a box pattern I designed and with it you’ll be able to make at home these cute looking boxes which you can fill up with your favorite tiny, sweet things.
Today’s recipe is a suggestion for chocolate bites which you can use to put in the boxes. If there’s one thing I’ve learned is that dark chocolate and sea salt go very good together, trust me!
What you’ll need (makes 12 bites):
200g dark chocolate
Sea salt to sprinkle
Silicone baking mold with cute shapes
1. Start by melting the chocolate using the “bain-marie” technique (also known as water bath). This is my preferred way of melting chocolate, but you could also do it in the microwave.
2. Fill in the silicone mold shapes with the melted chocolate. I only had a mold with basic round shapes, but if you have one with cuter shapes (hearts, flowers, stars, etc.) available, definitely go for that one!
3. Decorate each shape with 2-3 dried cranberries on top and in the middle.
4. Sprinkle with some sea salt.
5. Let them rest overnight in the fridge so that the chocolate recovers its hard form again.
Hope you like this idea! More easy Valentine’s Day suggestions coming soon