Monday, February 14, 2011

I love you day ♥

What's your Valentine's story?

This morning I woke up to post-it notes all over the kitchen, bathroom, living room and everywhere else I looked. Each one had a sweet message written to me about why I was loved ♥ It eventually led me to a card and Valentine's hedgehog stuffie holding a heart! I felt very special and loved today ♥

For my boys I decided to make some raw chocolates, which I have not made in quite some time. You can find the recipe I used for the chocolate here. The chocolate really works well in the molds and it does not take long before they are done setting. This time around I wanted to do something a little different, so I decided to try out different fillings.

~Chocolate Strawberry Smooches
~Chocolate Almond Kissables
~Chocolate Peanut Butter Love Bites

I basically poured a little bit of chocolate into each plastic mold, covering the sides and then threw it in the freezer. Once the chocolate hardened I spooned in a bit of whatever filling and back into the freezer it went. After a few minutes I pulled the chocolates out of the freezer and poured more chocolate on top of the filling to eventually fill the mold.

<---Here is the Chocolate Peanut Butter Love Bites ready for more chocolate to be poured on top!
Each chocolate surrounds a whole natural raw almond

Chocolate covering a strawberry puree filling (To make the filling whip 4-5 strawberries in a food processor till they are a saucy consistency)

Chocolate cups with a natural raw peanut butter filling

You may have noticed the Coconut, almond and date mix in the ingredients photo, this was used for the truffles. I couldn't resist making, soft and delicious!

This recipe is basically the same as the one above, I just add about 1/2 cup more cacao powder. This seems to give it a thicker consistency, perfect for rolling out truffles.
Step 1: Tablespoon of Truffle Mix

Step 2: Almond Filling

Step 3: Roll into a Truffle

Step 4: Cover in a Coconut, Almond and Date Mix

The finale, a few pieces of each in a heart shape container for my sweethearts ♥


bitt said...

looks delicious!

Maggie said...

Thank you Bitt! It was a deliciously yummy day :)

(what runs) Lori said...

You made all of those?! They look store-bought they're so perfect! And the flavors and fillings and rolling ingredients! I'm drooling... I think we need to host a trade... ;)

Maggie said...

Lori, we should totally host a trade, that would be so fun! :) And I blame(in a good way) how they look on the plastic molds I used. heehee :D

Pam said...

Wow, what a fun day! Happy belated to you girl! Cliff has done that before too..posting notes all over! Your blog is coming along so nicely!

Now, will ya pass me a couple of those goodies!

Warm blessings!

(what runs) Lori said...

It's settled then! Trade it is. ;) If you're up for it. (Cause oh yeah, I am!)
What would you like to trade??? I'll make anything.

blessedmama said...

Awesome - yummy! How do you keep the chocolate to stay on the sides of the mold, instead of smooshing on down? These look so easy, I think I can make them. All I need are the molds. Thank you for the great and simple idea!

Maggie said...

Pam, That is so sweet that Cliff has done the post-it note messages for you too! Such a sweet gesture :D *passes you some chocolates* Happy belated Valentines! :)

Blessedmama, The molds make it super easy to do! For the peanut butter cups I used my son's baby spoon to make sure the sides and base were covered and then quickly put it in the freezer. I did the same for the strawberry chocolates too :) After they hardened I just filled each mold up completly with chocolate and it worked out perfectly! :)

Maggie said...

Lori, I've been giving the trade some thought..hmm I've come up with Energy bars..or some sort of raw, veggie, deliciously yummy bar or a homemade granola mix?

What do you think? I'm up for making anything too! I thought about sending the choclates but sadly they melt pretty fast, by the time they get to you they would be smooshy, melty mess lol :D

blessedmama said...

Thanks for answering my question!