Tired of looking for keto-friendly chocolate candy?
Well, I sure was before I started making my own homemade chocolate candy! Ever since making my own homemade dark chocolate, I can’t see why not complicate things just a little bit, and make candy. Or pralines (are these two things the same or not, really?).
Besides waiting for fat bombs to be made, I see no reason for my silicone molds to just be sitting there in a kitchen closet. Yet, I’m glad I only own two for now, so I don’t make too many chocolate candies in one batch. They are addictive. The chocolate itself melts in your mouth in a far more kinky way than store-bought chocolate. It’s not fair. But I’m not here to post about bad recipes, am I.
If you’ve read my homemade chocolate recipe, you already know that it is awfully simple to make. Making the candies demands a few additional minutes and can get a bit messy but it is a lot of fun! Hence, if you have kids, I’m pretty sure they will enjoy helping you with the recipe. Let them think of their own weird-flavoured filling and make it.
The homemade chocolate candy filling
I can finally get chocolate candy stuffed (I mean, filled) with my favorite ingredients! Ain’t that a win? Vanilla, matcha green tea, blueberry, orange jelly, truffle, conjac, whiskey … Admittedly, I still have to learn how to make the alcohol ones (suggestions welcome), but I’m getting there. And so can you!
Most of all, I use coconut butter for the filling base. You can buy it or make it yourself. Since it gets rock hard in the fridge, I add some ordinary butter to it. Because I don’t want the chocolate candy to have horribly hard filling when I store it in the fridge. These two butters, together with some powdered sweetener, are then ready to be mixed with whatever flavour.
As for the chocolate itself, if you don’t like the idea of adding the IMO (fiber) syrup, and are a paleo eater or not strictly keto, feel free to use raw honey. People often use agave syrup when making homemade chocolate, but I’m not its fan for numerous reason.
Enjoy the fun recipe! And make sure the kids don’t eat all the outcome when you’re not looking!