Edible Christmas Treats – Hazelnut Crunch Chocolates


Every year, I like to give friends homemade treats. I gather recipes from various sources throughout the year (okay, mostly from the ‘edible Christmas presents’ blog posts that pop up at the end of the year) and experiment with them. I have the staples, the tried and true recipes that make an appearance every year, but I also like to try new things. This is what I tried this year.

This recipe I pilfered ages ago from a Tupperware party. The Tupperware lady had us make these chocolates that mimic well known branded chocolates (rhymes with berrero focher) and I’ve been making them ever since.
375g chocolate melts
100g copha (vegetable shortening)
1/2 cup puffed rice (branded cereal rhymes with bice rubbles)
1/2 cup crushed nuts
hazelnut spread
whole hazelnuts

ice trays

Melt chocolate and copha together. Add puffed rice and crushed nuts. Mix well.

Spoon mixture into ice trays until half full. Add hazelnut spread to center of each and place a hazelnut on top. Cover with chocolate mix.

Chill in refrigerator or freezer.