Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Colored Chocolate Treats and a Give Away

Drizzled one color of chocolate into a candy mold. Spooned in another color of chocolate onto the drizzled color in the candy mold. Tapped on the counter several times to get the chocolate to flatten out, and get rid of any air bubbles. Inserted and rolled a stick. Refrigerated for 15 minutes. Popped out of mold. Used a pairing knife to clean up edges (saved excess chocolate - more details later). Placed in clear bag and sealed with a twisty tie around the stick. Boxed up and shipped to a special little girl who is having a birthday soon (blue and green ones for the boys, purple and pink ones for the girls, leftover green and pink ones stay behind). Happy 8th Birthday, Little Princess!

Now for a color lesson. As mentioned above, I saved the excess chocolate when cleaning up the edges on the stars. I purposefully did this, because I knew we had a few pretzel sticks leftover and in our family we love chocolate dipped pretzel sticks. Pink, purple, blue, and green make gray.
I had already known this color would happen (art geek) and wasn't worried about the look of the color seeing how the final treats were going to remain in our house and be eaten by us, not needing to look pretty to anybody receiving them. (Gray chocolate is just plain weird.) I had so few pretzels that there was still scrappy gray chocolate left...I recalled chocolate stores in malls selling chocolate covered potato chips...so that's just what I did.
I'm pretty sure I'm not a fan of that and will find something else to dip my gray chocolate in next time (i.e. my finger)...or just make more stars.

The Give Away Rules: Comment on this post by 11:59pm CT, December 11, 2009 and you could win a colored chocolate treat package (contents: pretzel sticks, primary colored chocolate morsels you can mix in any way you want to dip your pretzel sticks). In your comment you must tell your favorite color and the primary colors (plus black or white) used to make your favorite color. In your comment you must leave an e-mail address in the following format, with the words "at" and "com" written out between parenthesis [Example: dawdler101(at)gmail(dot)com]. I will throw your name in a hat, draw and post the winner of the give away on December 14, 2009.

1 comment:

  1. My favorite color is gray, which is made from black and white. I don't want to leave my email address here because weird people will be creepy to me. This is Kenny Kahl; Amber knows how to find me.

    Those potato chips with gray frosting look like zombie eyelids to me, or perhaps Zombie toenails. Does anybody else get that impression?