If your mother is like mine, then she loves chocolate almost as much as she loves you! One of the best gifts to get a chocolate-loving mother is, of course, chocolate. However, you can make this Mother’s Day even more memorable by making your mom some homemade colorful surprise chocolate treats! Our gift to you and your mom this Mother’s Day is our special chocolate treats recipe that we know you will love.
Equipment and Ingredients
Here is exactly what you need to make these delightful chocolate treats:
- Various colors of Wilton Candy Melts including white, dark cocoa, light cocoa, yellow, green, bright pink, and your mother’s favorite color if it’s not already listed.
- Small offset spatula
- Oreo cookies
- Six faceted dome chocolate mold
- Silicone baking mat
- Cake scraps
- Serrated knife
- Eggless cookie dough
- Luster dust in green, purple, yellow, gold, and pink
- Strawberry marshmallows
How to Make Your Special Mother’s Day Surprise Chocolate Treats
The first thing you need to do is prepare your fillings. Crush up your Oreo cookies into tiny pieces, then roll your chilled eggless cookie dough into little balls. Take your scissors to trim your strawberry marshmallows and cut your cake scraps into smaller cubes. These will be your surprise fillings, so make sure they are small enough to fit into the center of your chocolates! You can also get creative and use your own custom fillings, as long as you can cut them into small pieces, anything sweet will fit into these treats.
Now it’s time for the fun part! Melt your candy melts in the microwave for 20 seconds at a time while stirring in between. Microwave them until they are fully melted then fill a piping bag for each color of chocolate. Break out the chocolate molds and have your spatula nearby. Start by squeezing the candy melt around the edge of the cavities of the mold so that it flows down to the bottom. To get rid of air bubbles, simply tap the mold gently on the table or counter you are working on.
When all the molds are filled, lift it up and flip it over so that the excess chocolate drips out. You can use a silicone mat so you can collect and use that chocolate later on. Flip the mold sheet back over then place your fillings into the chocolate. Take your piping bag to cover each chocolate until they are filled.
Scrape away any extra chocolate with your spatula, you want to make sure the chocolate is flat on the surface of the mold. Set your chocolates in the fridge for 15 minutes, then take them out and let them sit for another 15 minutes. Turn your mold over and the chocolates should pop out. Take a sharp knife to cut off any extra chocolate from the sides or base of each chocolate.
Make your chocolates pop even more by adding a coat of luster dust to make a different pattern on each of the chocolates!
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