Today, I thought I would try out my new silicone chocolate heart mold. I have had good luck with silicone baking mats and silicone baking cups. I thought it would be fun to make my husband some ” beer paring chocolates” for Valentines Day this year. ( that is still a work in progress).
Also, a few weeks ago I picked up some toasted quinoa when I was out shopping. Whenever I see a new ingredient, I like to bring it home and try it out. This toasted quinoa comes crunchy already and is meant to put on top of salads. I have a few more ides on how I want to incorporate this toasted quinoa into my family’s cuisine.
This silicone chocolate mold worked out great. It took only 1/2 hour or so for these chocolates to set in the fridge. I can’t wait to make more treats with this.
Making homemade chocolates is ridiculously easy. You can use any kind of chocolate you prefer. You can also add whatever flavors you like.
Melting any chocolate of your choice is easy too. Just place chocolate + flavors in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it for 30 second increments. and stir until it’s smooth. This prep time literally takes less than 10 minutes.
Maybe you can make yours look a little neater than mine . 🙂
Peanut Butter Chocolate Quinoa Hearts makes 12-20 hearts
1 cup of chocolate – any kind you like
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
1 /2 cup of toasted quinoa
Method: In a microwave safe dish, heat up chocolate and peanut butter in the microwave for 30 second increments, and stir between each run. one the chocolate and peanut butter mixture is melted stir and add toasted quinoa and stir more. with two spoons, place the chocolate into the silicone heart mold and cool in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour. Once cooled, pop out of mold and enjoy!
These turned out kind of like crunch bars. They were really tasty, and only took less than an hour to prepare. What a fun and easy Valentines Day gift for anyone. I plan to use this silicone heart baking mold again soon.