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Chocolate making recipes that add something special to your designer chocolates is a prospect worth looking into. Anyone can melt chocolate and pour into molds but the taste will set you apart in your candy making endeavor when you use chocolate making recipes to die for. For the beginner, finding chocolate making recipes can be simple by using the Internet as a guide. This recipe for peanut butter cups will deliver better than store-bought plus you can use different sizes and shapes for more appeal. Found at Wilton Enterprises, a premiere food crafting company in the industry, they offer recipes, classes, candy-making supplies and ideas for anyone in the field of superior candy making.

Peanut Butter Cups

Premium Milk Chocolate Candy Melts
½ cup chunky style peanut butter
1 ½ tablespoons softened butter
¾ cup sifted confectioners' sugar

Prepare your peanut butter filling ahead of time by heating the softened butter in a saucepan over low heat.

Stir-in the peanut butter until smooth and remove from heat. Blend in the confectioners' sugar and blend well.

Add a little more confectioners' sugar if needed to make a mold-able piece of dough.

Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for one hour.

Melt your candy melts over low heat and fill your mold cavity only 1/3 full.

Allow the chocolate to harden. Form a small piece of the peanut butter dough and place on top of the chocolate.

Fill to the top with more of your chocolate candy making mixture.

Chocolate recipes that use cocoa powder instead of chocolate candy melts will add a special homemade flavor to your candy-making creations and leave customers wondering how such an incredible taste was created. Bonbons are a favorite of many people and by using natural ingredients and interesting types of coatings; your chocolate candy making will be a success.

This recipe for Bonbons was suggested to a student for making the perfect type of candy where simple step-by-step instructions were necessary. You can read more on Angie's Cocoa Powder Chocolate Candy Recipe at where recipes, questions and problems with candy making are discussed.

Cocoa Powder Chocolate Bonbons

1 lb. of dark chocolate
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup of cocoa powder

Prepare your chocolate ahead of time by cutting it into small pieces and set aside.

Scald the whipping cream in a heavy saucepan then immediately remove from heat and pour over the chocolate pieces.

Let the liquid sit for approximately 5 minutes before stirring into a smooth paste, known as a ganache.

Allow this mixture to cool and become firm.

Form into balls and roll the chocolate balls in cocoa powder.

Experiment with different coatings like confectioner's sugar, crushed nuts, flaked coconut, or mixing a variety of ingredients with the standard cocoa powder.

Chocolate making recipes can be found in hundreds of places but make sure that the source has experience in making candy. Tested products can save you lots of time and money when trying new recipes.

Sasha Simon is an accomplished candy maker. For more great information on Chocolate Making Recipes and to get Sasha's FREE candy making Mini-Course and eBook, visit

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