10 Apr 2016

COCONUT FILLED CHOCOLATES

Hello everyone

Who doesn't like chocolates ? If you ask this question to kids or even to elders too, then you get the same answer from everyone that we all love chocolates. Even during festivals, people prefer chocolates over traditional sweets, to gift . And if it is home made then just icing on cake. I am a sweet tooth and always love to relish on all sweet things including different varieties of chocolates. But as a health conscious fellow I too have to check on calories sometimes. That's why I thought to give it a try at home , with my choice of ingredients and with balanced sweetness. And to my surprise my chocolates came out perfect in first trial, with mild sweetness and subtle flavour of coconut, just like bounty chocolates, which are kids all time favorite. 
I used dark chocolate bar  to prepare my choice of chocolates, you can substitute it with your choice.
Stepwise recipe is given below, hope you all will love to try this and don't forget to share your experience with me.

COCONUT FILLED CHOCOLATE



Yield: 16-20 chocolates( depend on size of mold)
Time: 15 mins ( excluding refrigerating time)



Ingredients 

100 gms dark compound chocolate bar
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp powder sugar ( or as per taste)
1/4 cup milk ( as per need)

For filling:

1/4 cup desiccated coconut 
1 tsp powder sugar
1 tbsp milk ( as per need)


METHOD :

First of all prepare filling. Mix sugar and desiccated coconut. Now add milk little by little and mix well. When the mixture is moist enough to hold shape then your mixture is ready, no need to add more milk now. Make small balls of this mixture which can be easily placed in your chocolate mold. Keep balls aside for later use.



** only use required amount of milk in your coconut mixture, neither too dry nor too runny, just enough moist to hold shape easily.


Now break your chocolate bar in small pieces and keep in microwave safe bowl . Microwave it for 2 mins, stirring after every 30 sec to avoid burning it. Mine took 2:30 mins as my chocolate bar was chilled . 
You can also use double boiler to melt your chocolate. Take hot boiling water in a pot and chocolate in another . Now place chocolate pot over water pot, so that chocolate can melt due to hotness of water. *** But there must not be any direct contact between chocolate and water otherwise your chocolate will be ruined.


Now add butter and again microwave for 30 secs. Now add powder sugar and mix well. At this time your mixture will look little dry. 



So add milk , 1 tbsp at a time and stirring constantly to get thick yet smooth pouring but not runny consistency of chocolate batter. 



** No need to add all milk, just add as per requirement . As quantity of milk added depend on quality of chocolate bar, so add and keep an eye on your batter to get right consistency.


Now take your chocolate mold, I used silicon mold as it is easy to handle, pour little chocolate in each section and then place prepared coconut balls on it. Now pour more chocolate on each coconut balls , so that to cover it completely. Tap the mold to escape any air bubble trapped and place in refrigerator for 30 mins to 1 hr.


 Now take it out and demold, your yummy homemade bounty chocolates are ready to attack on☺️☺️.


* You can use any filling of your choice.
* You can increase or decrease sugar as per your taste.


* To make your filling more rich in flavour you can substitute milk and sugar with condensed milk as per requirement.


You can prepare these chocolates in any shape and size for your kids school party, for birthday celebrations or to gift any one. 


It's really fun to make your own chocolates and share with your pals.



Hope you all will love to try this simple yet interesting chocolate recipe and please do tell how's it turned out for you. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking ....

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