Ohhhh boy…..did someone say orange brandy liqueur mixed with chocolate? Macadamia nuts too?? I am sooo there!
Well….I just yelped when I thought of this delicious combination!! Being a Bay Area lover and avid San Francisco Giants fan, I decided to make some delicious homemade candies using a very festive mold! They are adorable SF Giant Hats and baseballs, all ready for the impending season upon us!
The recipe is sooooooo easy and you will have some chocolate candies in 30-60 minutes! Ingredients are as follows: straight simplicity
- 8-10 ounces of milk chocolate (I used a huge chocolate bar from Trader Joes…worked perrrrfectly!)
- Orange Brandy Liqueur (from your local bake shop!)
- chopped macadamia nuts and sea salt (optional)
- Make a double boiler with a large boiling pot of water and a glass bowl larger than the pot (you do not want your glass bowl touching the water! just the steam alone will heat the bowl so you do not burn your chocolate!) You can melt your chocolate in the microwave, just stir and heat in intervals to avoid burning it!
- Melt your chocolate by dropping individual bars one by one and stirring constantly! If you are melting in the microwave, be certain to do it in 20 second intervals and watch it constantly so you don’t ruin your silky chocolate! While the chocolate is melting, add a 1/2 ounce – 1 ounce of the orange brandy liqueur!
- Once the chocolate is melted, remove it from the boiler (be CAREFUL of the steam….it is the worst kind of burn!). At this time, you can scrape your chocolate into a squeeze bottle for easy piping into the molds. I am old school and a small teaspoon worked just fine…but to each their own! 😉
- Make sure to tap the mold on the counter to rid of air bubbles! (it will not ruin the candies, but makes for perfect coating throughout the mold!)
- Add your dried nuts and sea salt to some of the molds if u would like!
- Set in your refrigerator for 30-60 minutes….pop them out carefully onto a sheet of wax paper and ENJOY!!!! <3
Please leave any comments or questions you may have! Thank you for taking the time to read my post loves!