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It's been a while, eh? Well, to make up for being gone for oh-so-long, how's about a free download? Okay, comin' atcha!
Valentine's Day is approaching (as we all know), so here is a sweet, thoughtful take on a traditional "chocolate" gift: handmade floral chocolate bars!
You heard me: eating flowers in chocolate. It's a real thing, & you can eat them. & Most taste good (some, honestly, do NOT).
Here's the scoop:
you need: wax paper, baking sheet, edible flowers, toothpick, milk chocolate morsels, bowl, spatula, & a refridgerator!
-once your edible flowers have arrived, you may begin!
-place wax paper onto a baking sheet.
-melt milk chocolate in bowl, & place in microwave until, well, it's melted.
-pour that yummy chocolate onto a baking pan/wax paper, & smooth out. As you're pouring this, realize this is how "thick" the chocolate bar will be, so if you want thin chocolate bars, don't pour as much into the pan on this first batch. If you want thick chocolate bars, pour more as needed.
-smooth out with a spoon or spatula (unless you have a fancier, smoother-outer tool that I don't have) until it's all evenly spread.
-take some of your desired edible flowers, & strategically place them throughout your entire baking sheet of chocolate. You can be as perfectionistic as you want, but I find the less I think about it, the more charming these turn out to be.
-place in refridgerator for a few hours/over night (cover with wax paper in case anything drips on top of the chocolate while you're away).
-take out of fridge & set out for an hour or so, so that it's easier to cut apart.
-take a knife & carefully cut out your desired size of chocolate bars.
-print the wrapper downloadable (I used this paper, but any nice cardstock will do), & cut & fold to size (what I do is print, then lightly fold around the chocolate bar before I cut & fold around it).
-wrap it around the candy bars, &...
-viola! you've got yourself a sweet little Gal/Val/Malentine's gift!
hope you enjoy, & message me with any questions!
(warning: don't eat the beautiful & sweet looking micro white mums...they're the cutest things you'll ever see, but they do not taste like it)
The flowers I purchased that's shown in all photos are: