Friends, it is SO easy to make your own chocolates at home!! Anytime I am out and about and see an ice cube tray mold, I scoop it up and take it home to make cute fun chocolates for my kids.
I was recently at the Dollar Tree and found some super cute Halloween molds. I wanted to try out the new Nestle Tollhouse Top 8 Free chocolate chips, and thought this would be a great time to do so!
If you have a food allergy, gluten intolerance, or other dietary restriction, odds are that you have heard of Enjoy Life Foods. They had pretty much cornered the market on chocolate chips, among other packaged foods, up until recently when Nestle up’d their game to rival them for a stake in the food allergy segment. They are in a light brown bag with the color for food allergy, teal, across the top. Not only are they Top 8 Free, but they are only made with THREE ingredients! Check it out….
So this is super simple! You could literally have your kids do it (with your supervision and where age appropriate of course)! There are two ways to melt the chocolate: microwave and double boiler. If your children are helping, the microwave would be much safer, just be sure to use hand mitts as the bowl will get hot!
I was just at Michael’s, and found a ton more Fall and Halloween molds… take a peek..
Aren’t they just adorable?! I mean… cuteness overload, am I right?!
Allergy Friendly Halloween Chocolate Molds | Gluten Free | Vegan | Top 8 Free
- 2 10 oz bags of Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 tsp grapeseed oil
Microwave Melting Instructions
In a microwave safe bowl combine chocolate chips and oil. Melt at :30 second intervals, stirring well between each heating. Heat and stir until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
Double Boiler Melting Instructions
In a medium pot, add about 1-2" of water and bring to a light simmer. Place a heat safe bowl on top of the pot. Do not have bowl touching water (may need bigger/deeper pot if the water touches). The steam from the water will gently warm and melt the chocolate. Add chocolate and oil to the bowl. Continue water at a a light gentle simmer and stir chocolate and oil mixture occasionally until it is smooth and completely melted.
Molding Melted Chocolate
Using a small spoon, gently and carefully fill each mold cavity. It is better to not fill it all the way, and leave even a millimeter or two empty space at the top, than to over fill so to avoid extra unwanted edges once you pop them from the molds. Gently tap the mold on the counter to release any bubbles and help the chocolate to settle. Set molds on a cookie sheet and place in refrigerator for about 15 minutes or until the chocolate is set. Remove from fridge once set, and pop turn the molds upside down and gently pop the chocolates from their molds.