I made these same molds a couple years ago with Halloween Ice Cube trays! When I was at Dollar Tree this weekend I came across the same molds, but with Easter theme- Bunny Butts and Boy & Girl Easter Bunnies! So dang cute!
This is a super quick, cute and easy recipe. One of the major bummers about being a kid with a food allergy is that it sometimes seems as if all the candy, especially chocolate goodies, are not safe. Around the holidays it seems even more of a bummer because now the treats are super cute and adorable and we just really want to indulge in the cute yummy goodness that we see all around us.
Not to fear! You can make them yourself at home, and it doubles as a fun activity! Allergy friendly, fun AND friendly – sign me up!
These are just 3 ingredients, and the ice trays you can get at Dollar Tree. As a food allergy parent we know how pricey allergy friendly finds can be, so it’s always fantastic when we find ways to DIY and save some money!
DIY Molded Chocolate Candies | Easter
- 2 10 oz Bags of Chocolate Chips
- 1 1/2 tsp Oil Vegetable, grapeseed or other
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. If molds seem to not be set after popping out the first candy, place molds in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes to speed up the process and set.