Friday, February 10, 2017

Chocolate Medallions and Flowers

Reminding myself here that Valentine's Day is just days away.
Flowers and chocolates are definitely part of this day of love.
Do you love giving or receiving flowers and chocolates?
I do!  I love both giving and receiving.
 The flowers here are reminiscent of the paper whites which bloomed not long ago.
The chocolate medallions come from a memory of visiting chocolate shops in Paris.
Oh how I loved visiting there and carrying home a small box of chocolates.
I was fascinated by the chocolate medallions and kept saying I must try
my hand at making them.
Recently I had some Hershey kisses in the house,
so I unwrapped a hand full, put them in a microwave safe cup,
and melted them.  Only 20 seconds at a time, just enough so you could
stir them to melt the rest of the way.
Then I swirled a teaspoon of chocolate onto parchment paper
and scavenged in my cupboard for things to add to the chocolate.
Just about any nut or seed would work, plus dried fruit, and because
it would soon be Valentine's day I added red hot candies.
Then the pan of medallions were tucked in the refrigerator to firm up.
I was pleased with the results and actually enjoyed them more than
in their original form as a Hershey kiss.

Let your imagination run wild.
Now wouldn't these chocolate medallions along with a bouquet of flowers
 be fun for Valentine's?
They would be perfect for tea time too, YES! both flowers and chocolate.

HAPPY WEEKEND, dear friends!


Jeanie said...

I love giving AND receiving flowers. (Not so much chocolate). But I love what you did with your leftovers. I'm remembering that one!

Laurie said...

What an awesome idea Marilyn, I'm going to do that! And flowers would be perfect.

Mary said...

What a fabulous idea - your new career Marilyn, homemade chocolates!!!
I have several good plain dark chocolate bars which came at Christmas - I may try melting them down and adding some chopped nuts and raisins. I love fruit & nut chocolates and perhaps they can be classified as almost healthy, haha!

Yes, flowers and chocolate are hard to beat on Valentine's Day - although diamonds might be a nice surprise too!!!!

Hugs - Mary

Lorrie said...

Chocolate medallions are a wonderful idea for Valentine's Day - or any other special day. Easy and so delicious!

Angela McRae said...

What a great idea! If a Hershey's Kiss ever sits still long enough around here, I am going to try that! :)

Rosemary said...

The paperwhites have been blooming in my kitchen this week - the fragrance is intoxicating. The box of See's chocolates that I picked up in the airport are waiting to be opened when family gathers around the table. Flowers and chocolates... it's that time of year!