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Homemade Valentine’s Chocolates
Make decadent homemade chocolate candies for your Valentine. See more
  • READY IN 50 mins

Homemade Valentine's Chocolates

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"Find yourself a nice decorative box to put these in. It doesn't hurt if it has the word 'love' on it. And then you present these as your gift for Valentine's Day. The flavor profile for these is just perfect: dark chocolate with just a hint of warmth."

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Original recipe makes 32 truffles Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    50 mins


  1. Place chocolate into a bowl; add chipotle pepper and salt.
  2. Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until it comes to a boil. Pour cream over chocolate and let stand for 3 minutes.
  3. Stir gently until chocolate mixture is completely smooth. Pour chocolate mixture out onto a sheet of plastic wrap on a work surface. Pick up one edge of the plastic and roll the chocolate into a rough log shape. Continue to roll, wrapping chocolate in the plastic. Refrigerate until chilled and firm, 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. Place cocoa into a small bowl. Unwrap chocolate and cut in half crosswise; cut each half into halves lengthwise. Roughly cut candy into 1/2-inch square 'stones'. Place the chocolate pieces into the cocoa and toss gently to coat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 10, 2014

I made this for my boyfriend who loves very dark chocolate. He took one bite and said "this is some serious chocolate". He loves the soft smooth dark chocolate.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 05, 2015

The taste is spot on with just the right amount of heat!!! I could not however get the chocolate to set. I tried twice. I had to pour each batch into a pan and leave in the refrigerator over night. I rolled them into truffles and even had to put the pan back into the refrigerator during the process as well as before coating with cocoa powder.


14 Ratings

Feb 18, 2014

It's so smooth and rich tasting!!!

Feb 13, 2015

The trick to making this work is before putting it on the plastic wrap, is letting it set up a bit in the fridge - maybe 5 or 6 minutes... I tried it twice EXACTLY like te recipe called for, and the chocolate was just too loose to roll. So, it dawned onme to try a few minutes in the fridge first, and voila!

Feb 03, 2015

It is pretty good, but you need to add a teaspoon of wax to make the chocolates stay together. But the rest is pretty good ^^

May 11, 2015

Awesome. Thank you, Chef John, for the recipe and the helpful video. Made as written except I wrapped the chocolate in parchment paper. I left it in the fridge overnight and it was VERY easy to work with the next day. The next time I made 4 batches with different flavors for gifts, but only had time to refrigerate them a few hours. The chocolate was too gooey to cut and had to be shaped. Very time consuming, and I lost a lot of precious chocolate due to the sticky mess, but the effort was still worth the delicious results. Love the recipe and will make them again - just a day ahead so they firm up. FAST, EASY, and DELICIOUS when done like the video.

Feb 15, 2015

Not being a ice fan, my husband would not have appreciated the pepper part. They were excellent all the same. I'll have o make them for myself and friends, experimenting with pepper and other spices. Thank you!!!!


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  • Calories
  • 48 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 3.6 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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