I am no expert at making candy, in fact this was the first time I ever attempted it. It was so easy to make these, and it took me about 4 hours to make 200. I made 6 different varieties, and they were all great. I made the regular recipe, coconut with coconut extract instead of vanilla and rolled in toasted coconut, mint made with mint extract and rolled in crushed peppermint candies, almond made with vanilla extract but with toasted almonds in the chocolate and rolled in raw crushed almonds, raspberry vanilla (this variety required 1 tsp vanilla and almost 2 tsp raspberry extract), and mocha, which I made by blending some flavored coffee powder into the chocolate mixture and rolling in a blend of the coffee and cocoa powder. A few hints: save yourself some grief and buy a chopper (I used mine for the chocolate, candies, and nuts). Have the chocolate, cream, and extract ready before you begin melting the chocolate. It is easiest to roll and cover the chocolate if you wait until the chocolate has set firm. Then scoop the chocolate, warm it in your hands, and roll into ball. Also, I was very concerned it would be difficult to get the toppings to stick- it was actually very easy for them to stick. I hope this review helps. It was actually kind of relaxing to make these.
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I am no expert at making candy, in fact this was the first time I ever attempted it. It was...