Happy Valentine's Day! My own recipe for fancy bittersweet chocolates filled with marshmallow and coconut!


I made these from scratch and they are fun to make and eat for a special Valentine's Day treat and/or gift. Everything tastes better when it's homemade with love, especially when you can control the sweetness and use minimally processed ingredients. The end result isn't machine-perfect, but food wasn't meant to be that way! 

Averyl's Fancy Coconut Marshmallow Bittersweet Chocolates

1.5 bars of 4 oz Ghirardelli Chocolate Baking Bar, 100% cacao unsweetened chocolate: 960 calories
1/2 cup unrefined coconut sugar: 430 calories
1/4 cup organic non-fat dry milk powder: 120 calories
2 tbsp organic butter: 200 calories

Combine and blend ingredients in a double boiler, stirring until melted.
Spoon melted chocolate into a candy molds (twenty candies worth) filling each halfway, then divide the following ingredients into each, using slightly more filling for larger pieces:

27 Dandies mini Vanilla marshmallows: 135 calories
2 tbsp Bob's Red Mill's unsweetened shredded coconut: 70 calories

Spoon the rest of the melted chocolate into the molds. Let cool completely, release and enjoy! Makes twenty chocolates with about 95 calories each when averaged out; the larger pieces will have more calories than the smaller ones.

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