Chocolate candies

by Monica Lazăr on February 17, 2013

Chocolate Candy

About what should I tell you first? About these delicious chocolate candies? Or about how impatient I feel awaiting to see the pages of a beautiful magazine to which I have contributed with some spring recipes? Or about the event to which I have participated on Saturday?

It seems to have been a thrilling week, wasn’t it? Yes, full of beautiful activities. I’m tired, but fatigue has different shades. This one is a pleasant fatigue. I just can’t imagine what it would be like to no longer do this, such as no preparations of a new recipe, with more and more attention to details, without preparing the space to shoot, without the chaos that is created around me at the time of shooting because I always need something to which I haven’t thought about in advance that something that will make me turn upside down everything, but that’s the sacrifice for the desired visual result. It is difficult, time-consuming and sometimes expensive. It is an activity which contains many areas, and all require learning, work and dedication. What do I receive in exchange? Of course, only the people who don’t know to appreciate something made with passion will ask this. It’s true that if the money I’ve invested up until now in this passion might come back, I would not say no! But certainly I will not consider that my work has not been rewarded already in all this time. The most rewarding thing, until now, was the opportunity to know people from which I have something to learn, people who do things that I admire, people whose opinions I will always value more than any material reward.

Chocolate candies

Chocolate candies

Chocolate Candies with …

…Raspberries
200 grams biscuits
2 tbsp cream cheese
100 grams raspberries
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp sugar

  • Boil the raspberries with the sugar and 3-4 tbsp of water. Allow to cool.
  • Mix the crushed biscuits with the raspberry syrup (not all at once, put half of the quantity and if the composition is not too soft after adding the cream cheese, you can add the rest of the syrup). Add cream cheese and vanilla extract.
  • Mix well and roll the composition into almost perfect balls and return to the freezer. Let them cool a few hours. You can cover them with dark chocolate, melted on Bain Marie with 2-3 tbsp of heavy cream. Coat balls in chocolate and place on a baking sheet or a plate lined with plastic film. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

…Salted Caramel
200 grams biscuits
50 grams melted butter
3-4 tbsp salted caramel
1 tbsp vanilla extract

  • Crush biscuits, add melted butter, vanilla extract and salted caramel. Mix and roll the candies. Let them cool in the fridge and cover them with chocolate. I’ve dressed them in white chocolate (melted the same way like I did for raspberry candies) and I decorated with crushed walnuts.

…With Oreo and Mint
4 packages Oreo
2-3 tbsp cream cheese
1 tbsp mint extract

  • Crush biscuits. Add cream cheese and mint extract. Roll candies, let them cool and coat them with dark chocolate. I’ve decorated mine with red coconut flakes.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Andie February 17, 2013

Iooi! Asa am facut? Am umplut toata incaperea? :))
Draga mea, eu trebuie sa-ti multumesc de o mie de ori pentru gestul tau minunat! Singurul meu regret pe lumea asta a fost ca n-am apucat sa gust din nicio prajitura, si n-am ramas decat cu pozele astea la care inca salivez.. Trebuie neaparat sa ne mai intalnim o data ca sa pot manca ceva facut de manutele tale! Te pup si te imbratisez cu drag, ai facut un gest imens! Love!

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Monica Lazăr February 17, 2013

Sunt foarte de acord cu intalnirea de care zici! :)

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Medeja February 19, 2013

These truffles look so cute and so..perfect!

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Daniela B February 20, 2013

tare faine pozele! cat despre praji….imi ploua in gura!! o sa le incerc si eu!
revenind la poze…ai spus ca ai studiat fotogrfia. poti sa spui unde, cum, ai ceva tutoriale faine? as fi tare interesata si ti-as fi vesnic recunoscatoare daca mi-ai da ceva materiale :)

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Monica Lazăr February 23, 2013

Am invatat singura, citind mult, facand sute de poze si analizand si mai multe sute :). Voi scrie niste postari despre ce am priceput eu legat de partea tehnica, in curand. :)

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Andreea February 21, 2013

Si mie mi-a parut bine sa te cunosc, Monica, iar bomboanele cu caramel au fost delicioase! Imi pare rau ca n-am incercat si una cu zmeura :(.

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Gourmantine February 25, 2013

Working around food can be difficult, messy, exhausting, but it’s also so fulfilling, especially when you can see your creations enjoyed by others. These chocolate candies are the cutest!

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