I posted some photos on Instagram of the superhero chocolates that Yun and I made last month…And because you asked for it, here is the step-by-step process of how they were made! (I apologize in advance for the poor photo quality. These were taken with my cell phone and my hands were covered in chocolate!)
What you need: Chocolate morsels, chocolate molds (we recommend silicon), a microwave, and a fridge.
Get yourself some chocolate! We chose Nestle milk and white chocolate morsels. You can chop up a Hershey bar and use that too.
Pour the bag of morsels into a microwavable bowl. Microwave 3-5 minutes at a time and stir. Keep baby-sitting the chocolate – you don’t want it to burn! (Maybe you do, in which case, by all means.)
We did half of a morsels bag at a time because our molds could only hold so much chocolate at a time. If you leave the microwaved chocolate out too long it will begin to harden which will make it more difficult to pour into the mold. So we used what we felt was enough to fill our molds.
When the chocolate becomes a smooth, almost liquid texture, it is ready to be poured into the mold! We used spoons to get the chocolate into all of the nooks and grooves of the mold shape. We also added some nuts and raisins. You can make a two-tone chocolate by pouring one type of chocolate on top of the other. Once you finish filling the molds, gently tap the mold repeatedly against a surface to smooth out the chocolate. Feel free to eat whatever is left over in the bowl! (You can also reheat it.)
Place the mold in the fridge and wait about 30 minutes before popping the chocolates out of the mold. If it seems too difficult to slide out, place it back in the fridge until the chocolate hardens. White chocolate hardens faster than milk chocolate, so if you’re for some reason in a hurry to make chocolate, use white morsels.
Check out those impressive sweets you just made! Place them in a box and send it to someone special! Or keep them for yourself. Whatever.
Share photos of your homemade chocolate! Have fun!