Salty Almond Symphony Chocolates

Salty Almond Symphony Chocolates

My best friend usually gets me a box of fancy chocolates each year for Christmas. It’s such a thoughtful and pretty gift. There’s always an assortment of shapes and flavors, and I love looking at them almost as much as I love eating them.

I decided to try my hand at making chocolates with a magnetic mold and chocolate transfer sheet. Both are used by professional chocolatiers and together they create the most gorgeous little bites.

Salty Almond Symphony Chocolates

If you have a budding chocolatier or confectioner in your family then they might appreciate getting a magnetic chocolate mold and a few pretty transfer sheets for Christmas. I’ve really enjoyed using them because the work is simple: cut a transfer sheet to size, place it in the mold and attach the magnetic sheet. All that’s left is to fill the cavities with chocolate!

Salty Almond Symphony Chocolates

These chocolates contain just two ingredients: chocolate melting wafers and roasted salted almonds. I love using Ghiradelli chocolate wafers because they mold well and you don’t have to temper the chocolate to get a beautiful end result. If you like the snap that tempering gives chocolate, then you can find my tempering tutorial here.

Salty Almond Symphony Chocolates

If you don’t plan on buying a chocolate mold or transfer sheets you can still make a version of these. Just stir the melted chocolate and salty almonds together and spoon the mixture into mini cupcake liners. You could also make salty almond bark by spreading the mixture across a baking sheet and then breaking it into pieces.

Want more giftable goodies? 

Last year’s sixteenth day advent recipe was 

Glittering Pretzel Wands!

Salty Almond Symphony Chocolates

Heather Baird
You’ll need a magnetic chocolate mold and a chocolate transfer sheet to make these chocolates. If you don’t have a chocolate mold, see notes for making these into chocolate cups.
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Prep Time 20 mins
30 minutes chill time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24

Equipment

  • magnetic chocolate mold

Ingredients
 
 

  • 10 oz. Ghiradelli dark chocolate melting wafers
  • 1/2 cup salted roasted almonds chopped
  • Chocolate transfer sheet

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the chocolate mold by removing the magnetic sheet. Cut the chocolate transfer sheet to fit the inside of the mold (you can use the metal sheet for this). Place the sheet in the mold with the matte design side-down. Snap the magnetic piece back into the mold so that it holds the transfer sheet secure.
  • Melt the chocolate wafers over low heat in a saucepan on the stovetop. Stir until melted and smooth. Fold in the almonds. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag. Cut a hole in the tip large enough for the chopped almonds to pass through. Pipe the chocolate mixture into the cavities. Use an offset spatula to smooth the top and remove excess chocolate. Gently tap the mold on the table once or twice to remove air bubbles. Transfer the mold to the freezer and chill until firm.
  • Remove the metal sheet from the mold and tap it once on a work surface so that the chocolates release. Place chocolates in mini cupcake liners for serving, or place them in a pretty box for gift-giving.

Notes

The chocolate and almond mixture can be spooned into mini cupcake liners if you don’t have a chocolate mold. You can also spread it across a baking sheet to make salty almond bark.
Keyword chocolate transfer sheet, dark chocolate, roasted salted almonds
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Heather (Delicious Not Gorgeous)
Heather (Delicious Not Gorgeous)
4 years ago

love how easy these are! tried making filled chocolates last christmas, and there was just sugar and mess everywhere.

Debra
Debra
4 years ago

These look very elegant and would be a great gift, or even just to make to serve at home.

Sarah | Well and Full
Sarah | Well and Full
4 years ago

Wow these chocolate are insanely gorgeous!! 😀

Kate
Kate
4 years ago

These look fabulous. Can you post a link for purchasing the magnetic molds and the chocolate transfer sheets? Thanks!

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
4 years ago
Reply to  Kate

Hi! In the second paragraph of the blog post the magnetic mold and transfer sheets are linked. I'll post them below in case you have trouble accessing them on your device.

http://amzn.to/2hT5uOt

http://amzn.to/2i0xhbO

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

These are so beautiful and a great idea for gifting 🙂 thanks for the idea!