Tuesday, November 18, 2014

2-on-Tuesday: Jeweled White Chocolate

Here's a super quick candy presentation to dazzle your guests. They don't need to know it only took you a few minutes in the microwave to create! Just smile and say, "I'm so glad you like it!" To be sure you'll have a couple of grumblers who'll argue White Chocolate is not chocolate, at all. They're correct. But, the real white chocolate lover doesn't give a flying fig! Enjoy!

Jeweled White Chocolate

1 or 2 bags of Hershey's Premiere White morsels
Dried Fruit (I used Apricots, Blueberries, Cherries and Craisins)
*optional: 1 tablespoon of Crisco
Reynold's Genuine Parchment non-stick (in the foil and plastic wrap aisle)

  • Melt white chocolate chips (and Crisco) in a microwave-safe container in increments of 1 minute and stirring after each minute. Really watch those chips! As soon as they start to melt, just stir for the remaining chips to melt. You truly don't want to rush this and ruin the batch.
  • I use a mixing bowl with a handle for ease of removal and stirring. And, the Crisco keeps the "chocolate" velvety and shiny.
  • Pour onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, smooth out and, then, rap the cookie sheet on the counter top to release any hidden bubbles.
  • Sprinkle the dried fruit mixture on top of the melted "chocolate." I chop the apricots into smaller bits.
  • Allow to set. You can rush this part by placing the cookie sheet in the freezer until the "chocolate" sets.
  • Break the "chocolate" into shards to be shared and store in an airtight container or tin lined with parchment.

Another way to enjoy this treat is to use any topping your family and friends will love, like mini M&Ms or crushed Oreos or nuts or crushed peppermint for Christmas! Be sure to check out Coffee Bean Crack, which basically uses the same techniques used in this recipe!

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