Chocolate candy is pretty and
inexpensive and great fun for kids to make. Simply place melted chocolate
coating into a squeeze bottle and squirt it into the depressions of a clean, dry
mold. Fill the spaces just barely to the edge. When the mold is filled, gently
give it a tap on the work surface to release any bubbles and smooth the coating.
Place the mold in the freezer and let set for 1-2 minutes depending on the size
of the shapes. Remove from the freezer; the candy should easily pop out of the
molds. Decorate with melted chocolate as desired. You can also create chocolate
candies with more than one color by painting some details before filling the
Chocolate Almond-Butter Toffee
1 C. butter
1 C. packed brown sugar
2 C. chopped almonds
1 C. semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly butter a 13 x 9-inch baking pan; set aside.
Combine butter and brown sugar in a medium heavy saucepan and bring to a boil
over medium heat. Stir in 2 cups almonds.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle
with chocolate chips. When chips have softened, spread evenly over toffee.
Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup almonds on top.
Let cool completely and break into pieces. Store in airtight container.
Makes about 2 pounds candy.