Homemade Brandy Banana Chocolates
I love chocolate and when I am shopping I cannot pass the isle with the chocolates without a temptation to buy some. I keep a box of chocolate at home because like to have a piece of chocolate with my coffee or tea. I always had the impression that making homemade chocolates is a very messy and difficult process because you have to temper the chocolate before using it in order to get a nice and shiny finish. I tried to make chocolate a couple of times but it was with no success. I found this recipe on YouTube and decided to give it a try. It is not an easy recipe to make but if you would like me like to surprise your family or friends with this sweet treat you should give it a try.
For about two dozens of chocolates you will need:
• 2 ripe bananas
• 50 grams about 3 1/4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
• 85 grams dark chocolate
• 2 ounces of brandy
• 12 ounces dark chocolate Candy Melt
Mash bananas with fork turning it into a banana puree.
Melt butter and add it to the banana puree. Transfer your puree into small pot and cook it on low until it just get warm. Add chocolate and take it from the heat. Mix chocolate and puree together until your chocolate melts completely.
Using a spatula or the back of a spoon push the puree through the strainer to get a smooth consistency.
Line a plastic container with parchment paper, pour the puree into it, place it into the freezer and freeze it until completely frozen, better to leave it in the freezer over night.
Melt your chocolate according to the instruction on the package.
Get your banana filling out of the freezer and using a knife slice is into bite size cubes.
Dip each banana cube into melted chocolate
and place it on a textured candy sheet or if you do not have a textured sheet use parchment paper.
You can decorate your candies with chopped nuts, sugar sprinkles, coconut flakes or using back of the fork make a swirls on top.
Let your chocolates to dry completely before serving.
This homemade chocolate will be a great gift for any occasions!