Rainy Day Raw Chocolate

Yesterday it was chilly and rainy here... the perfect day to turn my kitchen into my little chocolate factory - something I've missed for a while. In fact, I haven't made choccies in my own kitchie since before heading to Australia mid February.

I made a variety of goodies...

Fruit and Nut Clusters - as simple or exciting as desired depending on which dried fruits and nuts you want to use. I use a basic dark chocolate with goji berries, cashews, almonds, raisins, and dried jakfruit in mine. I made a second tray of these alone!

Mint Moonie Pies. Oh yeah! I love these!! It's been a while since I've had a batch of these around. 

Fruit and Nut Cups - With freeze dried strawberries, almonds, mulberries, raisins, and goji berries. In little silicone cups.

Turtle Balls - A take on my caramel pecan turtles. Chewy, crunchy, sweet, and downright decadent!

Centers prepped and ready for dipping into chocolate.

Dipped, with a mini pecan on top 🙂

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Mini Cheesecake. Because... why not?! I've never tried a chocolate covered cheesecake before, have you? This little gem has a blackberry inside...

... and is garnished with a freeze dried strawberry that I brought all the way back from a strawberry farm in Australia.

Peppermint Patty Cups - dark chocolate with refreshing mint cream.

So that's a taste of what's been going on in my kitchie. Have you made any yummy chocolate treats lately?!

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  1. May 14, 2011 at 19:16

    ummm...I'm drooling over here...wish I was there with you...helping and sampling!!! those choccies would have come in handy yesterday!!! ahhhhmazing darling!!! u think we can make choccies before the wedding? devote one day to playing in my kitchie? I think it would be soooo much fun!!! maybe what we make can even be served at the wedding??? so excited!!!

  2. May 14, 2011 at 19:29

    Wow, yummy...No, I haven't had any choc for ages but I do have a batch sitting that I made a while ago. May be time to make some more. Choco covered cheesecake--what a yummy tease...<br /><br />Are you able to eat more choc now? I've been increasing my carbs and my choc cravings are gone--haven't even been thinking about it.<br />love<br />Ela

  3. May 14, 2011 at 20:56

    oh i love days like that in my kitchen! isnt that what rainy days are for?

  4. May 14, 2011 at 21:07

    Absolutely amazing work Heather - such beautiful cacao creations :) Thanks for sharing!

  5. May 14, 2011 at 23:35

    Aw, Im in love with these photos! Your chocolate looks heavenly!<br />Yesterday I made the best chocolate fudges I have ever made- i posted the recipe on my blog! While they where SO SO good, they dont LOOK as good as yours! I really haved a few things to learn from a pro like you! :)<br />I also have to ask; how is your health now days? Hope you feel better! Balance really is key!

  6. May 15, 2011 at 00:54

    Wow! That all looks amazing!<br /><br />Brooke Annessa<br />www.theannessafamily.blogspot.com

  7. May 15, 2011 at 01:19

    Gorgeous and I happily know from experience, delicious! :)

  8. May 15, 2011 at 03:40

    Wow! Everything looks so perfect, so delicious, so decadent. I love all the different creations, lovely garnishes and interesting flavour combinations. I think you should do some workshops (either in Toronto or online). Mostly because I'm missing you!<br /><br />xoxo

  9. May 15, 2011 at 08:07

    Love youuuuuuu! I'm so glad you're back in the kitchen again. You inspire me more than ever! I'll be emailing you soon! :-)

  10. May 16, 2011 at 03:21

    I just added your site to my blogroll! I hope that's okay :-) Thanks for your sweet inspirations. Made my first truffles this week -> http://www.homeiswherethekitchenis.com/?p=288<br /><br />Keep on uncooking more desserts!

  11. kristal
    May 16, 2011 at 18:33

    hi, i tried to email you but maybe it went to spam or something. Please get back to me. . . my computer crashed and i didnt have copies of the ebook bundle package i purchased from you i had just desserts and moonie pies and icecream books saved on the desktop sadly they went to the grave with the computer : ( i was hoping you could send me a new link so i can download them again.! please email me @ kristalsgems@yahoo.com thanks for understanding

  12. May 18, 2011 at 20:20

    Lovely chocolates, and nicely shot! Cheesecake idea is great. And all the bits and pieces of leftover melted chocolate can be scraped up after they set, tossed in the food processor with some spices, and remelted with two to three parts water or milk for fantastic sipping chocolate!

  13. May 19, 2011 at 02:40

    Nelly - definitely!!! Will be so much fun dearie!<br /><br />Ela - yup, been eating chocolate since February and feel fine with it - although I have to be careful not to get carried away which can happen, lol. <br /><br />Ragnhild - my health is so much better now, thanks!<br /><br />Kristal - I'll email you!

  14. May 19, 2011 at 14:06

    Hey sweetness! It´s a lovley (fingerlicki´n) blog you have here. Something I have been wondering about is how you manage to get your pralines etc coverd in such a thick layer of raw chocolate? I always find it´s to thin or (after a while in the fridge) to thick. Do you have a special trick? Love and bliss!<br />Elenore

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