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Although my pink phase should very well be over, I am still attracted to all things shiny and colorful.
Chocolates hidden under a pile of bright sprinkles are always welcome in my book, and Valentine's Day (or a sophisticated tea time) is perfect excuse to make them.
“Nonpareils,” which translates from French to “incomparables,” not only look sweet, but they’re also simple to make. Did I mention they’re also quite impressive when accompanied by a nonchalant tag that says “homemade”?
Seriously, that chocolate bar at the back of your pantry? It has “nonpareils” written all over it. And you’ll never even think of giving a gift of Smarties ever again.
- 200 grams finest dark chocolate (I used Lindt Crémant Noir 49%)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Multicolored sprinkles, to your heart’s content
Draw nickle-sized circles on a sheet of parchment paper and flip the paper over.
Break the chocolate into pieces, then melt it with the coconut oil in a bain-marie (hot water bath).
Transfer it to a piping bag with a small, round nozzle or put it in a disposable bag and snip the corner.
Draw circles with the melted chocolate, filling in the circles from the inside out in a circular motion.
Let cool and harden for a minute or two, then cover in sprinkles.
Chill in a cool place, then carefully remove the buttons from the parchment. Serve with tea.
Are you giving a homemade gift for Valentine's Day? Tell us what you're making in the comments below!