Homemade Chocolate Freckles

Homemade-Chocolate-Freckle

I love a chocolate freckle and I particularly love the larger freckles that you can buy at speciality chocolate and lolly shops. After enjoying one recently, I thought to myself that there is no reason why I couldn’t make them myself. So I gave them a go on the weekend for an adult party that we were going to. I didn’t actually end up going to the party, as I was unwell which was most disappointing. Mr I went on his own and took them, He assures me that they went down well.

They were super easy to make and they are a great sweet treat that you could colour match to any party theme you have, simply by changing the colour of the freckles that you are using.

Chocolate Freckles Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 500 grams of chocolate. You could use less or more depending on how many you wanted to make Edit: I just used Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate. I actually wanted to make white chocolate freckles, but they didn’t have any white chocolate left :( .
  • 100 grams of 100s and 1000s
  • 18 large patty pans (size depends on how big you want the freckles).

Method:
Chocolate Freckle Recipe
I like to melt chocolate in the microwave, so the instructions relate to how to do that. You could melt the chocolate any way you like. Once the chocolate is melted you need to work relatively quickly before it begins to reset, so it is best to have everything else organised first.

  1. On a tray set out the patty pans.
  2. Pour a decent amount of sprinkles into a small container and have a teaspoon ready.
  3. Break chocolate into small pieces in a microwave safe bowl.
  4. Heat on high for 1 1/2 minutes. Stir chocolate.
  5. Heat on high again for another 30 seconds. At this point the chocolate may be ready depending on the power of your microwave. If it isn’t, heat again for 15 second intervals until the chocolate is completely melted.
  6. Spoon out melted chocolate into patty pans. Use enough mixture so the bottom is covered and the freckle will be about 4mm thick (you could go thicker if you like).
  7. Once you have used up all the mixture, sprinkle 100s and 100s on top of the chocolate in each pan. I made the choice to go a little heavy with the sprinkles to make sure that they were well covered. Any excess falls off when you take them out of the pans.
  8. This made 18 freckles. Place the tray in refrigerator for the freckles to set.
  9. Once they have set (30 – 60 minutes) take them out of the fridge. Peel back the patty pans and remove the freckle. I recommend doing this over the kitchen sink because if you have excess 100s and 1000s, they go everywhere!
  10. Arrange on plate, then enjoy!
Homemade Chocolate Freckles
 
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Recipe type: celebrations
Ingredients:
  • 500 grams of chocolate
  • 100 grams of 100s and 1000s
  • 18 large patty pans (size depends on how big you want the freckles)
Method:
  1. I like to melt chocolate in the microwave, so the instructions relate to how to do that. You could melt the chocolate any way you like. Once the chocolate is melted you need to work relatively quickly before it begins to reset, so it is best to have everything else organised first.
  2. On a tray set out the patty pans.
  3. Pour a decent amount of sprinkles into a small container and have a teaspoon ready.
  4. Break chocolate into small pieces in a microwave safe bowl.
  5. Heat on high for 1½ minutes. Stir chocolate.
  6. Heat on high again for another 30 seconds. At this point the chocolate may be ready depending on the power of your microwave. If it isn't, heat again for 15 second intervals until the chocolate is completely melted.
  7. Spoon out melted chocolate into patty pans. Use enough mixture so the bottom is covered and the freckle will be about 4mm thick (you could go thicker if you like).
  8. Once you have used up all the mixture, sprinkle 100s and 100s on top of the chocolate in each pan. I made the choice to go a little heavy with the sprinkles to make sure that they were well covered. Any excess falls off when you take them out of the pans.
  9. This made 18 freckles. Place the tray in refrigerator for the freckles to set.
  10. Once they have set (30 - 60 minutes) take them out of the fridge. Peel back the patty pans and remove the freckle. I recommend doing this over the kitchen sink because if you have excess 100s and 1000s, they go everywhere!
  11. Arrange on plate, then enjoy!

The Family Menu Plan For This Week

Baking: Butter Cake

Monday: Pumpkin Soup

Tuesday: Chicken Casserole (trying the recipe again to see if I can improve on it)

Wednesday: Left Overs

Thursday: Easy Beef Stir Fry

Friday: Slow Cooker Risotto (new recipe to try)

Saturday: Souvlaki

Sunday: Chicken Schnitzel and Steamed Vegetables

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Comments

  1. says

    Princess watched me open this one and was very excited! :)

    Is there a particualr chocolate you use? I know cooking chocolates all taste a little different, and some are not so nice, and that eating chocoloates have different compounds in them which make them less suitable for use. Which is why I tend to fill chocolates, trying to hide the flavour in case I’ve bought yucky chocolate!

    Also, I always put my chocolate in the freezer to set. It sets quicker and comes out of the moulds easier..

    • says

      Good point Amanda, I should have stated what chocolate I used. I have now edited the post to reflect that (Cadbury Dairy Milk) – thanks for reminding me!

  2. says

    It’s amazing that you never think of making something simple like this isn’t it? I think I feel the need to line a cake tin with baking paper, and make giant ones like the shops sell for $10 or more – I’m sure I wouldn’t need $10 worth of chocolate!

  3. Catherine says

    These look so perfect for me! We have a school fair coming up and I’m not particularly confident in my cooking skills (unlike some mums who are already dicussing various biscuits and chutneys! eeekk!). Thank you, now I have something I can happily volunteer to make. YAY!

  4. says

    Thank you for popping over to mine for a visit! Your site is GREAT! OMG I can’t believe you have five kids (I’m one of five actually. I always wished for more, but now I have kids… I think two might just be enough sometime in the future!)

    Le Creussets are great but before that I used some bodgy oven baking pan I got from the Grandpa when he died… It worked a treat with my tagine too :)

  5. says

    Actually amend the above to read “now I have a kid”. I only have one, and that’s maddening enough :) though she deserves the pain of a younger sibling sometime in the near future…

  6. says

    wow, what a hit!
    i’m sure my kids are in love lol.
    i came across your blog just a few hours ago, cant believe i have been buying chocolate freckles, when all this time i could have been making them!
    i have my first batch in the fridge now..
    Thanks

  7. says

    I keep looking at this post over and over again.

    I have been trying to concentrate on reducing our chocolate intake, but I don’t think I can last another week.

    These will have to be made!

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