Friday, December 16, 2016

Fudgy Rum Chocolates

Yesterday was cold, cloudy and gray - perfect for a SoCal December day :)

Getting a good shot of these amazing little chocolates was definitely a challenge given the lack of natural light. BUT, dear daughter to the rescue! She's a studio photographer and has an amazing eye for lighting and stuff :) These are my photos and they're not perfect, and I'm sure she would say there's still much more editing to be done, but....what can I say? I'm still learning.

Besides, it wasn't really about the photos. It was the time spent with my sweet girl. And the laughs. With her, there is sure to be laughter. Well...except for when there's not :/ We all have our days, so I grab the good ones when I can.

And the reward for our efforts? We get to eat the props!

Actually, these little darlings, in their neat and festive wrappers, make the perfect Christmas gift. I'm packaging these up today along with an assortment of pecan tassies and salted caramels. It's a delicious way to say Merry Christmas!!

Fudgy Rum Chocolates

3 c. powdered sugar, sifted
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 c. semi-sweet chocolate, melted
1 tsp. rum flavored extract
Chocolate sprinkles

In large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Add melted chocolate and mix well. Add flavored extract. Mix until ingredients are well incorporated.

I used a cookie dough scoop to portion out exact amounts and pressed the mixture into a silicone mold (square). Add chocolate sprinkles to each one and press down slightly. Refrigerate for about an hour to set before removing from mold.

These are a rich, decadent treat perfect for gift giving.

1 comment:

  1. Yum!!! The gift that gives back, because you can snack on these nuggets of joy, too!