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Monday, 12 March 2012

Chocolate & Nuts Sweet Hearts

Hi everybody, can you believe I just made my assignment just now this month, I wanted to make it today, as today my dear girl turns 18 :), Yup.., My daughter is eighteen and I can't still able to digest this..., My Angel, My little girl is all grown up. I have been is so busy from morning , I still have to cook, I still have  to make her favourite cake, Pulav, Manchurian and her Gulab Jamoons.., so now you know my menu for today.., that is all her wish and doesn't want anything else! , she is not a chocolate person.., but other family members are die hard fans of chocolate, So not to make them feel bad we decided to go for this one.., The only thing she wanted me to do was write her initials on everything i make for her today!, silly girl.., Anyway I have done as you can see.  It was quite in a hurry I made all these, I was so tensed thinking last minute if I don't do this properly Amanda is going to kick me out of the club and a blog will be orphaned!, Oh! my No.., thanks to Heather this quick recipe turned out perfectly..,  (not exactly there were little tiny holes though).

Sorry I need to get back to this posting right ? well, today is SRC .., The Secret Recipe Club of Amanda's has grown up to a very big family and has hostesses to take care of her little club grown to be a big one now.., This month I was assigned to It's Yummy to my tummy of Heather's from my Hostess Suzanne who blogs at Thru the Bugs on my wind shield.

Heather is such a sweet heart having two little kids she finds her way through cooking from lot of sources and a baker just like me.., she loves baking and shares it with her friends.., I wanted to try her pumpkin scones and few others but my daughter wanted me to try this out.  I just couldn't say no to her as it is her day to day.., She has tried and tested lots of recipes.., hop on to her blog and check out some fabulous recipes you may want to try out!
Coming to the recipe.., it was a very easy one, only thing I had to restrain from myself was not trying to lick them of my fingers.., even though I am not a big fan of chocolate, I like dark chocolates the chocolates I have used here are 70% Cocoa Lindt chocolate and Swiss Milk Chocolates.
Here goes the Recipe hope you all enjoy just as we did and enjoy the whole group who have tried out many reicpes you might like to give a peek..., I made a little change or should I say addition to the recipe, just to make it more healthier., even thought it is not completely made of chocolate..


8 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate ( I used 70% Cocoa Lindt)
8 oz Milk Chocolate ( I used Swiss Chocolate)
1 tbsp Shortening

1/2 Cup Chunky Peanut butter
2tbsp Unsalted butter
3/4th Cup Nuts ( Pecan, Pistachio and Hazelnuts)
1/8th tsp salt (I just omitted)
3/4th Cuip Powdered Sugar
2 tbsp Honey

First of all in a double boiler method or in a microwaveable method ( 20 -30 seconds) melt both the chocolates with the shortening, I used double boiler method as i was multi tasking. Keep a bowl with quarter of water say around 1or 2 cups and allow it boil, meanwhile chop or break into pieces your chocolates into an other bowl with the shortening then keep this bowl on top of the boiling water bowl, before keeping completely reduce the flame, it should be simmering, place the chocolate bowl and start mixing, slowly it would have started dissolving completely.., Meanwhile when this process is going on....
I took the extra nuts I used chopped them up and gave a toss on a tawa (girdle) with 2 tbsp of Honey and lightly roasted them for few minutes and kept them aside.
Meanwhile take an other bowl add peanut butter, butter, chopped and honey roasted Nuts and powdered sugar and mix them well completely well combined, Keep it aside.

Now take whatever desired pan, cup liners of any shapes and sizes you would want to make these and line them with melted chocolate paste.., She says coat them up completely so the peanut butter filling doesn't peep out.., for that she had refrigerated the liners for few minutes so she was sure.., I took her advice because mine was a lot more filling and the Heart shape I used were quite big.

So I coated them and left them in the fridge for few minutes when I took them out they were almost getting to dry, Now I spooned the filling up to the brim, and poured the chocolate over the filling, I still had lot of chocolate left over!, I think my coating of the chocolate was quite thin.., Just now when I was typing I realised, well it has not gone for a waste as I am using it for my daughter's  birthday cake!.

Thank you Heather, Suzanne and Amanda for making this a success... , do you want to join click here

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At 12 March, 2012 16:58 , Blogger Karen said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! The chocolates are very pretty - perfect for the birthday girl!

At 12 March, 2012 17:58 , Blogger Aarthi said...

wow..awesome recipe


At 12 March, 2012 18:02 , Blogger Poonam Borkar said...

looks so gorgeous..beautifully done!!

At 12 March, 2012 18:23 , Anonymous Jenny @ Savour the Senses said...

Wow these look like something bought from a store. Impressive! Great being a part of SRC with you. Would love you to stop by and check out my Mango Avocado Salsa from my assigned blogger, Jeanette's Healthy Living. =)

At 12 March, 2012 18:26 , Blogger Daniel Saraga said...

those look like they're from a professional chocolate shop

At 12 March, 2012 18:44 , Blogger Santosh Bangar said...

lookig so cute.perfect for little angel

At 12 March, 2012 19:01 , Blogger Jeanie said...

Those are incredibly beautiful.

At 12 March, 2012 19:03 , Blogger Heather said...

oh my! You went nuts for sure ;-) I'm sure my husband would have loved those as he always prefers the chunky peanut butter when I make these. Glad they worked out and are so cute. Great additions and happy birthday to your girl! Hope you stop by and check out my SRC post as well! :)

At 12 March, 2012 20:13 , Blogger sangee vijay said...

wow...this sounds so delicious and yummy...Hearty wishes to your Angel..hope u guys had a great celeb!
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At 12 March, 2012 21:16 , Blogger schmetterlingwords said...

Hey!! These little nut choco hearts have come out soooo perfectly beautiful... It looks like prepared by a professional baker. Hats off!! Your angel would have been definitely impressed and overwhelmed by the sweet mom you are... :)

Also, many more happy returns to your daughter!! :)

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At 12 March, 2012 22:03 , Blogger colleen said...

They look beautiful and sound amazing. Happy Birthday to your (little) girl!

At 12 March, 2012 22:34 , Blogger Hema said...

Very beautifully done, a very happy b'day to your daughter..

At 12 March, 2012 23:48 , Blogger Angie {Successful2gether} said...

Oh my goodness! You did a beautiful job :) Tasty and pretty

At 13 March, 2012 01:27 , Blogger Miz Helen said...

Hi Jayasri,
Your Chocolate & Nuts Sweet Hearts look beautiful. This is a great recipe and your presentation is very nice. It is fun cooking with you at the SRC and have a great week!
Miz Helen

At 13 March, 2012 02:22 , Blogger Prathibha said...

Those hearts looks delicious n perfect...Happy Bday 2 ur daughter..

At 13 March, 2012 03:05 , Anonymous Melissa ( said...

Wow, what a simple way to make custom candy! I love it.

At 13 March, 2012 03:23 , Blogger Lisa~~ said...

Your chocolates look gorgeous. Happy birthday to your daughter.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Group 'A' SRC entry: Broiled Sushi.

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At 13 March, 2012 03:27 , Blogger Lisa said...

Those are such beautiful chocolates. They look gourmet.

At 13 March, 2012 04:48 , Anonymous Betsy said...

These turned out perfectly! Happy Birthday to your daughter :) I'm stopping by from Secret Recipe Club. I hope you'll swing by March is artichoke month! I'd love if you'd link up your artichoke recipes!

At 13 March, 2012 05:15 , Anonymous Spencer said...

Those chocolates look absolutely amazing! I would love to try some.

At 13 March, 2012 09:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very delicious and inviting hearts.

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At 13 March, 2012 10:34 , Blogger faseela said...

so perfectly done dear....yummy.....

At 13 March, 2012 16:04 , Blogger Sriya said...

very yummy and interesting .... perfect and awesome choc hearts ..nice presentataion

At 13 March, 2012 17:46 , Blogger Danielle said...

These look too pretty to eat! Great job (:

At 13 March, 2012 20:25 , Blogger Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

These are gorgeous! Glad they worked out for you!

At 14 March, 2012 00:29 , Blogger ButterYum said...

Oh my, these are absolutely perfect! I love how you decorated them :). Now I need to go find some chocolate - thanks!!


At 18 March, 2012 02:25 , Blogger Jayasri Ravi said...

Thank you everybody, sorry I have been very late in thanking you all for my kind words and wishes to my daughter. Thanks once again.


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