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HOMEMADE DARK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

HOMEMADE DARK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES - Butter with a Side of Bread


-16 oz semi-sweet chocolate {roughly 2 2/3 cup}**

-1 cup heavy whipping cream

-1/2 cup butter

-3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

-1 TBSP shortening

How to make Easy 5 Ingredient Homemade Chocolate TrufflesHow to make chocolate ganache

Pour your chocolate into a medium sized mixing bowl and then set it aside.

In a small saucepan melt your butter over medium heat. Add in the cream when the butter is almost completely melted.

Turn the heat up very slightly and while using a whisk, stir constantly but gently until the mixture barely comes to a boil.

Pour the heated mixture over the chocolate and begin stirring, combining the chocolate with the butter and cream mixture. After about a minute or two the chocolate should be completely melted and smooth. It’s ganache!

Pour the ganache into a small Tupperware bowl with 3”-4” sides (or tall sides).

Place in the fridge until it’s solid.

How to make Easy 5 Ingredient Homemade Chocolate TrufflesHow to make dipping chocolate

Combine your ingredients in a small bowl with deep sides. Microwave on high for 1 minute.

Stir gently and then microwave for another 15-45 seconds until the mixture has melted completely and is smooth.

If you’re adding white chocolate place ¼ cup of white chocolate chips in a small ziplock bag and microwave for about 1 minute until melted. Snip a tiny corner off of the bag for piping.

Easy 5 Ingredient Homemade Chocolate TrufflesHow to make dark chocolate truffles.

Put a plate or a quarter sized cookie sheet in the freezer for a few minutes. Then take it out and cover it with parchment paper.

Using a melon baller, scoop out balls of the hardened ganache.

Try to keep the balls as round as possible but know it’s okay if they aren’t because the dipping chocolate will help to hide imperfections.

Don’t let the ganache warm up too much, so try to work in small batched of about 7 or 8 truffles at a time.

There is no amazing way of dipping them- the shortening will thin the chocolate out a bit, so it will be easier. I used my fingers and dipped the flat side of my truffles first, then rotated it around in the chocolate. Don’t worry- any imperfections will be hidden when you drizzle chocolate on top (or sprinkle with candy, sprinkles, etc.) Mine were not perfect, so I went ahead and let my husband know they were Artisan Truffles. 😉

Transfer dipped truffle to chilled plate/ tray. Working in batches of 7-8 truffles, like I mentioned above, dip truffles, set on the chilled tray, then when they’re all dipped, add sprinkles and/or chocolate drizzle on top.

Cool completely and  ENJOY!

Once you have a batch of truffles coated in chocolate, you can drizzle more chocolate on top, or top with sprinkles, etc! Have fun with it!

I alternated white chocolate with more dark chocolate. Yum. The somewhat bitterness of the ganache inside balances out the sweetness of the dipping chocolate which makes it AMAZING.

HOMEMADE BUTTERFINGER BITES – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

HOMEMADE BUTTERFINGER BITES - Butter with a Side of Bread


Homemade Butterfinger Bites are made with candy corn, peanut butter and chocolate. Miniature Butterfinger candy bars made in the microwave with only 3 ingredients!

 

Homemade Butterfinger Bites really do taste just like the Butterfingers you buy at the store. I really love them in miniature form – who wouldn’t want a higher chocolate to candy bar ratio?!

Homemade Butterfinger Bites are made with candy corn, peanut butter and chocolate. Miniature Butterfinger candy bars made in the microwave with only 3 ingredients!

I was a little bit wary about making candy bars out of melted candy corn, but even if you don’t love candy corn, you won’t believe how adding peanut butter absolutely transforms the taste of the candy corn into something that tastes just like the inside of a Butterfinger.

I use semi-sweet chocolate chips for the chocolate coating, but any type of chocolate will work. Milk chocolate, white chocolate or any other type of dipping chocolate will work great – so pick your favorite!

Homemade Butterfinger candy bars made with candy corn and peanut butter

Ingredients in Butterfinger Bites

3 cups candy corn

1 1/2 cups peanut butter

3 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk chocolate, white chocolate, etc.)

How to make homemade Butterfinger candy bars

How to make Mini Butterfinger candy bars

Place the candy corn into a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 60 seconds and then stir. Continue to microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between each interval until the candy corn are completely melted.

Add the peanut butter to the melted candy corn and then microwave for 30 more seconds. Stir it all together and immediately pour into an 8X8 pan lined with parchment paper. Press evenly into the pan.

Let the candy cool and set for 3-4 hours. Cut into 64 (1 inch) squares. (Sometimes I make them a little bit bigger-I got 36 bites out of this batch, but we were also taste-testing the outer edges before we ever got to the dipping part.) If you prefer to make full sized candy bars, cut into 16 bars.

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips. Microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between each one until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Be careful not to microwave too long or the chocolate will seize and be unusable. If the chocolate is a little bit too thick to dip in, you can add a tablespoon of shortening to the chocolate to thin it out a bit.

Dip each candy bar into the melted chocolate and place on wax paper to set. If desired, add sprinkles on top before the chocolate sets up. As soon as the chocolate is hardened, the bars are ready. If you need the chocolate to set up faster, you can place them in the refrigerator to speed up the process.

Homemade Butterfinger Bites are made with candy corn, peanut butter and chocolate. Miniature Butterfinger candy bars made in the microwave with only 3 ingredients!

Homemade Butterfinger Bites

Homemade Butterfinger Bites are made with candy corn, peanut butter and chocolate. Miniature Butterfinger candy bars made in the microwave with only 3 ingredients!

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Course: Candy

Cuisine: American

Keyword: homemade butterfinger bites

Servings: 64

Ingredients

  • 3 cups candy corn
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 3 cups chocolate chips semi-sweet, milk chocolate, white chocolate, etc.

Instructions

  • Place the candy corn into a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 60 seconds and then stir. Continue to microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between each interval until the candy corn are completely melted.

  • Add the peanut butter to the melted candy corn and then microwave for 30 more seconds. Stir it all together and immediately pour into an 8X8 pan lined with parchment paper. Press evenly into the pan.

  • Let the candy cool and set for 3-4 hours. Cut into 64 (1 inch) squares. If you prefer to make full sized candy bars, cut into 16 bars.

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips. Microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between each one until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Be careful not to microwave too long or the chocolate will seize and be unusable. If the chocolate is a little bit too thick to dip in, you can add a tablespoon of shortening to the chocolate to thin it out a bit.

  • Dip each candy bar into the melted chocolate and place on wax paper to set. If desired, add sprinkles on top before the chocolate sets up. As soon as the chocolate is hardened, the bars are ready. If you need the chocolate to set up faster, you can place them in the refrigerator to speed up the process.

How to store homemade Butterfingers?

Butterfingers can be stored at room temp, but the chocolate will stay set better if you store them in the fridge. Can be stored on the counter for 4-5 days, or in the refrigerator for up to a couple of weeks. I actually haven’t tried freezing these yet, but I’m sure it would work great!

Homemade Butterfinger Bites are made with candy corn, peanut butter and chocolate. Miniature Butterfinger candy bars made in the microwave with only 3 ingredients!

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Homemade Butterfinger Bites are made with candy corn, peanut butter and chocolate. Miniature Butterfinger candy bars made in the microwave with only 3 ingredients!

Homemade Butterfinger Bites are made with candy corn, peanut butter and chocolate. Miniature Butterfinger candy bars made in the microwave with only 3 ingredients!

LOW SUGAR, LOW CARB HOMEMADE ALMOND JOY BARS by Gordon Ramsay

LOW SUGAR, LOW CARB HOMEMADE ALMOND JOY BARS


Homemade Almond Joy Bars made EASY with just 5 ingredients and healthier than store-bought! Fantastic no-bake, low carb, low sugar treat for chocolate coconut lovers.

Homemade Almond Joy Bars made EASY with just 5 ingredients and healthier than store-bought! Fantastic no-bake, low carb, low sugar treat for chocolate coconut lovers. Made with real coconut and coconut oil you have a rich and creamy filled candy topped with almonds. They may not be the wrapped candy you’re used to, but they are the one your diet approves of! Just make sure you don’t eat the entire batch in one sitting, as this recipe makes a ton and you’ll need your Thanksgiving fat pants to engage in such a challenge.

How to make Homemade almond joys

This Almond Joy Bar is so simple to make! I recommend having a food processor or blender handy to chop up the coconut shred into a finer texture. While that’s totally optional I feel it really adds a little extra enjoyment to these candies.

I also highly recommend using parchment paper under these bars in the pan as they cool. It makes cleanup a breeze! I like buying mine in bulk from Costco. 😉 A couple quick layers of chocolate and coconut are chilled and then cut up & ready to enjoy!

Are Almond Joys healthy?

These almond joys contain fewer calories, lower sugar and lower carb count than the store bought candies. You can make them even healthier by excluding the optional powdered sugar, they taste great with and without it! Use whatever type of chocolate chips you’d like- dark chocolate has less sugar, so I feel it’s a better choice. I used semi-sweet in the recipe below.

Low Sugar, Low Carb Homemade Almond Joy BarsAre Almond Joys Dairy Free?

They definitely can be! By simply making sure that your chocolate chips are dairy free (like Enjoy Life brand) you can have a dairy free treat that you love. Swap out the honey for agave and you have a vegan candy too!

Ingredients for Homemade Almond Joy Bars

-1 cup Coconut Oil

-2 cups shredded Sweetened Coconut

-2 TBSP honey

-12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

-1/3 cup sliced almonds

-3/4 cup powdered sugar (optional)

How to make Low Sugar, Low Carb Homemade Almond Joy BarsHow to Make Simple & Healthy Homemade Almond Joy Bars

In a bowl, warm the coconut oil just until it becomes a liquid. This takes about 20-30 seconds in the microwave.

Optionally, pulse your coconut for a few seconds in a blender to become a finer texture.

Mix the shredded coconut and the honey into the liquid coconut oil, combining well. If you aren’t concerned about making this a healthier treat, then add in the 3/4 cup powdered sugar. It adds a nice sweetness and texture to the coconut layer. I had it without though and thought it tasted great!

Pour the mixture into an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper and then freeze or refrigerate until solid.

Heat the chocolate chips in microwave at 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring each time until they’re completely melted and smooth. Pour the chocolate over the coconut spreading it evenly. Top with the sliced almonds.

Refrigerate the pan for the chocolate to set. Cut it into 1 inch squares and then store them in the fridge until you’re ready to eat.

Low Sugar, Low Carb Homemade Almond Joy Bars

Skinny Homemade Almond Joy Bars

Homemade Almond Joy Bars made EASY with just 5 ingredients and healthier than store-bought! Fantastic low carb, low sugar treat for chocolate coconut lovers. 

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Low Carb Almond Joy Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Chill Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Servings: 20

Calories: 283kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar (optional)

Instructions

  • Warm coconut oil just until it becomes liquid. (It takes about 20-30 seconds in the microwave.)

  • Pulse the shredded coconut a few times in a blender, just to make it a finer texture. (This step is optional, but I liked the results.)

  • Mix the shredded coconut and honey into the coconut oil, stirring well.

  • **If you aren’t concerned about making this a healthier treat, then add in the 3/4 cup powdered sugar. It adds a nice sweetness and texture to the coconut layer. I had it without though and thought it tasted great!

  • Pour mixture into an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper and freeze or refrigerate until solid.

  • Heat chocolate chips in microwave at 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring each time until completely melted. Pour over coconut spreading evenly. Top with sliced almonds.

  • Refrigerate for chocolate to set. Cut into 1 inch squares and store in the fridge until ready to eat. Candy tastes best cool, but not cold. When it’s cool/ room temp, the inside coconut layer is softer and just melts in your mouth!

Notes

Serves about 20. Each square is very satisfying! I often cut each in half again and use that as a serving! 

Nutrition

Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg

Low Sugar, Low Carb Homemade Almond Joy Bars

Are Almond Joys Gluten Free?

Yes! There is no gluten in this recipe making them perfect for those on diets where gluten is restricted. If you’re avoiding gluten due to an allergy, keep a watchful eye for possible cross-contamination.

Can You Freeze Homemade Almond Joys?

Absolutely! I recommend cutting them into serving sized pieces and then storing them in an airtight container. Lay a piece of wax paper between each layer to prevent sticking. Then you can grab and go when you need a sweet fix.

How Long Do Homemade Almond Joys Last?

Homemade almond joys can last up to 2 weeks and still taste great so long as you keep them properly stored. This should give you plenty of time to enjoy them all to yourself or pass them out to friends and family.

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