CHOCOLATE & Other CONFECTIONS

Take a look at my latest creations…

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White Chocolate Macadamia Bark

Chocolate, Chocolate and CHOCOLATES!!!!

Just call me a chocoholic enabler…

I’ve added mouth watering chocolate confections.

Great candies start with superior ingredients.  I use Couverture chocolate.  What is Couverture Chocolate? It is a very high-quality chocolate that contains a higher percentage of cocoa butter (32–39%) than baking or eating chocolate. This additional cocoa butter, combined with proper tempering, gives the chocolate more sheen, a firmer “snap” when broken, and a creamy mellow flavor – resulting in a perfect candy.

Many of the items listed below will be available in your choice of Dark, Milk or White Chocolate or a combination.

  • Dark Chocolate Caramel BonBons with sea salt – smooth buttery caramel encased in rich delicious dark chocolate, then topped with a sprinkle of sea salt.
  • Candied Almonds
  • English Toffee – who doesn’t love chocolate, buttery toffee and almonds?
  • Chocolate covered caramel
  • Nut clusters (Almond, Cashews, macadamia or traditional peanut)
  • Almond Bark
  • Copycat (Chunky)  Yes, my version of this iconic candy bar combines roasted peanuts, cranberries and raisins in smooth milk chocolate
  • Nut Bark (yes, all things nuts – almonds, pecans, macadamia, hazelnuts…)
  • Pistachio Cranberry White Chocolate Bark
  • Chocolate Covered Bacon  Yes, I said “Chocolate Covered Bacon” Bacon enveloped in rich smooth milk chocolate drizzled with white chocolate – sweet and savory… YUM!
  • Chocolate Mendiants
    • chocolate: dark, milk or white chocolate
    • nuts: any variety such as hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds, walnuts, etc.
    • dried fruit: any variety including raisins, cranberries, candied orange peel, dried apricots, etc.
    • optional: fleur de sel (sea salt)

So, you ask, what are Chocolate Mendiants? Mendiants are a French confection that are popular at celebrations or given as gifts around Christmas time – however, anytime is good for these wonderful confections.

They were traditionally studded with nuts and dried fruits chosen to represent the robe colors of the four monastic orders, or mendicants, of the church:  raisin for the Dominicans, hazelnut for the Augustinians, fig for the Franciscans and almond for the Carmelites. These friars lived on charitable offerings, earning them the appellation of “mendiants,” meaning “beggar” in French.  Any variety of fruit and nuts are used.

Yes, I can customize your order based on your palate or, I can provide you with a sampling of our favorites.  I know, decisions, decisions…

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