Even though I am a grandmother there are still lots of things that I want to learn. For example, I have always wanted to learn how to hand dip chocolates. I’ve never tried though because it seems intimidating AND messy. However I pinned these Ice
Cube Tray Chocolates awhile ago to save to do “sometime” (you know what I mean! How many times do we REALLY make what we pin?) and thought to myself….now that I think I can do! No more procrastinating….today is the day!
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Well, they ended up turning out great. Making them was super easy but also a little messy. I don’t think you can make anything with melted chocolate without making a mess but I wasn’t worried about getting chocolate on anything because I knew that my Clorox 2 could get it out. I always know that I can bake and DIY with confidence thanks to Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster.
I was right about the mess. My kitchen towels definitely took a hit.
But like I said, no worries because I know that Clorox 2 will make cleanup a breeze! If you’re not sure how you would use Clorox 2, here’s a few tips!
- For best results, start the washer and add both detergent and product before adding clothes.
- For extra-dirty clothes, pre-soak the garments before starting in mixture of 1 cap-full of product (to the first line) and 2 gallons of water (the warmest water recommended on the care label). Pre-soak for 30 minutes.
And now….on to the recipe!
- Melting Chocolate – I used dark chocolate wafers that I purchased at my local gourmet kitchen store.
- Peter’s Caramel
- Ice Cube Trays
- Cooking Spray
- Craft brush
- Homemade Marshmallows
If you are wanting to turn these caramels into Scotchmallows as pictured, here is the recipe for Homemade Marshmallows
Slightly spray your ice cube trays with cooking spray. Don’t spray a lot as it will make it harder for the chocolate to stick to the sides of the ice cube tray.
Melt chocolate per your package instructions. I just put my chocolate wafers into a glass bowl and microwave until it is smooth without any lumps. Make sure you watch the melting process and don’t cook too long.
Spoon 1/2 Tablespoon of melted chocolate into each section of the ice cube tray.
With your craft brush, brush the melted chocolate on all sides of each section of the tray.
Put the ice cube tray into the refrigerator for 1-2 minutes or until the sides are fairly dry but the middle of each section still has melted chocolate in it.
Take the brush and coat all sides of each section again with a second coat of melted chocolate. You want to make sure that your sides aren’t too thin and have a good coat of chocolate.
Let set. After the chocolate has set, cut the Peter’s Caramel into rectangles and fit them into each section of the ice cube tray.
IMPORTANT! If you are wanting to make these into Scotchmallows, cut your Homemade Marshmallows to fit and insert them into the ice cube tray before you add your caramel.
If your dipping chocolate has hardened, re-melt by putting it back into the microwave again. Re-melt as needed while using.
After caramels have been placed, spoon about another 1/2 Tablespoon of melted chocolate on top of each section until the caramel has been covered and the top is flat.
Put into refrigerator for about 2-3 minutes to set.
After the chocolate has set, gently twist the ice cube tray as you would if there were ice cubes in there and gently pop out each candy. If the bottoms of your candy are a little jagged, take a thin paring knife and shave off any bumps.
And there you have it! My candies turned out great and my towels are beautifully clean! Definitely a win-win!
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Now you are more than likely going to have some caramel left over so here are two recipes that can help you use it up.
Take a look at these!
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Faith L. says
My Christmas DIY Pinterest board is adding up!!! I want to do a pallet wood Christmas tree this weekend.
shelly peterson says
We love pumpkin desserts. I have been wanting to make some pumpkin recipes with the kids but haven’t gotten to it yet.
Will G says
I’ve been wanting to stain our exterior, but haven’t done it yet.
I’ve always wanted to go swimming with sharks. Ever since I was a little girl.
I will definitely try these
Lyz S says
I have a binder that’s supposed to become a recipe book, but now its just full of loose clippings and papers with a few recipe pages.
Jayedee Dewitt says
I Keep wanting to try constructing one of those cute little fairy or bird houses! It hasn’t happened yet, but i keep right on pinning! lol
Cathy Philipps says
I want to get my flower garden in better shape but it is such a big project I keep putting it off!
chris hoey says
I want a new bathroom winit
My mother and I are going to decorate the guest room.
I want to make a gingerbread house
Velder S dixon says
Make halloween candy craft bags for the kids
Cami Valenzuela says
I would love to try one of the pallet projects. Or making my my own wooden holiday sign.
Stefanie G says
I would love to redecorate my bedroom. It’s never been decorated before, the walls are white, nothing special about it at all and I’d love to change that
Ann Sheehan says
Ooo a pallet project. And I’ll share with my son in law as he has leftover wood at work he can use
Maribel F says
My wedding table centerpieces for next year fingers crossed!
Soha Molina says
I’d like to decorate for Halloween.
Vunda V says
i’ve been wanting to work on my my needle felting projects more but don’t have enough time!
Whitney Davison says
I’ve been wanting to start making my own wax melts and candles. I will soon ! 🙂
Annmarie W. says
I want to put together a cornucopia centerpiece for Thanksgiving, but haven’t started yet. Better get crackin’!
Dee Johnson says
Painting my kitchen and living room.
I’ve been wanting to update and reorganize my master closet.
Yum! These look awesome. I pinned a peanut butter cup recipe awhile back that I never got around to making. Definitely need to do that this year!
I have to finish a baby blanket…….befor the baby gets here.
Oh wow, so many! I would love to paint my bathrooms, redo my coffee table, put photos in the huge collage frame I bought…. the list goes on and on
Denise Heydn says
Ha! Might be easier if you asked what projects I have accomplished. So many projects. So very little time. I want to build a bench for my kitchen table and build barn doors.
Holly Thomas says
I have been wanting to paint our bathrooms – we have the paint just have never got around to doing it yet.
Dandi D says
There is a desk sitting in my basement that needs stripped and refinished.
Susan Christy says
I want to replace some light fixtures.
Dawn Monroe says
I want to make keepsake photo Christmas ornaments of my grandkids. I’d also like to try photo magnets.
Jordan Kara Highland says
I would like to build and paint a birdhouse.
I wanted to make a homemade tiramisu, but have not done it yet
Julie Waldron says
I would like to finish an afghan that I started a long time ago.
Erin M says
I want to clean out my basement and turn it into a hangout for my son and his friends.
Jessica Whitehouse says
I have need to do a closet clean-out and re-arrange furniture to make room for the Christmas tree.
Anais G says
Ive been meaning to de-clutter my makeup! I have so much stuff in a box that i dont use…just sitting away,
Sherrie K. says
I bake very well but I have yet to master the art of “candymaking”. I have bookmarked several candy recipes that I would like to complete over the Thanksgiving weekend.
I’ve been wanting to sew some dog beds for my pups for a while.
doug gerard says
I need to look for a new wife…
Kim Henrichs says
I have meant to start on my jingle ball/jingle bell shadow boxes for Christmas.
Trying to do some wall art. Already have some canvas, paint, glitter, fabric, photos, and brushes. Just looking for some ideals.
I have 101 projects I want to start and 102 projects I need to finish. So why is it that we try to do it all? Lol