These Homemade Chocolate Coins are a new favorite of mine! They are seriously everything I want in a recipe when entertaining. I can’t wait for you guys to try them out for yourselves!
They might look fancy, but they are so incredibly easy and quick to make. Seriously, they took a total of ten minutes!
Speaking of their look, how beautiful are they? As you can see, I used a number of toppings (you can say I had a little too much fun). I went into the grocery store having a few toppings in mind, and walked out with way more. It was so much fun thinking of all the possibilities, and as you will see, the combinations are endless, and are all about pure inspiration and creativity! (My favorite part!)
They certainly don’t have to be expensive though, and you can stick to just a couple of toppings, if you like. You can also use anything you already have in your pantry and just buy the chocolate (10 oz makes about 40 coins!).
You can play around with the colors, flavors and textures.
My personal favorite was the orange rind with caramelized cashews and sea salt!
You can be as creative as you like with the design…
I added sprinkles to some, for some extra detail and charm.
Or you can go the healthy route, which really is possible if you use good quality dark chocolate and top it with fruit or nuts.
I used Trader Joe’s “Super Seed & Ancient Grain Blend”. It has sprouted buckwheat, sprouted millet, chia seed, golden flax seeds, red quinoa, shelled hemp seed and amaranth. Besides the boost of nutrients, it also gives a subtle crunch to each bite. I loved it!
You will certainly have fun making these!
The one rule I have for you, is to use really good quality chocolate. The better the chocolate, the more delicious they will be 🙂
Oh, and sea salt. Don’t forget that!
These Homemade Chocolate Coins are perfect for a party or get together. They are super easy, quick, beautiful, delicious, require no baking and can be budget friendly. And feel free to make these with your guests too, they are SO fun to create!
Some more topping ideas:
Sprinkle of ground cinnamon
Edible Rose Petals
- 10 oz dark, white or semi-sweet chocolate (I used Ghirardelli melting wafers)
- Toppings of your choice, I used:
- Orange Rind
- Dried cranberries
- Golden raisins
- Dried apricots, cut into pieces
- Dried Papaya, cut into pieces
- Crystalized pineapple, cut into pieces
- Dried mango, cut into pieces
- Dried blueberries
- Kumquats, sliced
- Pistachio nuts, peeled and chopped
- Almonds, chopped
- Raw cashews, chopped
- Caramelized cashews, chopped
- Sliced almonds
- Sesame seeds
- Sea salt
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Place your toppings of choice into small bowls for easy access. Set aside.
- Over a double boiler, stir the chocolate until melted. Once the chocolate has melted, carefully drop tablespoons of the chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet, 2 inches apart, forming circles.
- Make only a few at a time, and then decorate. This will ensure that the chocolate doesn't harden before you are ready to decorate them.
- Allow the chocolates to harden completely at room temperature before attempting to remove them from the parchment paper, about 30 min.
When making them, place each chocolate about 2 inches apart from each other. This way, the toppings from one won't get on the ones next to it.