Create your own special box of chocolates with this old fashioned fondant filled chocolates recipe. With an easy no cook fondant recipe, it can be flavored into a colorful variety. Almond, mint, vanilla, cherry, and orange are just a few of the options. Form into balls or whatever shapes you’d like and dip in chocolate for an extra special treat for gifting. It’s a Christmas and holiday tradition at our house!
This special Christmas recipe is an old one from the recipe box of my Mother-in-Law. My husband recalls how making them was a family event. His Mom, Dad, and all 4 kids would work away forming the centers for the chocolates.
Then, once they were frozen, they’d all help dip them in chocolate.
We decided to carry on the tradition with our boys, too.
It’s such a fun thing to do ~ together!
This recipe would be a time consuming task if all done by one person. But, with everyone working together it goes quite quickly.
These can be made well in advance and frozen tightly in plastic containers.
HERE ARE SOME ADDITIONAL FREEZE AHEAD FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS RECIPES: Swedish Tea Ring, Rolled Sugar Cookies, Overnight Buns, Old Fashioned Steam Pudding & Sauce,
How to Make Dipped Christmas Chocolates
- Mixing bowl
- Sturdy Mixing Spoon
- Double Boiler
- Powdered (icing) sugar
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Corn Syrup
- **3 Jersey Milk Chocolate Bars
- **1/2 stick paraffin wax
**Edit – Making dipping chocolate with chocolate bars and paraffin wax was the way we used to make dipping chocolate years ago, but I think paraffin wax for this is frowned on now. Just use your favorite melting chocolate method instead!
In a large bowl, combine 9 cups icing sugar, 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 1 cup butter, and 2 Tblsp. corn syrup.
The mixture will be very sticky at first.
Keep mixing with your hands until it becomes soft ball stage.
Divide into portions. Color and flavour each portion differently. (We made pink almond, tan rum, white vanilla, and green mint.)
Form into shapes (we do a different shape for each flavour) and place on a wax paper lined baking sheet.
(Pictured above are vanilla balls and mint patties)
Freeze for about an hour.
Once frozen, Dip into a melted mixture (in double boiler) of: 3 Jersey Milk Chocolate bars, 1 pkg. unsweetened chocolate squares, and 1/2 stick paraffin wax.
You can even drizzle a little chocolate over the tops, too.
But, oh, so yummy!
- Arrange an assortment of these chocolates in a simple box, tie with a bow, and give as a special gift.
- Layer them in Christmas tins between layers of parchment paper, and create your own printable “guide” of flavors and shapes ~ just like the pros do! Add a pretty tag on the top and you have a perfect gift for teachers, neighbors, and bus drivers.
- Place a few in small paper boxes, tie a name on, and use as place cards for a pretty table setting.
Other homemade candy recipes:
- These soft & buttery homemade caramels would be perfect as a special gift!
- This never fail fudge recipe is a family favorite for every Christmas.
- If you’re in a hurry, this 5 minute fudge with sweetened condensed milk can be made in the microwave.