October 18th is a holiday most Americans are happy to celebrate: National Chocolate Day. While it’s easy to pick up some of your favorites—bark, bars, bonbons, truffles, and more, in just 20 minutes you can have a batch of homemade chocolate bars. The best part: use the add-ons of your dreams to create your signature chocolate bar. Your chocolate bar, your way.
To make individual candy bars, you’ll need a special silicone tray with wells. Here’s one from Pampered Chef.
Use it for:
Finally, gather as many add-ons as you like. Some ideas:
Thanks to Pampered Chef for this easy recipe. Prep time is 5 minutes, cook time is 15 minutes.
For a finer quality chocolate bar, use chocolate disks (a.k.a. wafers) instead of chocolate chips.
1. MICROWAVE the chocolate and oil in a 3-cup heatproof bowl for 2–3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, or until smooth.
2. PLACE an even layer of add-ins on the bottom of the bar mold wells. Pour the chocolate over the top and smooth out with a small spatula.
3. CHILL the tray in the freezer for about 15 minutes, or in the refrigerator until the candy bars are set.
*Approximately 2″ wide x 4″ long. If you want larger bars, there are many molds available online. You’ll need to adjust the ingredients accordingly.