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Chocolate Covered Firecrackers!

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Just in time for the 4th of July, Chocolate Covered Firecrackers! Serrano Chili Peppers skinned, cut to the size of fire crackers, filled with a dark chocolate ganache, then dipped in chocolate! these beauties can be served firecracker style, or on long bamboo skewers "Bottle Rocket Style". Pop'em in your mouth as a sweet and spicy snack, or serve them on your favorite ice cream to give it a little heat. Enjoy!
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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Serrano Chilis 
Cocktail Toothpicks or bamboo skewers (I dyed them red with a little food coloring)

Ganache filling
8 ounces of dark chocolate (chips or broken up)
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 tablespoon black coffee

Chocolate coating
16 ounces milk chocolate
2 tablespoon of shortening

Step 2: Make the Ganache

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Making chocolate ganache is very simple. 

Place your dark chocolate in a mixing bowl and set aside.

Bring the heavy cream to a boil, stirring constantly. 

As soon as the cream boils, remove from heat and pour over the chocolate pieces. Give it a few minutes to melt the chocolate, then wisk together until smooth. This is the point where you can be creative with your ganache by adding some additional flavors, a little vanilla,  mint, orange, some liqueur if you'd like.... This time I am adding a little cinnamon to bring in a little south of the boarder flare, and some dark coffee to just make the flavors pop. Mix everything together until smooth, then let it cool. It will need to cool to room temperature before we can use it, so we can move to the preparing the peppers.
bajablue3 years ago
Congratulations!!!!
yeah this was a really unique idea...you make em mims and I will try...lol...
jimopertrat3 years ago
voted 5*
l8nite3 years ago
BRILLLIANT !
bradmumpower (author)  l8nite3 years ago
Thank you!
awesome!
bradmumpower (author)  iminthebathroom3 years ago
Thanks!
redlizard53 years ago
so wheres the fuse?
bradmumpower (author)  redlizard53 years ago
The toothpick is the fuse, the red cellophane is the flame. :)
trewq73 years ago
simply super
bradmumpower (author)  trewq73 years ago
Thanks!
canida3 years ago
These look awesome!
bradmumpower (author)  canida3 years ago
Thank you very much!