Introduction: Chocolate Legos
Chocolate covered fruit is great, but so is pure chocolate!
No matter if it is for the pure fun of it or a valentines gift (it is chocolate after all) for a friend. Legos are endless fun and now they are EDIBLE.
Step 1: Materials
1. Any type of chocolate you like! Just avoid anything with nuts or with little peppermint bits that won't melt. It will mess with the consistency and with the end results
2. For chocolate Legos you will need some Lego molds. Personally, I ordered mine on amazon but it shouldn't be to hard to find in a local store. (The shape of the mold is also entirely up to you. If legos aren't your favorite there are plenty of other different mold shapes out there.)
3. A double boiler or one two pots, if you don't have a double boiler.
Step 2: Melting the Chocolate
Now this might look weird, but this is a frugal person's double boiler and most importantly it works!
First, fill the bottom pot with a relatively thin layer of water. The height doesn't matter as long as the bottom of the pot on top does not touch the water (don't put the top pot on just yet). It is important that the water doesn't boil, burning the chocolate isn't good.
As soon as you can start seeing wisps of steam coming from the water, now is the time to put the top pot on and start melting the chocolate. This might take a while but be patient and don't turn up the heat.
[Now depending on how many different types of chocolate you want to mix you will have to do this step multiple times]
Once most of the chocolate is melted, turn off the heat in order to prevent the water from getting to hot.
Now that it is completely consistent, it's time to take it off the stove.
Step 3: Filling the Molds
* An important thing to remember is that chocolate will harden relatively fast, so these next steps should be done quickly
There are different methods for getting the chocolate into the molds, personally, I used a spoon to scoop it in. Don't worry if a little bit gets on the sides it is easy to scrape off.
Now, if you want to go for a multi layer chocolate Lego, then just repeat the previous steps and pour the white (this is the 2nd chocolate I picked) on top of the Andes chocolate. Just be sure to leave room to layer the two chocolates. You don't want to over fill the mold or else the chocolates will not be uniform.
The challenging part of this is filling all the indents before it starts to harden. I promise this step is worth taking. While the chocolate is still melted place the blue one on top of the red one. What this does is creating indent on the bottom of the red mold's chocolate Legos. This will make it possible to assemble the chocolate Legos.
After your done, just put it in the refrigerator for an hour at most.
After letting the chocolate harden, it is time to see the result.
Because the mold is bendable, pull at the sides to loosen the chocolate from the mold. Then just pop it out of the mold. If there is anything you don't like about the shape, all you need to do is trim it using a sharp knife.
Then, it is up to you what you want to do with your own chocolate Legos.
Hope you enjoy!
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