A perfect chocolaty gift for the Scrabblephile in your life. The milk chocolate tiles with dark chocolate letters can be used to spell out names, birthday or anniversary wishes, or even something mushy like I Love You. And they are really easy to make too.
Step 1: Materials and Equipment:
- Milk and white chocolate for the tiles (I wanted a lighter colour for the tiles so I add some white chocolate to the milk chocolate)
- Alternatively, if you don't want to make your own tiles you can used store bought chocolate bars such as Lindt Excellence, or Ghirardelli's which are divided into nice sized squares.
- Dark chocolate for the lettering
- Parchment paper
- Ziplock bag
- Cookie sheet
- Microwavable bowl
Step 2: Melt Chocolate
- Before you start cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Break the chocolate down into smaller pieces if they aren't already
- Place a mixture of milk and white chocolate in a dry microwavable bowl (I used 3/4 cups milk and 1/4 cups white).
- Place the chocolate in the microwave and turn on for 15 seconds.
- Remove and stir with spatula.
- Repeat the 15 seconds intervals stirring in between until the chocolate is smooth and without lumps.
Step 3: Pour and Spread Chocolate
- Stir the chocolate to make sure that the milk and white chocolate are mixed together completely.
- Pour onto a parchment paper covered cookie sheet
- Spread out the chocolate evenly into a square/rectangle shape, do not spread it too thinly (it should be about 1/8-1/4 inch thick)
- Place in the refrigerator to harden
Step 4: Cut Tiles
Once the chocolate has hardened, we are ready to cut it into squares. I measured and marked 1 1/2 inch squares on the parchment paper and used the ruler to help me cut straight lines. There was some breakage but I didn't mind (I just ate the broken pieces). For 1 cup of chocolate I got roughly 12 -15 squares depending on how I spread out the melted chocolate (and how many broke). In hindsight, I should have marked out the grid first on the parchment paper and then spread the chocolate out to maximize the number of squares I could cut. Flip the chocolate tiles over so that the lettering can go on the smooth bottom side.
Step 5: Letters
- To melt the dark chocolate for the letters, simply place about a quarter cup of chocolate into a Ziplock bag
- Place the bag in the microwave and turn on for 10 second intervals, take the bag out in between and squish the chocolate around inside to mix.
- Once the chocolate is completely melted cut a small hole in the corner of the bag and begin piping the letters, refer to this link (if you don't have the game at home) for the proper font and letter values.
- I was a bit sloppy at first (I don't have good penmanship to begin with) and the small 3 and 4s were a challenge. But with a toothpick and the corner of a paper towel you can clean it up a bit before the chocolate hardens.