28 Jan January 28, 2012

Raspberry Chocolate Truffles

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The CLASSIC TRUFFLE is a favorite confection of anyone who loves chocolate.  Adding fresh fruits, chopped nutmeats and/or exotic flavorings extends your truffle variety and allows you to invent your very own flavor combinations. If you have a favorite ganache recipe  or have made Gourmet Candy Maker’s Classic Ganache, here are some variaions that will […]

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19 Jan January 19, 2012

Decorating with Chocolate VIDEOS 1 and 2

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Advanced and OH SO inspiring techniques in decorating with chocolate. Presented by Grand-Place Chocolates in Vietnam. Enjoy both segments. Gourmet Candy Maker will discuss equipment/tools you need, optimal kitchen conditions, work surface and tempering premium Chocolate in a companion video.  

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CRANBERRY BARK is an all-time favorite during the holidays. Combining the seasonal ingredient of Cranberries into a chocolate lovers staple CHOCOLATE BARK makes for a delicious addition to your holiday assortments and a wonderful treat on any dessert table. Add roasted almonds to the mix and you have a treat that is at the top […]

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16 Dec December 16, 2011

Black Forest Truffles

Black Forest Truffles Originating from the CHOCOLATE COOKBOOK: “Chocolate and Confections From Home” this recipe is absolutely delicious. A departure from the purest Ganache recipe of heavy cream and premium chocolate. We highly recommend using PREMIUM chocolate vs Compound coating…  The flavor is unparalleled and certainly worth the cost and prep time.  Another Gourment Candy Maker suggestion: Use PREMIUM, Tempererd chocolate for coating/dipping […]

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Compound coating or compound chocolate is a popular, easy to use substitute for REAL chocolate. It is a sweet candy, comes in many colors, very affordable and does NOT require the process called tempering. To fully explain just exactly what compound coating is, the following article  posted on Sephra Gourmet Journal in 2009 explains compound chocolate or compound coating in great […]

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23 Jul July 23, 2011


Truffles are one of the simplest and richest confections you can make. Chocolate blended with heavy cream coated in more delicious chocolate, how could you ever go wrong? The answer is… you can’t! You can only make it better! Enhance this CLASSIC TRUFFLE recipe with flavorings, fruits, nuts, liquors  etc.  Let your taste buds and imagination guide […]

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Review of best chocolates for candy making. Learn how to select the right chocolate for your recipe.

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29 Jan January 29, 2010

Share your Family Tradition

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Whether it’s a long standing recipe for P-Nut brittle that you make just once a year, or the annual holiday shopping weekend in the city,  we look forward to those special events year after year. We pass them down to our Children and Grand Children and each year they become more precious. Please share your family […]

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05 Jan January 05, 2010

Chocolate Q&A

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Have a questions? OR something great to share? Comment below and we will make sure to respond right away! P.S. Comments will be reviewed for content and responded to within 24 hours. Questions and comment we find appropriate to our audience will be reposted HERE!  

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The art of Gourmet Candy Making is all about using premium ingredients and a learning a few basic techniques. Once mastered you will be able to make the most delicious and beautiful confections and candy treats imaginable. People often think of candy making as difficult, hard to do and that working with REAL chocolate is […]

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