Valentines’s Day is right around the corner and I’m going to say what I say every year…
This is not just a day about relationships and a total bust for those singles out there! It’s a day of love, whether single, taken, married, searching… or whatever you may be labeling yourself. Who cares if you don’t have a BF to give these chocolates to. Do you love your roommate? Best friend? Neighbor? Mom? Dad? Daughter? Son? Give them these chocolates! The idea is the same, right? You love them and appreciate them and would like to show that through a gift…
That’s Valentine’s Day… showing appreciation to the people you love, whether your significant other, or not. Period.
These Strawberry Balsamic Chocolates are to die for! The dark chocolate ganache filling paired with the flavors of strawberry and balsamic is mouth watering! You may think, gross, why would I put balsamic vinegar in my ganache?… but don’t beat it until you try it! It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.
First off, check out my tutorial on chocolate making and tempering! –>HOW TO: Temper and Make Chocolate Instead of filling the chocolate forms with the peppermint ganache I used in the tutorial, check out my Strawberry Balsamic Dark Chocolate Ganache at the bottom of this post!
- 200 g dark chocolate, chopped
- 125 g cream
- 20 g butter
- 40 g strawberry jam
- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- Bring the cream and butter to a boil over the stove.
- Pour over top the chopped chocolate.
- Stir to form a smooth ganache.
- Add the strawberry jam and balsamic vinegar to taste.