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How to Make Homemade Chocolates in the Instant Pot

Dark chocolates in a white bowl

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Completely customizable chocolates made with ease in the Instant Pot

Ingredients

Fillings

Other filling options: macadamia nuts, pecans, peanuts, almonds, raisins, almond butter, shredded coconut, etc  

Instructions

  1. Add a small pinch of kosher salt to each cavity, followed by a pinch of cacao nibs.
  2. Break 1 square of chocolate into 4 pieces and squeeze it into one cavity.  Repeat with the rest of the chocolate squares.
  3. Add 1 cup of water to the pressure cooker pot and place a short trivet inside.  Top with two of the silicone trays.
  4. Place a taller trivet over the trays and top with the remaining two trays.
  5. Note: If you don’t have trivets that will work for this, just cook two trays at a time.
  6. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position.  Cook at high pressure for 2 minutes.
  7. When cooking is complete, use a quick release.
  8. Before taking the trays out of the pot, use a paper towel to dab away any water that has collected on the trays so it doesn’t run into the chocolate (a little condensation may have gotten into the chocolates, that’s fine).
  9. Place trays on a cooling rack.
  10. To one tray, immediately add a pinch of millet to the top of the chocolate.  Shake them gently to help the millet just barely settle into the chocolate.
  11. To another, push a piece of date caramel into the center.
  12. To another, add a drop of peppermint extract to each chocolate.  A small pipette or small measuring spoon makes this process easier.
  13. For the final tray, get a scoop of peanut butter on a spoon.  Use a second spoon to scrape small dollops of peanut butter into the center of each chocolate.
  14. Let sit at room temperature until hard.  This can take anywhere from an hour to four hours depending on the temperature in your home.
  15. After hardened, pop out your creations and enjoy!
  16. Store chocolates in an airtight container at room temperature.  The first 3 or 4 days have the best “melt in your mouth” feel.

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