**QUICK NOTE - DO NOT PUT WATER IN WITH CHOCOLATE when melting! I added some cause I thought it would be easier to fill the molds but figured this out with a batch too late, and the batch wouldn't harden! I found out later that water actually ruins the good tasting dark chocolate, so no water!
As the chocolate continues to melt, I used a spoon and just mixed it up alittle. Then I took caramels, preztals and marshmellows and started my dipping! I dipped and also used a chocolate mold that I got from Michaels. Its very cute and makes little present looking chocolate pieces on the top of the preztal sticks! It does take some time for the chocolate to harden, about an hour in the fridge, or like the first night I made them, it took all night for them to harden when left out!
** Another note (although this one isn't as serious as above) buy baking sheets to put the chocolate on so it can dry, then when you pull off the candy, the whole piece comes off the sheet and looks pretty! I used our non stick pan and, well some of the chocolate is still on the pan! but live and learn right?
Aside from the ones Martin stole as he conveniently walked by to get a drink of water, I made quite a bit of chocolates for gifts. I have little clear baggies (from Michaels) that I put them in for people at work, everyone gets 2 chocolate preztals, 2 marshmellows, and 2 caramels, 1 tin of chocolates for my dad, and another container for my sister. Now I just have to make some more for the inlaws, Martin (cause I feel bad I had to slap him on the wrist), Gram, 2 aunts, a nice neighbor at the lakehouse, and 2 friends...jeez thats like 8 more batches!! Well I know what I'm doing this weekend:)