Friday, February 5, 2016

Game Day Party Coming Up? Make this Chocolate Football on the Cheap!


A chocolate mould can really be made out of anything. And so, when I saw a gimmicky Superbowl plastic football filled with KitKat bars at the grocery store last week, I knew just what to do.

This KitKat container made the perfect football chocolate mould!
If you want to make a chocolate from any mould, wash and dry the plastic mould very well (it must be dry!). Place a large piece of waxed paper on your counter. Then simply melt and temper your chocolate.  I melted about 500 grams of chocolate for this football, but had some left over at the end.

Pour the liquid tempered chocolate into the mould, spread the chocolate all around and up the sides, then flip the mold over upside down over the waxed paper, letting all the excess drip out.  Flip it back over, clean the top edges off by scraping with an offset spatula, and then flip it back over onto a clean piece of waxed paper to rest for 3 or 4 minutes.


This chocolate is made with CacaoBarry 38% organic chocolate
- so to me, that's a guilt-free treat for my family during superbowl!
Once it has set a bit, pick up the mould and scrape the top outside edges clean, ensuring the football will have clean edges. If the hollow figure (football) looks too thin and fragile, do this process one more time. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes, until the football can come out of the mould easily. Voila!

Place the football in the center of a dessert platter and surround it in total game day-style treats, like the Maple-Bacon Sponge Toffee drizzled in milk chocolate (shown on the platter in the picture above).  Simply make this maple sponge toffee recipe and replace the maple syrup with a bacon-flavoured maple syrup (President's Choice just launched one recently in the Canadian market).  If you can't find a bacon-flavoured maple syrup, finely chop cooked bacon and sprinkle it into the sponge toffee just before you pour it into your pan, then drizzle with melted chocolate.

Alternately, surround your chocolate football with candied bacon or chocolate-bacon bark. Find the recipes here.


4 comments:

  1. Chocolate Football! Looks way too cute. My son wants a sports themed party on his upcoming birthday. This idea would be great for the party. Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful idea here. Now going to book one of lofty spaces soon.

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  2. What a great idea Lisabeth.. Thanks for sharing this creative thought. I am definitely going to try it out,for that I need to buy kitkat chocolate first.I am sure my little brother will love this.

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