The Great Pumpkin

IMG_1842.JPG I found this mold on Amazon after first seeing it at Fancy Flours. I love Fancy Flours, but already had an Amazon order going, so just added it in.
In anticipation of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, I knew I would be in need of party favors and collateral.

So I decided to do a trial run with some ends of chocolate I had from other projects.

Melted them in a glass bowl in microwave on 60 second increments until liquid.


Then I rough chopped some dried cranberries and apricots along with regular and golden raisins.

I filled the mold with the chocolate and dropped it on counter to get rid of air bubbles. Then I added the fruit, spreading it across the back of the candy, but not pushing it in too far, and the adding a little more chocolate to the back.

The directions call for 10 minutes in the fridge, but that was a little too soon. Give it a good 90 minutes, and when you remove from fridge and give the mold a little flex, it will pop right out!
p.s.You could use colored candy melts first and then add chocolate, but I like the glossiness of the chocolate.

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