1/2 kilogram (1 pound)) chocolate (I use Guittard chocolate, semisweet)
50 grams (1 3/4 oz.) cocoa butter* (see note below)
1 tablespoon of brandy
1/2 kilo (1 pound) chopped pecans
In a double boiler, mix the chocolate and the cocoa butter. When melted, add brandy and chopped pecans. Mix well.
With a teaspoon (depending on the size yu want the chocolates), take a little bit of the mixture and place on waxed paper to dry. When dry, put each chocolate in a little petit four cup, or paper or foil candy cup.
Chocolates may be arranged in boxes for gifts, or placed on an attractive tray to serve guests.
Makes 180 chocolates.
*Note from Diana's Desserts
Cocoa butter may be purchased online at http://www.happycookers.com, or at specialty food and baking stores.
Source: Andrea López
Submitted By: Andrea López
Date: October 2, 2003