Happy Valentine's Day!

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These Valentine Quick Pops are a perfect dessert! Make them together for a romantically fun kitchen project. Happy Valentine’s Day from Zoku!

Makes 6 Pops

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE FUDGE BASE
1 cup (8 oz) water
2 oz semisweet chocolate
¼ cup Nutella*
pinch of salt
⅓ cup (2 ½ oz) 2% milk

FOR THE QUICK SHELL 
⅔ cup (4 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
⅓ cup (2 ½ oz) refined coconut oil 

FOR THE GARNISH
¼ cup toasted hazelnuts, finely chopped 

MAKE THE FUDGE BASE
In a medium saucepan over low heat, whisk together the water, chocolate, Nutella,* and salt until the chocolate has completely melted (do not boil) and chocolate granules have dissolved, about 5 minutes (test by dipping a clean spoon into the mixture; if you don’t see many chocolate specks, it’s ready to come off the heat). Let cool slightly (about 10 minutes). Whisk in milk. Refrigerate until cool.

MAKE THE CHOCOLATE QUICK SHELL
In a double boiler over barely simmering water, whisk together the chocolate and coconut oil until the chocolate has completely melted. Remove from heat and let cool completely before applying to pops. Yields 
¾ cup of Quick Shell.

ASSEMBLE THE POPS
Remove Zoku Quick Pop Maker from the freezer. Insert sticks and pour the cooled Fudge Base into each cavity until you reach the fill line. Let freeze** completely and remove the pops with the Super Tool.
Pour the Quick Shell into the Zoku Chocolate Station and dip your Quick Pops into the cavity to evenly coat your Quick Pops in Quick Shell. Fill chopped hazelnuts into the Sprinkle Tray and then dip the Quick Pop into the tray. Repeat with remaining pops.

*Nutella is a registered trademark of Ferrero.
** Due to the use of Nutella in this recipe, you may notice a longer freezing time. 

Tagged with: chocolate, Pops, Recipes

Posted on: February 13, 2012