Inspired by a childhood favourite chocolate, these Homemade Chocolate Freckles are so easy to make and absolutely delicious to eat! They make a great gift or a fun activity in the kitchen with the kids!
Measure and cut two pieces of non-stick baking paper to fit on two baking trays.On a chopping board or your kitchen bench, use a pencil to mark a circle of roughly 4 cm (1.5 ″) diameter on the baking paper. You can use a cookie cutter or a drinking glass to do this.This recipe makes approximately 22 freckles, so you'll need 22 circles.
Then, turn the baking paper over to the other side so the chocolate does not touch the pencil mark and lay each piece onto a baking tray.
Put some sprinkles in a small bowl and set them aside.
Chop the chocolate into even-sized pieces and place it into the top of a double boiler or heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water, making sure that the bowl doesn’t touch the water and steam does not get into the chocolate.
Stir occasionally with a metal spoon or spatula until the chocolate has almost melted. Remove it from the heat; the residual heat will melt the remaining chocolate.
Give the chocolate a stir and then spoon approximately one teaspoon of chocolate onto the circles which are marked on the baking paper. Spread carefully with a knife or a small offset spatula.Continue until you have covered the baking sheet.
Top the chocolate generously with sprinkles - I used approximately ½ teaspoon per chocolate.
Set the baking tray aside for the chocolate to set. It may take up to 2 hours. If it is a hot day, place the tray in the refrigerator. Continue with another prepared baking tray and repeat spooning out the chocolate and topping with sprinkles.
When the chocolate has set, carefully remove the Chocolate Freckles. Store in an airtight container in a cool place. If necessary, store the container in the refrigerator.
Use a good-quality chocolate. Choose one that you enjoy eating – it will make all the difference. If you prefer dark or white chocolate, you could also use this.
I use multi-coloured sprinkles (100s and 1000s). You can use any sprinkles of your choice.
If you want gluten-free or vegan Freckles, you will need to check the ingredients list of the sprinkles and the chocolate. I have found that it is also helpful to check the website of the manufacturer. You will often find more information there. Dark chocolate with a high cacao percentage is most likely to be vegan.
Please note, the nutritional information is based on one Chocolate Freckle. The nutritional information is an estimate only.