Friday, December 14, 2012


These little treats are super easy to make and super good to eat. All I did was dipped glazed donut holes in melted white chocolate confection and let them cool in the frig.
Drizzle a very small amount of melted white coatings on the top and sprinkle with course sugar. Add these to your holiday cookie tray or fill a holiday bag with Snowballs for a tasty gift.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Peppermint Popcorn


Peppermint Popcorn
This year Peppermint Popcorn has been all the rage. Everywhere I go people are asking for the recipe. I wanted to share it with you too, so I bought what I needed and by mistake bought Kettle Corn and not regular popcorn. I went ahead and made it with the Kettle Corn and it came out great. My daughter said it was the best batch yet. This is her favorite, so I consider her an expert. I packaged it in a clear cello bag and placed it in a gold window box. Try simply adding a holiday ribbon to the bag and that is all you really need to do. Enjoy!

Just three ingredients
You will need; 4.5 ounce bag of Kettle Corn, 3 ounces of white chocolate coatings melted and 1/4 cup of peppermint crunch or crushed candy cane.
Add the peppermint crunch to the melted white coatings 
and mix together. Then pour the chocolaty mixture onto the popcorn and gently mix with a rubber spatula. Spread evenly over a cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Refrigerate about 10 minutes. Mix up the popcorn with your hands and package in cello bags with a pretty bow. Keep in an airtight container. I do not recommend keeping any chocolate product in the refrigerator.
This recipe and many others are in my book Chocolates by Imagination Fall and Winter. For more information go to,


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Snowflake Chocolate Suckers

Here in sunny So. Cal we are hard pressed to find anything that resembles a snowflake. The closest I can get are these chocolaty snowflakes. I made one with white confection that is dyed blue and the other is milk confection.
They make great party favors if you are doing a 'winter' theme.
If you are interested in the recipe let me know and I'll post it.
Enjoy, Sonia

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pilgrim Chocolate Sucker Recipe

These Pilgrim suckers make great table favors.  Put a personalised label on the back with something you are grateful for. I like to package them in a cello bag and use colorful fall ribbon to tie them closed.
The recipe below is from the Autumn chapter of my book Chocolates By Imagination Fall and Winter. Enjoy!

2 cups white coatings      1 girl pilgrim mold

    2 cups milk coatings   1 boy pilgrim mold

¼ cup dark coatings       12 six inch paper sticks
12 three inch cello bags

and holiday ribbon
Melt the white and milk coatings together in a large microwave safe bowl as on page 20. Stir well. You should have a tan color of coatings. Using a spoon, fill the pilgrim favors with the tan coatings, being careful not to overfill. Tap the mold on the counter to remove air bubbles and level the coatings. Place a six inch paper stick into each favor making sure the stick is at least two inches into the coatings. Roll the stick with your finger so the top portion is covered with coatings. Refrigerate 15 to 20 minutes or until the pilgrims release easily from mold. Repeat until you have the desired number of favors.
Melt the dark coatings in a small microwave safe bowl on 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until melted. Using a medium skewer apply the dark coatings for the eyes. Let dry completely. Package with a cello bag and holiday ribbon.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Chocolaty Cornucopia

Chocolaty Cornucopia
Ten more days until Thanksgiving, Wow!
They say the older you get the faster time goes..
I love this three dimensional chocolaty Cornucopia. I like to fill it with chocolate molded pumpkins and corn. It makes a wonderful gift and works great as a table decoration on
your Thanksgiving table.
Enjoy, Sonia

This recipe and many others like it are in my book Chocolates by Imagination Fall and Winter. For more information go to,

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Fall Leaf Favors of White Chocolate

White Chocolate Fall Leafs
I have a small reunion party coming up next week and I am going to make these yummy Fall Leafs for the party favors. They look great in a cello bag tied with raffia. One at each place setting will really decorate the table.  The Fall Leafs are also a wonderful Thanksgiving Day party favor. Try displaying them in a clay pot and using it as a center piece. When your party is over have each guest pick one.   
 This recipe and many others like it are in my book Chocolates by Imagination Fall and Winter.
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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Chocolate Pumpkin Box

 I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween.   I have several Fall chocolates I want to share this year. This chocolate Pumpkin Box makes a great fall gift. I filled it with a Dipped Cookie and some candy corn.  The mold for this box is very good and causes this box to be simple to make.

This recipe and many others are in my book Chocolates by Imagination Fall and Winter. For more information go to,


Monday, October 29, 2012

Skulls of Chocolaty Candy

This recipe is supper easy and only requires two ingredients. I stayed with the traditional orange and black ribbons but purple and lime green ribbons are very popular this year too.
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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Fun Chocolates for Halloween

Chocolate Jack-O-Lantern
Halloween can be a blast in confection. I wanted to share these fun treats made with Merkins chocolate coatings.

The Jack-o-lantern is filled with milk chocolate coating spiders, dark chocolate coating witch hats and white chocolate coating ghosts.


These super cute white ghosts are two inches wide and can be filled with a gooey center. They look great at each place setting.
The green witch hands are my favorite. I used white chocolate coatings, added a little green dye and of course red and black chocolate coatings for nail polish.

White chocolate Ghost
Green chocolate witch hands

Have a wonderful and safe Halloween!
All my best, Sonia
All these recipes are in my book
Chocolates By Imagination Fall and Winter

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Chocolate Story Books


Chocolate Books for a story book birthday party. I used eatable pins to enhance these party favors.  Love to know how you like them...Sonia

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Kids Edition

Chocolates By Imagination Kids Edition
My new book is almost ready. One more proofing and it is finished.
I expect it to be on sale by October 1st, 2012 in time for the holidays. One hundred and twenty pages of culinary crafts for kids. All made with chocolate coatings. As you can see by the cover it is a really fun book.

Monday, July 30, 2012

 So many parties this time of year and cupcakes are super popular. These mini cupcakes are made easy and delicious with mini peanut butter cups.   Find this recipe and many others in Chocolates By Imagination Spring and Summer at 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

This Strawberry Topiary holds over 50 strawberries. I found a fun ceramic pot, put Styrofoam inside and used toothpicks to anchor a 15 inch Styrofoam cone on top. Next is the fun part, start at the bottom and cover the cone with clean orange or lemon leafs. Push a toothpick 2/3 inch into the strawberry, start at the bottom again, then push the remaining toothpick into the Styrofoam cone. These are a hit at any event. You may want to dip a few strawberries in chocolate too.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Milk Chocolate Lighthouse

This three dimensional Lighthouse is made with milk chocolate coatings. I made sand with cinnamon and sugar and added a few real seashells with a fisherman's net. It makes a great eatable center piece.
This recipe and many others are in my book Chocolates By Imagination Spring and Summer. click here for ordering information. Or go to

Monday, April 23, 2012

White Chocolate Roses

Mother's Day is May 13th. Twenty days from now...Yikes!  Here are some simple yet elegant roses made with white chocolate coatings that have been colored with oil based dye.
As you can see in this picture you can use a variety of colors. Pick Mom's favorite and make her a dozen.
Simply melt the white chocolate coatings on  low heat in the microwave, add a small amount of dye and pour into the mold.
Try placing the roses in a cello bag and decorate them with a beautiful ribbon.
I like to display them in a clay pot.

This recipe and many others are avalible in my cookbook 'Spring and Summer'

Festival of Books

Went to the Festival of Books on Saturday. Fantastic Venue. Over took the entire USC campus. Met some wonder people, received complimentary books signed from the Authors. Had a great day. Thanks Jodi for joining me.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Marshmallow Bunny

White Mellow Bunny

This adorable little bunny is made with white chocolate coatings and marshmallows. Perfect for Easter baskets. Simply paint and mold his feet and face. Dip half of a marshmallow in the white coatings and glue together with the coatings.
The recipe for these Bunnies and other Easter chocolates may be found in my book Chocolates By Imagination
Spring and Summer. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

One more Strawberry picture. With Easter and Mother's Day coming up, remember by adding a few drops of oil base food coloring to your white chocolate coatings you can make fun and beautiful dipped fruit.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A few little touches

Simple and fun to make. These Sunflower lollies are 5" in diameter and with a royal icing lady bug, bumble bee, or butterfly they move up to super cute. I made the Sunflowers with yellow compound coatings and used the coatings to glue a bug onto them. Place them in a clay flower pot for a wonderful display. The recipe for these Sunflowers and other Spring chocolates can be found in my book Chocolates By Imagination Spring and Summer.

While we wait for Spring.

This is the time of year I start making flowers and butterflies to put around my shop. Even thought the weather outside seems cold and grey, inside I can have Spring with chocolates. These butterflies are made with white compound coatings. I dye the coatings for the colorful wings and used dark coatings for the body and antennas.  The recipe for these butterflies and other Spring chocolates can be found in my book Chocolates By Imagination  Spring and Summer.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

White Chocolate Valentine's Box

White Chocolate flavored Cherub Box

I have many Chocolate Boxes to share with you before Valentine's Day. This is a completely eatable White Chocolate flavored Box filled with Petite Mints. It looks great in a clear cello bag with a Valentine ribbon. It is very simple to make. Melt the white chocolate flavored compound coatings, pour it into the mold and cool in the frig for 25 minutes. Fill it with mints or your favorite candies and package with a ribbon. That's it! You made your own Valentine's gift.
This recipe is my book Chocolates By Imagination Spring and Summer.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Chocolate Open Roses

Red and Pink Chocolate Open Roses
One of my favorites because it is simple yet elegant. (Thank you Teresa from WC, Ca.).
Simply melt pink or red chocolate flavored compound coatings. Pour into the mold. Cool for 15 minutes and decorate with a lovely ribbon. These can easily be made in large quantity's and may different colors.

This recipe and others like it are in my book Chocoloates By Imagination Spring and Summer.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe

Dipping Strawberries
I did some research online to see how others were doing their chocolate covered strawberries and I noticed a few things. Many people are using chocolate from the supermarket. I recommend if you want the professional look, use a high grade compound coating. You can find them in cake and candy making stores that sell supplies or on my website. Not the ones sold at craft stores. The compound coatings will melt  much better and will have a high gloss when cooled. Buy two different flavors. One for dipping and one for decorating. In this recipe I will be dipping with Milk coating and drizzling with White coatings. I think one of the reasons dipped strawberries are so special, aside from they taste wonderful, is they are very perishable. I do not recommend storing them in the frig, they turn to mush. I make them one hour before I will be using them, on longer.

Here are the 8 steps for perfect Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

1. Buy fresh strawberries. They should be firm and bright red.
2. Rinse the strawberries and pat completely dry with a paper towel.
3. Melt the chocolate coatings in the microwave on 50% power until creamy.
Easy so far.....
4. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
5. Holding the strawberry by the leafs, dip the strawberry into the milk chocolate coatings, let some of the chocolate coatings drip back into the bowl. Set on the cookie sheet and repeat until you have the desired amount.
6. Cool in the frig 15 minutes.
7. Dip a fork into the melted white chocolate coatings and using a back and fourth motion drizzle the white chocolate coatings onto the dipped strawberries.
8. I like to set them in a paper cup and serve on a pretty plate.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
This recipe is my book Chocolates By Imagination Spring and Summer.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are so popular at Valentine's Day. I always had a lot of customers calling my store for them. Problem is, they need to be dipped and decorated within a hour or so before you need them. Over the next three weeks I will be posting tips for making Chocolate Cover Strawberries at home like the professionals do. Just in time for Valentine's Day.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chocolate Recipes, Easy Recipes

Peanut Clusters
I have so many great ideas for Valentine's Day Chocolates I want to get started now. The photo shows a plate filled with milk chocolate peanut clusters. You could use dark chocolate or white chocolate also. You may also want to try different types of nuts.
Simply melt your chocolate flavored buttons in the microwave and stir in your favorite nuts. Scoop into paper cups and cool in the frig for 15 minutes.
Try putting them in a pretty Valentine's Day bag with a red ribbon and now you have a delicious home made gift.
You can find this recipe in detail in my book Spring and Summer. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Judy Nelson

Many thanks to Judy Nelson of Mrs. Nelson's Toy and Book Shop for writing a lovely review on my book Spring and Summer.
I very much appreciate it.

go to  for more info on her amazing Book Shop.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my Brothers and Sisters in chocolate.
I am looking forward to a year filled with new and fun ideas with chocolates.
Enjoy, Sonia