Meyer Lemon Filled Chocolates

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Believe it or not these Meyer Lemon Filled Chocolates are super easy to make at home, and you can customize the chocolate and the filling in countless variations!

*This post is in association with Chocoley ~ a fabulous online source for everything you need to make homemade candy.  Thanks for supporting me and my brand partners, I promise to bring you only the very best.

homemade candy, Meyer Lemon, Dessert, chocolate

I was going to include the word ‘fancy’ in the title of this post, because these candies do look awfully fancy, but then I thought you’d get the entirely wrong idea about them, they’re a cinch to make!  I teamed up with my favorite diy chocolate making site, Chocoley, to share them with you.  I was amazed at how quickly I was able to create these gorgeous filled chocolates, it was as easy as melting the chocolate…the mold does all the work, and you get to take the credit…good deal!  I set aside an afternoon for the project and I was finished in no time…I actually had time to wrap the stack of presents that I’ve been tripping over all week.  I’m sorry, but cookies are so yesterday, my friends are getting chocolate for Christmas.

Molded Chocolates with a tart citrus center

Making your own filled chocolates taps into those candy fantasies that set in when we were kids…remember Gumdrop Mountain?  And just like anything else you make homemade, you can actually make better candy than you can buy, with fresher, higher quality ingredients.  AND you can do it so much more affordably.  Last Christmas I was browsing in a fancy little shop and as I was checking out, there were uber cute chocolate candies for sale on the counter.  I grabbed one and popped it in my mouth before asking how much…they were $6 A PIECE!!  Never again… now I make my own.

Lemon filled dark chocolate candies

On the Chocoley site you will find the melting chocolate, the molds, and even flavor extracts to make an endless variety of candies in your own special favorite flavors.  Me?  I dream of citrus, so I made a dark chocolate candy filled with tart Meyer lemon.  To.  Die.  For.

DIY Filled Chocolate Candy

You can choose from tons of different shaped molds, I like these small intricate shapes.  All you have to do is melt the chocolate, fill the molds about half full, and then swish the chocolate around with a small paintbrush to coat the entire surface.  That sets up in the fridge briefly, and then you can add your filling.  My filling is a very intense lemon, and it’s more liquid than a cream, so I drizzled it in and then topped it with a final coat of chocolate.  The whole thing takes just minutes to do and I was amazed at how easily the chocolate pops right out of the molds.  They have a gorgeous sheen to them, too.

filling chocolates with Meyer lemon

I wanted a very lemony filling for these, so I just mixed pure Meyer lemon juice with confectioner’s sugar for a super tangy flavor.  You could also make a lemon buttercream for a milder effect.

lemon filled chocolate candy

If you’re into this idea of making your own chocolates, why not go for the big guns ~ I’ll show you HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE FERRERO ROCHER TRUFFLES that are literally better than the originals.  And if simpler is more your style, try my GRAND MARNIER TRUFFLES ~ they don’t take any cooking skill at all!

Meyer Lemon Filled Chocolates

Yield: makes about 2 dozen chocolates

Meyer Lemon Filled Chocolates

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Chocoley Bada Bing Bada Boom Dark Gourmet Compound Chocolate
  • the juice of 1 Meyer Lemon
  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar (approximate)
  • yellow gel food coloring (optional)
    tools
  • candy molds
  • a small paintbrush (like a child's watercolor brush)

Instructions

  1. Measure out about a heaping cup of chocolate pieces and put them in a microwave safe glass measuring cup. (I like to work in batches, so repeat for more candies)
  2. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir the mixture until it is smooth and glossy. Microwave in short 10 second bursts if it is not completely melted.
  3. Fill each cavity of your chocolate mold about halfway full. Use your brush to move the chocolate around so that it coats the entire surface of the mold. Put the mold in the refrigerator to set, this will only take about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Make your filling by measuring out your sugar and adding the lemon juice to it. Stir well until you have a thick glossy mixture. Add more sugar or more lemon as needed to get a good consistency for your filling. It can be more or less lemony depending on how thin you make it.
  5. Dab or drizzle a bit of the filling into each chocolate mold. Don't put in too much or you will have trouble covering it with the final layer of chocolate.
  6. For the top layer of chocolate, you will want to completely cover the lemon filling, so I found the best way was to drizzle the chocolate on in a back and forth motion to cover the whole surface of the filling, that way the filling stays in place better.
  7. When the molds are completely filled, rap them firmly on the counter a few times to get rid of any air bubbles, and put them in the fridge for about 3o minutes, or until set.
  8. To remove the candies, just flip the mold over and tap sharply on the counter, the candies will fall right out!
http://theviewfromgreatisland.com/meyer-lemon-filled-chocolates/

notes:

  • Try filling these dark chocolates with a dab of homemade peanut or almond butter…mmmmmmmm!
  • If Meyer lemons are your jam, there are lots more opportunities to incorporate them into dessert ~ how about a Meyer Lemon Pudding Cake?  Or there’s always the classic,  Meyer Lemon Bars.  And if you’re a purist, did you know you can make Candied Meyer Lemons?

Easy and luxurious homemade filled chocolates!

I highly recommend Chocoley, it’s a virtual wonderland for do-it-yourself chocolatiers.  If you still need a last minute gift for a foodie in your life, a gift certificate to this site would be great.  Or maybe you just want to get a jump on Valentine’s Day.   I’d like one of everything :)

lemon filled cnadies

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31 Comments

  • Reply
    Lynn Foster
    November 29, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Can you tell me, how do you store these so they don’t start leaking? Do you keep them in the fridge until ready to serve? I have been making homemade chocolates for years and my favourite chocolates are lemon ones bit I have never found a good recipe. I am looking forward to trying this one.mmi have also never heard of a Meyer Lemon, are they sweeter than regular lemons? I always worry about the storing of such a thin centre. I appreciate any help you give me on this. Thank you in advance

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    December 24, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    These chocolates are just beautiful, I love the molds you chose!

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    Rosa
    December 23, 2014 at 2:06 am

    Exquisite!

    Happy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Amanda
    December 22, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    These are absolutely amazing!!!

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    Karishma
    December 22, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    These are gorgeous! I can’t believe they’re so easy to make, they look professional! Yum, I wish I could try some right now. And I love the lemon + chocolate combo.

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    annie
    December 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Chocolate and Meyer lemon?! And they look very fancy!

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    Barbara
    December 22, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Many thanks for introducing me to Chocoley. Went to their site and loved it!
    Your chocolates turned out beautifully! You’re right, now I’m thinking Valentines Day. Can making chocolates be as easy as this?
    Happy Holidays, Sue. Wish I was on your holiday list! :)

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    Angie@Angie's+Recipes
    December 22, 2014 at 11:32 am

    These chocolates turned out so beautiful, Sue.

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    December 22, 2014 at 8:49 am

    What a great combination and they are soooo pretty! Lemon is my favorite :) and I love chocolate too – so this is a perfect treat. Have a very Merry Christmas Sue!

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    Sippitysup
    December 21, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    You make it look so easy! happy holidays. GREG

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    kristy @ the wicked noodle
    December 21, 2014 at 7:13 am

    These are wonderful!! I only wish I’d thought to do this with a little more time before Christmas. I may make some and just give them out for NYE instead – why not, right? I love that you chose a Meyer Lemon filling. Just beautiful, thank you for sharing!! I’m off to check out all the different molds :) Happy Holidays!

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      Sue
      December 21, 2014 at 8:34 am

      thanks Kristy — I’m gearing up for a slam dunk on ‘Valentines Day! Have a wonderful week!

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    Susan
    December 21, 2014 at 6:43 am

    Wow, your chocolates look so professional. I’d love to be more proficient at making chocolates like this. The Meyer lemon filling sounds delicious. Happy Holidays, Sue!

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      Sue
      December 21, 2014 at 7:09 am

      I really can’t take credit, the molds are cheap and wonderful, the chocolate just pops out like that :)

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    Cro Magnon
    December 20, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    I’m not a sweet eater, but we always buy a few good quality chocs at Christmas. Yours look delicious; I might try to find a mold for my wife!

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      Sue
      December 21, 2014 at 7:14 am

      Thanks Cro! Quality chocolates are getting outrageously priced, am I right? I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.

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    genevieve @ gratitude & greens
    December 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Sue, these chocolates are BEAUTIFUL! They look very professional. I’ve made chocolate once but didn’t have any nice moulds- I need to get myself some nice ones and make a batch of pretty ones!

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    Velva
    December 20, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I am feeling inspired. I just harvested my meyer lemons and you made these choclates sound so easy…. I may need to go check out the web site. Thanks for sharing the idea.

    Velva

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      Sue
      December 20, 2014 at 6:21 pm

      You’ll love the site, Velva! I am so jealous that you have Meyer lemons growing in your yard!

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    Carol+at+Wild+Goose+Tea
    December 20, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    I love lemon chocolates!!!! What a great job that you did. Looks like chocolates from a chocolatier!

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    ATasteOfMadness
    December 20, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    I love the look of these chocolates! And so easy too! Bonus!

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    Marye
    December 20, 2014 at 10:39 am

    These are so pretty… I love meyer lemon, too!

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    Melanie | Melanie Makes
    December 20, 2014 at 7:35 am

    These would make a great holiday gift!

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    Becca from It's Yummi!
    December 20, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Oh my gosh… I ADORE meyer lemons! These candies wouldn’t last 5 minutes in front of me!

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      Sue
      December 20, 2014 at 7:20 am

      You’ve hit on the only problem with these, Becca ;) These disappeared way too fast!

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    clare
    December 20, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Wow, these look incredible! I love the idea of the lemon curd inside, such a great flavor combination.

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    Mary
    December 20, 2014 at 5:54 am

    Wow! Sue, you are blowing me away with all your creative Christmas ideas. I LOVE these chocolates and they are beautiful too!

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      Sue
      December 20, 2014 at 7:11 am

      Thanks Mary — wish we were neighbors so we could trade :)

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    Vicki Bensinger
    December 20, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Wow these are beautiful. I can’t believe I haven’t heard of this site. I made some chocolate molds last week that I never got around to posting but they weren’t filled or as pretty as these.

    I love the sound of this Meyer lemon filling. It isn’t too sweet with all the confectioners sugar? I’ve never made a filling like that and it sounds very sweet. I love sweet but how sweet is it? It sounds so easy, I guess I will test it out for myself. It would make a nice gift for my hairdresser who I see next week. Thanks for sharing.

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      Sue
      December 20, 2014 at 7:12 am

      You’ll love the site, Vicki, it’s a chocolate playground! As for the lemon, it’s still tart, and the thinner you make the filling, the more tart it is. The sugar reduces down drastically when you add the juice. You can taste as you go and make it exactly as you like.

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