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!

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Make fancy molded chocolates easily, at home!

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 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

You can find melting chocolate, molds, and even flavor extracts to make an endless variety of candies in your own special favorite flavors. Check large craft and cooking stores, or find lots of choices online. Me? I dream of citrus, so I made a dark chocolate candy filled with tart Meyer lemon. To. Die. For.

DIY Filled Chocolate Candy

If you can melt chocolate, you can make these filled candies

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!

Easy and luxurious homemade filled chocolates!


lemon filled cnadies

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3.42 from 31 votes

Meyer Lemon Filled Chocolates

Easy lemon filled gourmet chocolates that you can make yourself!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
chilling 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Yield 2 dozen
Author Sue Moran


  • 2 cups dark chocolate melting wafers
  • the juice of 1 Meyer Lemon
  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar, approximately
  • yellow gel food coloring, optional


  • candy molds
  • a small paintbrush


  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 30 minutes, or until set.
  • To remove the candies, just flip the mold over and tap sharply on the counter, the candies will fall right out!

Cook's 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?
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.


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    Patti Harris
    May 18, 2021 at 8:14 am

    Just found your post of making these yummy chocolates and I’m now inspired to try to do! I have found Chocoley is now closed. Can you please advise another source for same type of chocolate?

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      May 18, 2021 at 8:42 am

      Oh wow, I didn’t know. I’ve just done a quick update of the post to reflect that, and left a couple of links, right above the recipe, to similar products. Basically you can use any chocolate that melts easily, but specific melting chocolate, or melting wafers, are easiest.

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    Jacqui Campbell
    November 17, 2020 at 6:41 am

    How are these chocolates stored ie: fridge or air tight container on counter? What is the shelf life ie: 1 week, 2 months, etc,

    • Reply
      November 17, 2020 at 6:52 am

      I’d store in the refrigerator, and they will last several weeks.

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    Pamela Serafino
    October 12, 2020 at 10:05 am

    I just went to the chocoley site and it says they are out of business.. It looked like a great place.. I was wondering what chocolate you use now? I usually hand dip traditional chocolate that needs tempering, but that is more difficult to use with molds. I would love to find a good dark chocolate to use with molds

    • Reply
      October 12, 2020 at 11:44 am

      Interesting Pamela, I didn’t know this. I’m going to rewrite the post with new information, so check back in a few days. Thanks for alerting me!

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    June 27, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    I can’t get them out of the mo!d. Should I spray with Pam?

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    Amy Coleman
    February 8, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    You mentioned two different dark chocolates from Chocoley , one in the recipe and a a different on in “products I used for this project.” Which do you prefer?

    • Reply
      February 9, 2019 at 1:39 pm

      Those are both links to the same chocolate, sorry, the name is long and I abbreviated it.

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    Dyana Aria Burkhammer
    January 1, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Could you tell me what mold u used. Love it

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    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!

  • Reply
    December 23, 2014 at 2:06 am


    Happy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year!



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