Chocolate Party Favors

Photo: Sang An
36 to 12 disks party favors


  • 24 ounces semisweet chocolate, divided

  • 12 teaspoons plus 6 tablespoons tiny nonpareils, divided


  1. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Trace 12 circles onto each sheet using the inside of the cookie cutter. Top each sheet with acetate; tape down. Chop 8 ounces semisweet chocolate; melt in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring gently, until chocolate reaches 118 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat. Chop 4 ounces semisweet chocolate; add to bowl. Stir until it cools to 84 degrees. Set bowl over simmering water. Warm, stirring, until chocolate reaches 88 degrees to 90 degrees. Transfer to bag; snip off end. Following the circles, gently pipe 1/8-inch-thick chocolate disks onto acetate.

  2. Let disks cool for 5 minutes. While chocolate is still warm, sprinkle about 1 teaspoon tiny nonpareils onto each disk to coat. Let stand at room temperature. Repeat with 12 ounces chocolate and 6 tablespoons nonpareils to make the remaining disks.

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