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starting to make chocolate
August 6, 2006
7:32 pm
Forum Posts: 3
Member Since:
August 6, 2006

Hello chocy lovers,
I am a 14 year old who would like to start making chocolate (from the bean) for my own use and to sell locally. I live in the Netherlands, and I was wondering if there was anyone who could tell me anything about making chocolate,(even though I do know the basic steps) where the best places are to buy stuff and what the best apparatus is to buy!
Thanks in advance

August 6, 2006
8:42 pm
london, United Kingdom
Forum Posts: 308
Member Since:
March 17, 2005

Go to [url="http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/"]this one[/url].
Good luck, you’ll need a lot of!

August 6, 2006
8:59 pm
Forum Posts: 6
Member Since:
March 15, 2005

this is my favourite chocolate receipe, i have enjoyed many a time. i first made it when i was 14. enjoy fellow choc lover….

1/4 cup butter
1 (10 oz., about 40) pkg. regular marshmallows
6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal

In a large saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat. Add the marshmallows and continue to stir until the marshmallows have completely melted. Remove from heat.
Stir in the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal coating them well with the melted marshmallow mixture.

Using a buttered or silicone spatula, press the mixture evenly into a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan which has been buttered or sprayed with non-stick spray or lined with wax paper.

Cut into squares when the mixture cools.

Makes 24 squares.


Microwave butter with marshmallows on high setting for 2 minutes in a microwave safe mixing bowl. Stir together when melted. Microwave again on high for 1 additional minute. Stir in cereal, mixing until well coated. Press into pan as above.

August 6, 2006
9:07 pm
Stockholm, Sweden
Forum Posts: 592
Member Since:
August 6, 2006

I think you can learn from Amy Sing. Amy was younger than you when she started making her own chocolate bar (from the bean).
Read her presentation from “NY Chocolate Show” where you can see how she made her own bar.

Another example is YummyDummy Chocolate Company:

“Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos” (Maricel E. Presilla)

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)
August 7, 2006
10:31 am
Forum Posts: 3
Member Since:
August 6, 2006

Thank-you very much masur,
I have had a look at amyschocolate.jkchocolatetruffles.com and it has truly inspired me and tought me a lot.

August 8, 2006
12:29 am
Forum Posts: 208
Member Since:
May 22, 2005

I mentioned this in response to your other posting, but just in case you check here as well, you’ll definitely want to visit the Chocolate Alchemy discussion boards as well as John’s main site. You can find them at:

http://bittersweetcafe.blogspot.com http://www.bittersweetcafe.com