Pucker-up, Giddy-up, and Let’s Paint the Town Red.
It’s Chinese New Year 2014, the year of the wooden horse, yippee! and the way I feel about horses makes me thinketh, it’s going to be a great year. So get your chocolate on and get ready to paint the town red.
Forget that annoying diet …
Celebrate Chinese New Year
with a big bucket of fat fried Wonton Chocolate Kisses
I just love this recipe, courtesy of Got Chocolate. It’s so simple and only takes a few ingredients to make. It’s perfect for a chocolate Chinese New Year nibble, and such a delicious blend of crispy and sweet.
How to make a Wonton Kiss that Sizzles
- Hershey’s Kisses (substitute with another chocolate if desired)
- wonton wrappers
- cooking oil
- deep fryer
Basically just unwrap the chocolate kiss, place it in a wonton wrapper, seal the edges, and fling it in the fryer.
For complete instructions on how NOT to fry your fingers off, head on over to Got Chocolate, and be sure to tell Ms. Wonka I said Hello. Love you Laura!
Check out Fancyflours.com for a great selection of fun Chinese New Year baking ideas and inspiration for cookies and chocolate candy. These would be nice additions to your chocolate wonton extravaganza, and would add some festivity to your presentation. You can also pick up copies of my chocolate decorating DVDs there, how do you like that?
How to accessorize for maximum appeal:
- Trot on over to your local China town and pick up some authentic paper decorations
- Serve the Wonton Kisses on Chinese newspaper, a red paper fan, or at least a bright red plate (if you’re lazy)
- Throw in some cookies, and/or red candy
- Sprinkle on a little red, gold or/and black edible disco dust for some sparkle , and Shazam!.
Red accents are a must.
When in Doubt…Wear Red
TIP: When serving, wear something festive like a red paper lantern on your head, and say “Gung Hei Fat Choy” to everyone. It means Happy New Year in Chinese.
Lick a Chocolate Buddha Belly for Good Luck in 2014
Another awesome item I want to mention briefly is Jade Chocolates chocolate buddhas, such a great gift idea for Chinese New Year. I will be doing a full review on Jade Chocolates soon (long overdue). LOVE this chocolate company. Hi Mindy!
Chocolate Wonton Kisses to You,
and Gung Hei Fat Choy!
Until next time,
Peace, Love, Chocolate,
The Chocolate Addict.com
NOTE: please understand that I am an academically challenged right-brainer, and forgive any typos, grammatical faux pas, and things that don’t make sense.