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One of my favorite childhood memories is making Christmas "chocolates" with my grandmother. She had dozens of plastic molds, and we would melt bags and bags of green, red, white, and chocolate candy melts. We'd fill the molds — wreaths, stockings, trees, reindeer, mistletoe, stars, snowmen, etc. — harden them in the fridge, then pop them out of the molds.
Some were wrapped in candy boxes and given as gifts to her friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Others were set aside and put in candy dishes during the holiday season.
I looked forward to making those candies with her every year. We continued to do it together even into my adulthood, until she got sick and passed in 2006. So, these Christmas treats are in memory of her. I've replaced the chocolate candy melts with a blend of real chocolate, and added some festive decorations on top. I also discovered that special candy cup molds aren't necessary — these cups can be made in mini muffin pans!