Today is the day all love birds are waiting for to celebrate their feelings for the one and only. We should celebrate every day of the year. I thank every morning for having the most amazing person of the universe in my life!
All I want is to tell my Valentine thank you for loving me so much! And what is better than expressing feelings by kissing? So I created a chocolate kiss. The idea came when I got an email from one of the paleo bloggers I am following. She made a great paleo version of the bacio perugina, famous in Italy and for sure one of the most brought presents from Italy.
I transformed the version into my own interpretation and instead of the hazelnuts I used almond as I like them more. A little rum gives them a special note. If you prepare these kisses for children, simply omit the alcohol.
In a small saucepan heat the sugar and the cacao together with the water and let it simmer for about 2 minutes. The mixture becomes lightly thick.
Let could the mixture a little bit. Then add the almonds, rum and vanilla and stir well.
Form as much as possible balls and put them on a plate in a way they don't touch each other. Let them cool in the freezer.
Meanwhile melt the chocolate with the pinch of cinnamon.
When the chocolate is melted well take out the chocolate balls and start to roll one after the other in the chocolate until coated. With a fork let drip the excess chocolate and place on the plate. every two/three balls put some pistachio dust on the top.
Place them again in the fridge and let them cool out well until the chocolate forms a hard shell.