Black, white, pink and yellow chocolate decorating pens (the quick drying variety)
1 pen per colour
Lay out all of the ingredients.
Finely chop the chocolate.
Stick the Toppo into the mini bell-shaped castellas.
Stick the sliced almonds into the castella to look like ears.
Melt the chocolate in a hot water bath.
Coat the rabbit castella in white chocolate.
Remove the excess chocolate.
Place upright in something like a cup, and wait until it cools and hardens.
For the penguin, stick sliced almonds into each side of a marshmallow. Coat just half of the marshmallow in chocolate.
Once they have cooled and hardened, draw on their faces with chocolate decorating pens.
You can wrap them and give them as presents.
Story Behind this Recipe
Making ganache from scratch is a lot of work, so I used mini bell-shaped castellas. I only had a few lollipop sticks at home, so in a hurry I used Toppo sticks. I'm quite proud of my daughter for refraining from eating these until the very end.
I was careful not to move the chocolates while they were still cooling and hardening. Even if they look somewhat clumsy, I think that these would be good for Valentine's Day gifts for children or your friends.