Chinese New Year Chocolate Candy Recipe - A Delicious Treat from China

Chinese New Year Chocolate Candy

Chinese New Year Chocolate Candy Recipe - A Delicious Treat from China
Region / culture: China | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 12


Chinese New Year Chocolate Candy
Chinese New Year Chocolate Candy

Chinese New Year Chocolate Candy is a delicious and easy-to-make treat that is perfect for celebrating the Lunar New Year. This sweet and salty candy is a popular choice for gifting to friends and family during this festive time.


This recipe is a modern twist on traditional Chinese New Year snacks. The combination of chocolate, butterscotch, peanuts, and chow mein noodles creates a unique and addictive flavor profile that is sure to please your taste buds.


How to prepare

  1. 1. Coat the dish with butter.
  2. 2. Melt the butterscotch and chocolate. Stir in the peanuts and noodles. Chill until hardened.


  • Use white chocolate chips instead of semisweet for a different flavor.
  • Add dried fruit or coconut flakes for extra texture and flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to coat your dish with butter to prevent the candy from sticking.

- Be careful when melting the chocolate and butterscotch, as they can easily burn if not stirred constantly.

- Chill the candy in the refrigerator until hardened for the best results.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this candy as a dessert or snack during your Chinese New Year celebrations. It also makes a great gift for friends and family.

Cooking Techniques

Melting the chocolate and butterscotch over a double boiler ensures a smooth and creamy texture.

- Stirring constantly while melting the chocolate and butterscotch prevents burning.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use almond or cashew butter instead of peanut butter for a different nutty flavor.

- Swap out the chow mein noodles for pretzels or rice cereal for a different crunch.

Make Ahead Tips

This candy can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the candy in a decorative tin or box for gifting. You can also sprinkle with sea salt or edible gold dust for a festive touch.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve this candy with a cup of hot tea or coffee for a delicious treat.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave for a few seconds to soften before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 250 per serving


Carbohydrates: 25g per serving


Total Fat: 15g per serving


Protein: 5g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This recipe is not a significant source of vitamins and minerals.


This recipe contains peanuts and may contain traces of other nuts.


This Chinese New Year Chocolate Candy is a sweet and indulgent treat that is best enjoyed in moderation due to its high sugar and fat content.


Chinese New Year Chocolate Candy is a delightful and easy-to-make treat that is perfect for celebrating the Lunar New Year. With its sweet and salty flavor profile, this candy is sure to be a hit with your friends and family.

How did I get this recipe?

I vividly remember the moment I discovered this recipe for Chinese New Year Chocolate Candy. It was many years ago, when I was just a young girl living in the bustling city of Shanghai. My family would always celebrate Chinese New Year with a big feast, and I was eager to learn how to cook some of the traditional dishes myself.

One day, as I was walking through the market, I stumbled upon a small stand selling all sorts of candies and sweets. The scent of chocolate wafted through the air, drawing me in like a moth to a flame. I couldn't resist buying a few pieces to try, and as soon as I took a bite, I knew I had to learn how to make them myself.

I approached the vendor and asked her about the recipe for the delicious chocolate candies. She smiled and said she had learned the recipe from her grandmother, who had passed it down through the generations. Intrigued, I begged her to teach me how to make them, and after a bit of haggling, she agreed.

We spent the afternoon in her tiny kitchen, surrounded by the aromas of sugar and cocoa. She showed me how to melt the chocolate, mix in the other ingredients, and shape the candies into small bite-sized pieces. It was a messy process, but I was fascinated by the transformation of simple ingredients into something so delectable.

As we waited for the candies to set, the vendor shared stories of her grandmother and how she had taught her the art of candy-making. She spoke of the traditions surrounding Chinese New Year and how important it was to pass down recipes from one generation to the next. I listened intently, soaking up every word like a sponge.

When the candies were finally ready, I took a bite and was transported to chocolate heaven. The combination of rich cocoa, creamy condensed milk, and crunchy nuts was simply divine. I knew then and there that this recipe would become a staple in my own cooking repertoire.

Over the years, I have made Chinese New Year Chocolate Candy countless times, tweaking the recipe here and there to suit my own tastes. I have shared it with friends and family, who always ask for more. Each time I make a batch, I am reminded of that fateful day in the market and the kind vendor who took me under her wing.

As I grow older, I am grateful for the recipes and culinary knowledge that have been passed down to me from various sources. Each dish tells a story, whether it's a family recipe from my own grandmother or a chance encounter with a stranger in a market. Cooking has become a way for me to connect with my past, to honor my heritage, and to create new memories with those I love.

And so, as Chinese New Year approaches once again, I will be busy in my kitchen, preparing a feast fit for a king. And at the center of it all will be my beloved Chinese New Year Chocolate Candy, a sweet reminder of the traditions that have shaped me into the cook I am today.


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