Baci Perugina Chocolates with Thermomix

Are you looking for pretty gift ideas? The recipe of Baci Perugina Chocolates with Thermomix is exactly what you need. I think it is a great recipe, absolutely not complicated as it may seem!

Their story is an all-Italian story. It's the story of a simple chocolate, made by an Italian confectionery company (Perugina). In 1930's it was called "cazzotto" (Italian for "punch") and then it was changed into "bacio" (Italian for "kiss"), more attractive of course.

Then a creative genius, Federico Seneca, got the beautiful idea of adding to the chocolates a transparent piece of paper with quotes from famous authors. From that day on, these sweets touched the hearts of Italians.

These little chocolates are sign of affection, friendship and attraction. If you are given a Bacio it always means something: you just have to find out what! They are very popular in Italy especially between lovers.

Obviously they perfectly suit chocolate lovers' tastes but they also tempt everyone. This is why they are so good in every occasion: Christmas, anniversaries or every other day you'd like to make special!

The ideal circumstance is St. Valentine's Day indeed!

I used this recipe many and many times and I can say relatives and friends totally loved these sweets. And also kids like them! They love things like these, especially when they take them secretly and eat them one after the other.

Amalia sent me this recipe. She writes from Bari:
"I have to say this is not a recipe of mine. I found it on the internet and I wanted to try it because it made me curious. The result was impressive: chocolates were identical to the original ones and, if possible, they were even better! So I started to prepare them many times in many occasions (people always asks me the recipe because they're shocked of this result). If you put them in a pretty box they are a beautiful do-it-yourself gift idea. Do not undervalue the ingredients availability and the very easy procedure of realization."

Preparing these all-italian sweets with Thermomix is very simple and it allows you to have your favourite chocolate at home always.

If you like chocolate, you may try the Chocolate Souffle, the Hot Chocolate (placed in pretty jars), the Soft Chocolate Cake or the Chocolate Ice Cream.

Other gift ideas for Christmas may be the Chocolate Salami, the Vanillekipferl Biscuits or the Chocolate Brownies.

Here you are the video-recipe and the written recipe with all the steps. Which one do you prefer?


(40 Baci)
- 250 g Hazelnuts (with or without peel)
- 250 g Nutella
- 75 g Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 250 g High Quality Dark Chocolate.

How to prepare Baci Perugina Chocolates

Put 40 hazelnuts aside.

Put the rest of them in the mixing bowl. 5 Sec. Speed 4.

Add unsweetened cocoa powder and nutella. 15 Sec. Speed 2.

Pour this mixture in a cup helping yourself with the spatula and make 40 small balls. Put an entire hazelnut on the middle of every single ball.

Place in the fridge for 3 hours or in the freezer for 1/2 hour.

In the meantime, melt chocolate.

Dip the small balls into melted chocolate, help yourself with a toothstick and place them on greaseproof paper. Let dry.

Wrap them with tin foil one by one.

My Advice

Why don't you put brief sentences in your chocolates too? Customise your chocolates! You will make your sweets less ordinary and more unique!

Amalia's Advice

I use the fair trade cocoa powder and it is delicious!

Translated from the Italian recipe:
Baci Perugina col Bimby

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