Short orders

Short orders

Handmade chocolates at EHChocolatier

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff
Mint meltaways.

Elaine Hsieh and Catharine Sweeney, partners behind Somerville-based EHChocolatier, make everything by hand in small batches. Forget what you know about peppermint bark. This iteration ($18.95 for an 8-ounce gift box) is a swirl of single-origin dark chocolate and Valrhona Ivoire white chocolate with bits of peppermint candy. Caramelized white-chocolate cocoa nib bar ($14 for a 4-ounce bag) is embedded with crunchy cocoa nibs and hit with just the right amount of fleur de sel. Sweeney’s father, a Frango mint aficionado, inspired mint meltaways ($10.95 for a 5-piece box), which are made with organic peppermint essential oil. Caramel d’epices ($11.50 for a 3-ounce bag, which holds 11 to 12 pieces) captures the flavors of American gingerbread and French pain d’epices (a fruit and spice loaf cake) in luscious, chewy form. Alone or together, these will make any recipient swoon. All products available at Formaggio Kitchen, 244 Huron Ave., Cambridge, 617-354-4750. Peppermint bark and mint meltaways at City Feed and Supply, 672 Centre St., 617-524-1700 and 66A Boylston St., Jamaica Plain, 617-524-1657. Caramelized white chocolate cocoa nib bars at South End Formaggio, 268 Shawmut Ave., Boston, 617-350-6996 and Fastachi 598 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, 617-924-8787.

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