That is a damn fine first attempt!
Mjx, they look amazing! What are your fillings?
My boyfriend is beaming, and says Thanks!
The fillings are Danish marzipan (i.e. no bitter almond scent, and fairly coarsely ground), and a sort of solidified Nutella. My boyfriend candidly admits that these aren't particularly nice to eat (and asked me to mentionthis); most of them are still sitting in their chaste little glass dish, something almost unheard of when we're about.
While I sat with about with five tabs open to various detailed discussions of chocolate in these forums, paged through Elements of Dessert
for worthy filling ideas, and compared prices at online chocolate sources, my boyfriend sailed in, bought some cheap 'vekao' coating chocolate
coins and supermarket 'gianduja' and marzipan, and actually did something, namely, these (he was also the one who grabbed at the chance to purchase three polycarbonate moulds on sale, and bore them triumphantly home).
He did a second batch with these same moulds and a slightly better, actual chocolate product, but these only came out of the moulds after an hour in the refrigerator, so I'm guess the chocolate was not quite in temper..?
I'm still looking at chocolate filling recipes.