manually selected related products

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I currently implement related products on my product pages with text HTML links to the related product within the product description text. I also use the related products built into the “minimal” theme.

Is there a liquid snippet or other way to replace my text links to manually-chosen related products within my product descriptions that will display those items in small “product thumbnail” style boxes similar to the built-in auto-generated related products?