Recipe

Make your own chocolate heart.

Heart-Shaped Valentine Candy

What you need:

  • Silicone heart mold
  • Coconut oil
  • Valentine sprinkles
  • Candy melts or baking chocolate

You can choose from a variety of candy bases. For this recipe, I used pink candy melts and Ghirardelli baking-chocolate drops.

 

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What to do:

  • This is just a measure-by-eye recipe, but for this treat I put a handful of melts into separate bowls, assorted by color of course.
  • Layer each of the hearts in your mold with your candy sprinkles.
  • Next, pick your first choice of color for the melts and microwave in 15-second increments until the candy melts to smooth. Be sure to stir each time you check.
  • Once melted, spoon the candy over the sprinkles in one layer, gently tapping the mold until it is even.
  • Repeat with your other candies and put in the refrigerator to set for about an hour before removing the heart-shaped pieces from the mold.

Tips: You can put just a few drops of coconut oil in to help with smoothness and shine. Be sure you don’t burn your melts. Microwave times vary, but each batch of candy took about 90 seconds to melt for me.

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