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.


The Sparrow Advantage

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.


Made in the USA: Another 517 Unique Holiday Gift List

They are not only unique, but you’ll find a common theme among them.

517 Magazine’s Days of Giveaway

The Official Announcement and Contest Rules for 2022

Schedule Announced for 37th Annual Silver Bells

Silver Bells in the City marches back into downtown Lansing with an in-person event this month.

Local Author Finds a Lot to Love about Lansing

Michigan native Amy Piper is a freelance writer who is all about adventure.

Sign up for our newsletter!