Homemade Chocolate Candy Hearts and Chocolate Hearts you can fill with Pudding.
One of our families Valentine’s Day crafts for our kids has always been making homemade molded chocolate hearts. This year in addition to the traditional solid chocolate heart, I purchased a plastic mold that makes heart boxes. We melted dark chocolate and white chocolate to make a variety of Hearts and I am not sure which one is our favorite.
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Homemade crafts of all kinds are one of the teaching tools we have always use with our children. We have many favorite craft materials, paper, clay, and of course candy making with candy molds. Making our own homemade chocolates at Valentine’s Day fills your home with fun and laughter and keeps the kids coming into the kitchen looking for the beautiful hearts. I was hoping to have them on February 14th but I will have to make a new batch as the first is almost gone.
Supplies need for Molded Chocolate Hearts:
- Dark or Milk Chocolate melting discs, here are the ones I used.
- White Chocolate chips
- 2 or 3 Pyrex Glass Measuring Cups
- Plastic Candy Molds
- Heart Dessert Shell Mold: this is the one I used.
- Pastry Piping Bags for Decorations, Disposable
- Easy Pour Funnel
I just melt my chocolate in the Pyrex Glass Measuring cups the microwave. Make sure you do this slowly. One minute at a time and then stir between each minute. When the chocolate is almost melted stir to melt it completely.
Warning: Do not get any water in your chocolate. Water will make the chocolate seize up and separate into clumps. Wash your molds with warm soaping water but dry with clean towels and double dry with paper towels. Any small amount of water in the cup, spoon or molds will ruin your chocolate.
Slowly spoon the chocolate into the molds or use the handy Easy Pour Funnel I found on Amazon or a small spoon. Be careful to not overfill, but you can always take a sharp knife and scrape off any excess when the candy has hardened. Put the filled mold in the refrigerate for at least 15 minutes so the chocolate becomes hard.
Remove the candy molds from the refrigerate and gently turn upside down and very slowly and with short motions twist the mold until the hearts fall out.
With the Heart Box or what is called a Heart Dessert Shell Mold, I sprayed that mold lightly with spray oil so they released much easier.
You can take some white chocolate and use food coloring if you want to pipe designs on your hearts. I used little Heart Sprinkles to accent my hearts.
The last step is to hide any chocolate you want to have for Valentine’s day as my little ones could not wait before tasting their masterpieces. I am just going to sneak another batch when they are in school to have for the special day. It is so much fun and fills the home with love and laughter to make homemade candies. Lots of smiles and hugs and encouragement that any shape they come out is just perfect.