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Homemade Chocolate Hearts

Homemade chocolate hearts are an easy homemade chocolate heart candy recipe. This homemade Valentine’s Day candy recipe will wow your Valentine. Change out the sprinkles to make these cute heart shaped candies for any holiday. Also adorable for bridal and baby showers.

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Homemade Chocolate Hearts

Homemade Chocolate Hearts

I’m not sure how I feel about Valentine’s Day itself. It’s not my top holiday for sure, but you know what I do love about the day? Valentine’s Day sprinkles! All the Valentine’s Day sprinkles! Because pink sprinkles. Yay!  And putting them on everything like these easy homemade chocolate hearts or this Giant Heart Chocolate Chip Cookie

These sprinkles though. It’s like being in the inside of my mind. Pink! Hearts! The only thing missing is some sparkle. But the copious amounts of chocolate make up for that. Because chocolate.

Homemade Chocolate Hearts

Homemade Chocolate Hearts

Cute and Easy Homemade Valentine’s Day Candy Ingredients

And these homemade chocolate hearts are so easy to make. It’s basically chocolate bark but in heart form. You just need two bags of chocolate chips- one white, one milk, sprinkles, Valentine’s M&M’s (which are totally optional but fun), and a secret but very crucial ingredient, which I am getting to.

Ingredients for Cute Homemade Chocolate Hearts

Ingredients for Cute Homemade Chocolate Hearts

Also you need these fun silicone molds which are so easy to work with.

Silicone Heart Molds

Silicone Heart Molds

How to Make Homemade Chocolate Hearts

So the first thing you do is grab your kiddo and get them to cover the bottom of the molds in sprinkles. Then you watch while they steal candy. Because obviously that’s gonna happen. Frequently if your kid is anything like mine.

Ingredients for Cute Homemade Chocolate Hearts

Candy Snatcher!!

Have them put an M&M (an M?) in the middle.

Pink, red, and white sprinkles in silicone heart molds

Sprinkles! Candy! Pink hearts! This picture is pretty much the inside of my brain. Also it’s what you do first to make the cute sprinkle coated candy hearts.

Then you melt the chocolate and stir the melted chocolate with the crucial secret ingredient: coconut oil.

Melted white chocolate

Melt the white chocolate first and then stir in 2-3 teaspoons of coconut oil to make the texture more slippery and shiny.

Yes, coconut oil. It is the secret ingredient to getting smooth, beautifully melted chocolate. If you don’t add the coconut oil, especially to the white chocolate, it’s much more difficult to work with. The chocolate hardens too quickly and it’s too thick to lay smoothly which will result in gloppy candy.

How to Melt Chocolate to Make Homemade Chocolate Hearts

So to melt the chocolate and make it perfect for working with, you have two options:

  1. You could make a double boiler. To do so, just fill a small pot with about 1/3 of the way with water and heat over medium low heat. The water will steam, but not boil. Then you set a bowl with the chocolate on top of the pot so the bottom of the bowl rests inside the pot but does not touch the bottom. Then, you wait and stir and wait and stir. Eventually melted chocolate. This is the way purists do it.
  2. You could use the shortcut microwave trick. This is how I do it. I am not a chocolate melting purist, but am all about cutting corners when I can. To do this, put the chocolate in a microwave safe container. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave again for 15 seconds. Stir and continue microwaving in 10-15 second intervals, stopping to stir, until the chocolate is smooth and melted.

    Chocolate in heart silicone molds

    Filled, harden molds. The candy is ready to be popped out

Whichever way you go, you wind up with a bowl of chocolate. I stirred in a teaspoon of coconut oil. Then I checked the consistency. If it’s still very thick and not quite shiny, I fully stir in another teaspoon and check for a shinier, smoother chocolate. With the right amount of coconut oil, the chocolate will be more viscous and won’t harden as quickly. You don’t want the chocolate to harden too fast. You want time to tap the chocolate so it smooths itself out. To do this using a silicone mold, I put the mold on a metal cookie sheet and jiggled the sheet.

I’m super technical with these terms. Jiggle. Gloppy. OMG.

Homemade Chocolate Hearts

Homemade Chocolate Hearts

The white chocolate may require 3 full teaspoons to be the right consistency since it tends to be thicker than and less uniform than semisweet or milk chocolate. You’ll know when it’s done by the sheen and the feel. Instead of feeling thick, it feels like it has some body to it but will slide much more easily off a spoon. When it’s the perfect consistency, it makes it easy to fill the heart molds.

Homemade Chocolate Hearts

Homemade Chocolate Hearts

Regardless, the result? These beautiful homemade candy hearts with two kinds of chocolate that are covered in sprinkles. They make the perfect activity to do with kids or a lovely gift for someone special. Plus the give you the best reason ever to indulge your sprinkle love.

Not Just for Valentine’s Day! Change up these homemade chocolate hearts to make them for any occasion!

While this how to make chocolate hearts tutorial scream Valentine’s Day, you could definitely make them for so many other occasions. They would be perfect at a bridal shower or even a baby shower or a cute gift for Mother’s Day. And as my daughter loves to point out, you could make these Christmas hearts by omitting the heart shaped sprinkles and using red and green non pareil sprinkles instead.

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Homemade Chocolate Hearts

Homemade Chocolate Hearts


  • 24 ounces of white chocolate chips
  • 24 ounces of milk or semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 4-6 teaspoons of coconut oil divided
  • sprinkles
  • 24 M&M's optional


  • Pour an even coating of sprinkles in the bottom of each heart mold. If desired put a single M&M in the middle of the sprinkles with the M side facing up. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave by putting chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwaving for 30 seconds. Stir the chocolate. Microwave an additional 15 seconds. Stir. Repeat until chocolate is just melted and smooth. Stir in coconut oil, one teaspoon at a time until the chocolate slides easily off the spoon and is shiny. Spoon into the molds, covering the sprinkles. Tap the mold in between to encourage the chocolate to settle evenly.
  • Repeat the whole process with the milk or semisweet chocolate. Go slowly when adding the coconut oil. The milk or semisweet chocolate will likely need less coconut oil than the white chocolate to achieve the same shine and slip. Spoon the melted chocolate on top of the white chocolate layer. Jiggle to encourage it to evenly settle.
  • Let mold set in the fridge for about an hour. Pop the candy out of the mold and enjoy.
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  1. Audrey says:

    These look so good! I have to make these this year.

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  4. So pretty and fantastic photos. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Mila says:

    These are so well done, and just absolutely gorgeous. I would love getting these as a gift!

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  6. Such a festive treat and I love how easy they come together. I’ll be bookmarking this recipe to make throughout the year, not just for Valentine’s Day. I’ve got molds in several shapes and plan use them with this recipe. Thank you!

  7. Holly Lasha says:

    These are adorable. These would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day party!!

  8. These are super cute and would be perfect for the kids to bring in little baggies for their Valentine’s. Oh my goodness- so pretty! I made Decorated Heart Shaped Cookies this year for the kids. Love anything chocolate!

  9. These beautiful chocolate hearts are calling my name! I have some Valentine’s Day molds that will be perfect for making this heavenly recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it!

  10. Joanna Clute says:

    Oh my goodness, those are absolutely adorable! I would love to make these for the kids and maybe an adult version!

  11. These are adorable and I can’t believe how easy they are!! My kids would love this activity for sure!

  12. Ellen says:

    Those look gorgeous and delicious! I’m literally drooling over these right now

    Ellen |

  13. Albert Bevia says:

    This is such a cute treat you have created! Valentines is not my favorite either, but there is somthing about it that is special, and I think it´s the desserts! love these chocolate hearts

  14. Annie says:

    These chocolate hearts are sooo cute! It would be fun to make this with friends and they would be great as gifts!

  15. Lauren says:

    This looks so good and like such a fun homemade treat!


  16. Diana says:

    These are so cute and sound so yummy!

  17. jessica says:

    such a cute idea…i love making my own chocolates but i’ve never dressed them up so adorable!

  18. kristen says:

    these look SO good! I am a sucker for any kind of chocolate and sprinkles!

  19. Carolyn says:

    How adorable! Totally getting me in the spirit!

  20. Tara says:

    They are so cute! The perfect valentines snack! My girls would love them!

  21. Tiia says:

    Oh how sweet and cute chocolate hearts! Nice idea, thank you for sharing! 🙂

  22. I love it! The sprinkles are so festive. I’ll have to try this recipe this year!

  23. Nicolette says:

    Ha, I was just craving chocolate! I love how aesthetically pleasing these are, how the sprinkles line up perfectly at the edges. Now to see if I can replicate that neatness…
    Nicolette |

    • jfletcher says:

      The trick is laying the hearts flat. To do that I didn’t overfill the molds with the hearts but used maybe 10 or so per mold and then filled the gaps with the Non Pareil sprinkles.

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