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Homemade Chocolate Hearts

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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! And putting them on everything like these easy homemade chocolate hearts.

Homemade Chocolate Hearts

Homemade Chocolate Hearts

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

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. (Affiliate link coming up) I’m linking it here and at the bottom of the post so you can grab one if you want one.

Silicone Heart Molds

Silicone Heart Molds

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 obv.

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.

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.

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Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Let mold set in the fridge for about an hour. Pop the candy out of the mold and enjoy.
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22 Comments

  1. Nicolette
    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 | http://nicolette.co
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    • jfletcher
      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.
      Reply
  2. Annie
    These chocolate hearts are sooo cute! It would be fun to make this with friends and they would be great as gifts! xoxo Annie
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  3. Albert Bevia
    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
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  4. Joanna Clute
    Oh my goodness, those are absolutely adorable! I would love to make these for the kids and maybe an adult version!
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  5. Denay DeGuzman
    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!
    Reply
  6. Jessica Robinson
    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!
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  7. Joanie @ One Dish Kitchen
    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!
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  8. Mila
    These are so well done, and just absolutely gorgeous. I would love getting these as a gift! Hope you can check out my blog sometime at: http://www.hangrywoman.com
    Reply

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