These delicious Valentine candy hearts with layers of white and dark chocolate are the perfect way to show someone how much you care! Make them for your sweetie or for your friends and neighbors. They make a perfect teacher gift too!
I’m always a little sad when Christmas is over but then I remember that Valentine’s Day is coming and I cheer right back up again. It’s one of my favorite holidays and I love working on Valentine boxes and cards with my girls and it’s always fun to make some yummy treats. After all, this is one holiday that all about the sweets, whether it’s valentine cakes or cookie pops!
I’ll confess, I’m just a little bit obsessed with candy melts. They’re just so fun and colorful and you can do pretty much anything with them. Just a little bit drizzled over this Valentine’s Day Bark made it look that much prettier. When I came across these cute heart shaped baking cups, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. What’s Valentine’s Day without some chocolate Valentine’s hearts?
Sweet Candy Hearts With Dark Chocolate
These may look fancy but they were actually very easy to make. Be sure you have your sprinkles and other decorations close by because once you add the final layer of candy melts, you’ll need to add them before the candy hardens. Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to get started.
First, I covered the bottom of the baking cups with approximately 1/2 tablespoon of melted candy. Make sure that the candy is melted thoroughly and once it’s in the cups, tap the cup on the table until the candy is spread evenly across and most of the air bubbles have popped. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes before moving on to the next step.
Now add a layer of dark chocolate and refrigerate again for 15-20 minutes.
Top with one more layer of melted candy.
Now it’s time for the fun part…decorating. You can do it sprinkles and candy or go rogue and do whatever you want. You could use edible markers to make conversation hearts or even change out the dark chocolate for milk chocolate.
Refrigerate once more until the candy sets and remove from baking cups. Aren’t they pretty?
I taste tested them (as a service to you, of course) and they were delicious! Not only are these perfect for your sweetie, they’re also great for teacher gifts, class parties and any other Valentine occasion.
Pin for later>>> Valentine Candy Hearts
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252 Saturated Fat: 13g Sodium: 50mg Carbohydrates: 28g Sugar: 23g Protein: 1g