Tuesday

Chocolate Hearts

We are a week away from the sweetest holiday of the year!  In our family we have a tradition of the children making their Valentine treats for their friends, teachers and "sweethearts".  This year my granddaughter, Gracie will be here and I can't wait to make them with her.  They are super easy!  Last year I taught a bunch of college kids how to make them...so if they can do it...anyone can!



You begin with melting chocolate which can be found at any cake and candy supply store.  I like to use both dark and milk chocolate...even white for those who don't like chocolate (whatever....who doesn't like chocolate?)


If you want a flavoring, you can pick up flavored oils and the candy supply store and add a little bit to the chocolate for a hint of something special.


Materials

Lollipop Candy Molds
Sticks
Melting Chocolate
Flavoring  (optional)
Glass Bowl
Spoons
Microwave

Place chocolate melting discs in a glass bowl and microwave for 5 minutes.  



 Take out and stir till all discs are melted.  If you leave them in the microwave until the discs melt and are liquid the sides will burn.  Prepare your molds by washing with warm soapy water and drying.



Place sticks in slots.  Spoon melted chocolate into molds.  Lightly shimmy or shake the mold to get chocolate around the sticks.  Tap the mold on the counter a few times to get out any air bubbles.



Once the molds are full you can place in a fridge of counter to let harden.. Once they are cool you can pop out the lollipops.  Gently break off any rough edges.


Wrap in clear cellophane bags with candy treats and a sweet message and they are ready to give to your sweethearts!

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