February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

This year, I am thankful to have my Valentine here with me. Being together for almost three years, this is the first Valentine's Day he has been here! I decided to make him something from the heart and what better than chocolates! I made them all myself, by melting chocolate and some even have peanut butter inside! I was quite proud of how they turned out. I also found some awesome boxes to put them in so it's like I made him a professional box of chocolates from the store, but homemade of course! We pretty much demolished them but one day I want to make more. It took me a couple hours so next time, I just wont make so many hah.

What you'll need:     

* Plastic heart-shaped candy mold    
* Red, white and cocoa colored candy melts   
* Sandwich bags 
* Scissors   
* Spoon    
* Wax paper   
* Plate    
* Wooden skewer or clean craft paint brush

How to make it:    
1. Put a handful of candy melts into an open zipper sandwich bag.  
2. Microwave candy in bag for 30-40 seconds or until melted.  
3. Cut one corner of the bag with scissors to squeeze melted candy through.
    (Caution: Bag may be hot, so use paper towel or a pot holder to handle it)
4. Gently squeeze chocolate out of bag and into the molds.
5. Tap the side of the mold tray to knock out any air bubbles and flatten chocolate.
6. Place in refrigerator until set.
7. Pop out of molds and serve. 

  Polka dots - Use the flat end of a wooden skewer or a clean paint brush to dip into melted chocolate. Dot onto refrigerated molds, then refrigerate again.
Drizzles - Use a fork to drizzle the chocolate over solid candy that you have already made and let set.

* Candy molds can be found at discount department and craft supply stores in the craft section near the cake decorating supplies. They look much like a muffin tin, though much smaller and made from clear plastic..
* You can use chocolate chips instead of candy melts and use food coloring to change or tint white chocolate.

1 comment:

  1. i wish i had the time to do this...three krakens = mission impossible :)


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