Take chocolate morsels and simply melt them into a creamy texture then pour into candy molds! Perfect homemade chocolate sweets for Valentine’s Day to give as gifts with a card from the kids!
I don’t know about you but I sure have a lot of love in my heart thinking about Valentine’s Day coming up. How do you like to celebrate? We have started the tradition of taking a family vacation each year. We stay in a log cabin and eat a family buffet dinner at the local diner for V-Day (real fancy huh?!). After two kids, we rarely have date nights but we like to spend our day of love just the four of us anyways. But before we head off to vacation land we need to get our gifts in order!
I just love spreading an abundance of gratitude that continues to build up inside knowing that love and kindness are what makes the world go around! Sending chocolates and greeting cards is one of the most thoughtful activities to many countries around the world on February 14th. In our home we have so much fun making our own homemade chocolate gifts for big C to give to his friends at school!
A few years ago I made these Adorable Valentine’s Day Gifts For Kids which are covered chocolate lollies turned into fun characters using felt fabric. This year I thought it would be fun to grab some candy molds and melt chocolate to form our own Valentine’s Day chocolates to tape to “lovey-duvey” cards.
What’s a chocolate without it being presented in gorgeous packaging or wrapping?
Really, sometimes the best part is the anticipation and mouth watering effect that occurs before our teeth sink into a creamy disk of white, dark or milk chocolate!
How to make homemade chocolate candy gifts:
- Dark, milk or white chocolate morsels (white chocolate is made with no cocoa coloring which is what adds the brown coloring to milk and dark chocolates)
- Heart molds or candy molds
- Candy foil wrappers (I got mine from Michael’s Arts and Crafts)
Making these gifts it is not as hard as it seems. We don’t have a microwave so sometimes I melt it stove top in a bowl over a pan and water, but most of the time I melt it in the oven. Heat your chips in the oven is at 200 Degrees F, for about 5 minutes, until the morsels are shiny. Then I mix it and scoop with a spoon onto a candy mold tray. Once the chocolate is in a mold, tap it on the counter-top a few times to let extra air out and to smooth the tops.
Add a little spunk with jimmies, heart shaped sugar toppings or colored sugar! Once you do that simply let the molds set in the fridge or freezer for about 15 minutes or until your dessert treats are hardened. Then pop out the homemade chocolate molds and wrap them or serve. Store in the refrigerator so they don’t melt (my lesson learned:-)!
- 1 12 oz bag of mini white chocolate chips
- 1 candy mold tray (can find at Michael's Art and Craft Stores)
- Decorative candy hearts, optional
- Candy foil
- Place chocolate in a heat proof dish or microwavable dish. Microwave on high about 30 seconds. Mix well. OR Place dish in oven at 200 Degrees F for about 5 minutes or until shiny. Stir well until melted.
- Add melted chocolate to mold tray. Tap the tray on a surface about 5 times to set the chocolate and remove air bubbles. Add any decorations such as jimmies.
- Place mold tray in fridge for about 15-30 minutes until it is cold and pops out easily from the tray.
- Using candy foil, add chocolates and wrap or serve without wrapping.