DIY Filled Chocolate Candy Hearts

Chocolate candy gifts on Valentine's Day are the best! These filled chocolate hearts are simple and inexpensive to make, but look like you bought them at a fancy candy store.



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What You'll Need:

  • 1 bag chocolate melts
  • Heart candy molds
  • Filling of your choice (peanut butter, marshmallow, etc.)
  • Decorator bag or Ziplock bag
  • Microwave-safe bowl, fork, spoon, and microwave



Directions:

1. Pour candy melts into a microwave-safe bowl, and hand wash your new chocolate candy molds. I used Wilton chocolate melts and candy molds that I bought at Michaels.

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2. Melt chocolate in the microwave by cooking it for 1 minute at 50 percent power. Stir. Continue cooking in 30 second increments (stirring in between) until the chocolate is smooth and completely melted. Be careful not to overcook...chocolate will burn!

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3. Scoop the melted chocolate into a disposable decorators bag. If you don't have one on hand, you can also use a Zip-lock bag (as I did in this example). Snip one bottom corner off the bag.

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4. Squeeze melted chocolate into the clean (and dry) chocolate candy molds. Only fill them half way full. Lightly tap the tray on the counter to remove air bubbles.

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5. Use a spoon to "paint chocolate onto the sides of the mold, creating a "cup" in the middle of the chocolates for the filling. Place the candy mold into the refrigerator to slightly harden the chocolate.

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6. Remove from the refrigerator and fill the center of your hearts with your filling of choice. In this example I used peanut butter. Only fill the center, leaving a chocolate "rim" around the outside for the chocolate to cover.

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7 Cover the filling and sides with your melted chocolate until it's even with the top of the mold. Lightly tap your candy mold on the counter to remove air bubbles and flatten the back of your chocolate. Place the mold tray in the refrigerator until the chocolate completely hardens.

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8. When the chocolates are hard, flip the mold over and gently twist mold tray to pop the chocolates out. You're finished! Aren't they cute? Put them in a fancy box ( click here to learn to make your own!), or a clear treat bag, and you have a unique Valentine's Day gift!

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Want to add more decoration?

You can melt different color chocolates to decorate the top of your hearts. Follow the directions above for melting, and drizzle your new color onto your hearts using a fork.

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