Heart Chocolates

5 Nov

I know it’s not Valentine’s day.  Not even close.  But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to make heart-shaped chocolates.  They’re simple to make and they look so elegant.  Make them for someone you love.

Or for yourself.

I don’t judge.

You’ll need chocolate.  One bar of chocolate- I used Lindt 70%, but feel free to use milk chocolate or even white chocolate.  Whatever floats your boat.

You’ll also need some chocolate molds- buy them at any craft store.  Mine are shaped like hearts, but this recipe works for whatever shape you’d like.

And the secret gadget- a turkey baster.

This is great for making chocolates without making a huge mess.  Be sure to clean it really well before and after you fill the chocolate molds.

Break up the chocolate into pieces- no need to chop it up.  Melt it in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir, then microwave for 20 more seconds, and stir again.  You don’t want to put the chocolate in the microwave for too long, or else it  will overheat and get all yucky.

Now use the baster to squirt the chocolate into each mold, and place them in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.

Pop them out onto a piece of parchment paper, then refrigerate for another 15 minutes.

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