This Valentine chocolate mold post is by our Sunday Sweets contributor Melissa…Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner I thought I would dust off the old candy molds and show you how to make some easy candy hearts. These cute and tasty candies can be used to top cupcakes or a cake.
Valentine Chocolate Mold Tutorial:
You will need a heart candy mold, 2 different kinds of wafer candy melts of any color and flavor and decorating squeeze bottles. I am using white and pink Wilton Candy Melts.
Place the wafers in a microwave safe bowl. Then microwave and stir in increments of 30 seconds until completely melted.
Then slowly pour the melted candy into the decorating squeeze bottles. It can get a bit messy so I use a small spoon to help with the pouring.
Using the pink candy bottle, outline and then fill in the smaller heart inside of the candy mold making sure not to overfill. Place into the freezer for 2 minutes or until the candy has hardened.
Remove from freezer and outline the medium sized heart with the melted white candy. Again making sure not to overfill and leaving room for another layer. Place into the freezer for another 2 minutes or until hardened.
Once that has hardened remove from freezer and finish filling the candy molds with the pink melted candy.
If you want the back of the candy to be flat you can use a spatula to wipe the excess candy. I am using these for cupcakes so no one will see the backs. Place in freezer for about 5 minutes or until completely hardened. Then remove from freezer.
To remove the candy from the mold gently tap the corner of the candy mold on a table or counter. You might have to tap a couple of times but they should pop out fairly easy.
This will be the finished product.
You can put them on top of cupcakes for a sweet touch, use them as decorations on a cake, or eat them just as is. Have a Happy St. Valentine’s Day and enjoy!
Thank you so much to Melissa of Sweet & Tasty Pastry for sharing this recipe with us. I’m sure your little ones with love these! Be sure to follow Melissa on Facebook for more decorating ideas. If you try this tutorial, head over to her Facebook page to let her know what you thought of it. If you are in the Providence, Rhode Island area, I think you just found your new baker!