These jewelled delights make me so happy. They’re delicious, adorable and ridiculously easy to make! I seem to be making a habit of creating easy recipes for Valentine’s Day – I wonder what that says about the amount of effort I put into it!
I’ve never been a big believer in Valentine’s Day, but I am a sucker for heart-shaped things. I’ve got heart-shaped doughnut tins, heart-shaped chocolate molds, heart ice cube trays, cake tins, tart tins, marshmallows… The list goes on!
So when I was dreaming up Valentine’s goodies, I knew they had to be heart shaped.
My chocolates are a little bit jazzy, with all the glittery sprinkles, but there is no reason you couldn’t make these little treats more personalised. Change up your colour scheme to suit your loved one’s tastes – just because I went for pinks and reds (which, come on, everyone thinks of around Valentine’s Day) doesn’t mean you have to!
Anyone you make these for will be grateful – chocolate and lollies and sprinkles are a match made in heaven!
Bejewelled chocolate hearts
- 100g milk chocolate
- 1/4 cup assorted lollies/sprinkles
To start, you’ll need to have some chocolate moulds. I bought mine off eBay years ago, they’re pretty easy to come by.
Grab your lollies and sprinkles. I went for mini marshmallows, little jelly tots, mini M&Ms and an assortment of sprinkles
that I found at Woolies. Aim to put one of the bigger lollies in each of the moulds, follow with M&Ms, then top up with the assorted other sprinkles, saving the smallest of the sprinkles until last. Make sure you have a few different shades or colours in the mix, it keeps things interesting.
Melt your chocolate by stirring it in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Remove from the heat when the chocolate is almost entirely melted and continue mixing until the last few lumps are gone. Gently spoon your chocolate into the moulds, over the sprinkles and lollies. Pop any air bubbles that may have formed on the surface, then give the moulds a gentle shake to ensure that the chocolate works its way into all the nooks and crannies.
Pop in the fridge for at least one hour, and pop out from the moulds when you’re ready to serve.
Don’t hang around, these babies are so delicious that they’ll be snapped up in a heartbeat!
Looking for more easy Valentine’s Day recipes? Look no further, I’ve got you covered. Click the picture that takes your fancy to find out the recipe: