I don’t know about you guys but after dinner I always find myself looking for some chocolates to eat. I guess it’s my (very) sweet tooth. When I go grocery shopping I always pass by the candy aisle and I look for specials on the Dove Chocolate Promises. I tell my husband that the chocolates are for the pretty glass candy jar that we have in our living room. But guess who always ends up eating them? Me! Sometimes he goes after them too! Both of us are chocoholics, but then again who isn’t?!?
About a month ago I was out shopping and I came across this really cute heart mold! It was so cheap that I couldn’t pass it up, so I caved in and I bought it! I couldn’t wait to use my heart mold and what better way than to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
- Chocolate Heart Mold
- Chocolate Melting Wafers
- Red Disco Dust
- Heatproof Bowl
Start by melting the chocolate wafer in a heatproof bowl. I used the microwave method: 30 seconds on high, take it out, stir well and if there are additional pieces of unmelted chocolate return to the microwave for another 30 seconds. Repeat this process until all the chocolate has melted. Next fill the heart mold cavities with the melted chocolate. Once all your cavities are filled lift your mold and give it a few soft taps to release any air bubbles that are trapped in the cavities. As you can see in the picture below a few air bubbles came up!
You can either leave your mold on your counter top so the chocolate hardens. Or if you are anything like me (slightly impatient) just pop it in the refrigerator for 5 minutes and the chocolate will harden faster! Once they have hardened, pop your chocolate hearts out of the mold.
Cut a piece of wax paper to place underneath your heart chocolates so that it catches any excess disco dust. Wet the tip of a small puffy brush with water. Brush a small amount of water onto the chocolate. Dip the same brush into the disco dust and with small strokes apply the disco dust onto the chocolates.
Tip: It is best to use the same color of chocolate and disco dust so that you don’t see a different color peeking out under the disco dust. I used white chocolate because it was what I had on hand but I had to apply twice as much disco dust to get an even coverage.
Here is a close up of the glammed up chocolate hearts. They look so pretty and shiny!
I can’t wait to have one, two or maybe even three of these! Wait I didn’t really do them for me… I guess I’ll pack them up for my hubby for Valentine’s Day in a cute box and surprise him!
I hope everyone has a happy and romantic Valentine’s Day!