For many, Valentine's Day is as much about the pocketbook as it is about love. From expensive flowers, to fancy dinner reservations to $50 boxes of chocolate, this holiday of love can quickly add up, making it less romantic and more stressful for those on a budget.
Save your pennies and still woo your mate by giving him or her a box of these homemade chocolates. These easy and delicious, three step candies are the perfect way to say "I love you" without going broke!
The great thing about these chocolates is how little time they require and how few ingredients they need! With just a bag of chocolate chips and melted butter, you can create milky, smooth, decadent chocolate bites that taste just as good as the kind you buy. Plus, these candies are customizable, so you can add whatever you'd like to truly make them one of a kind. Nothing but the best for your valentine, am I right?
Homemade milk chocolate hearts recipe
Yields 10 pieces
2 cups milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter
In a microwave safe bowl, heat chocolate chips with butter for 30 seconds. Stir and heat an additional 30 - 45 seconds, or until chocolate is fully melted.
Using a Wilton mini heart candy mold, scoop or pour chocolate into each heart cavity. Use a knife to level off the bottoms so they are smooth.
Place mold in the refrigerator and chill for at least an hour, or until candy is hard. Gently knock candy out of molds. Using decorative icing, gel or sprinkles, decorate candy to your preference. For a fun effect, give them to your valentine in a heart-shaped box!
Give your love something from the heart with these delicious heart candies, and save a few bucks too!