DIY a chocolate heart on a stick to celebrate this valentine with excitement and joy and create some worth remembering memories with your loved ones!
Valentine’s Day is around the corner and it’s always touching to make something special for your loved ones. No matter the size or the shape, handmade valentine’s gifts always win the heart of the receiver. Be it a magnificent card or a simple chocolate heart on a stick, you can make anything for your valentine to be! Below is one such DIY that guides you to make chocolate hearts on a stick and arrange them on cakes, or wrap them like candies. These hearts are exceptionally adorable and easy to make as well. You can even drink them in a hot cup of chocolate. Follow the steps below to surprise your valentine with your culinary skills and deep love for them.
Chocolate Heart On A Stick DIY
Recipe – 1
- Tupperware or microwave-safe bowl
- Plastic bag
- Remove the chocolate candies from the foil wrappers and put them in the microwave-safe bowl.
- Heat the chocolate in micrwave for about 1.5 minutes while stirring them at 30-second interval.
- Once the chocolate melts, add two teaspoons of flavored extract to it.
- With a piping bag, pour the chocolate mix into the mould.
- Once you fill all the chocolate, gently tap the mould to even out the surface.
- Now cut the popsicle stick or paper straws into two halves. Place the popsicle stick or paper straws in the middle of each chocolate heart.
- If you wish, you may add sprinkles to the chocolate to make it more attractive.
- Now let the chocolate harden for about 30 minutes.
- Gently pull these chocolates out from the molds and decorate them as you like!
Recipe – 2
- Heart-Shaped Silicone Mould
- White Chocolate Chips
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Red, Pink, and White Nonpareils
- Pink and White Paper Straws
- Purple Bakers Twine
- Microwave safe bowl
- Make sure to clean and dry your heart silicone mold before starting to make the chocolates. This is because any leftover water can make your chocolate seize. Hence, it is essential to make sure that the mould is completely dry.
- Now take a microwave-safe bowl and place the white or semi chocolate chips into it. Melt it in the microwave for one and a half minute while stirring it in between. This will prevent any bubbles or lumps.
- Once the chocolate melts, carefully pour the chocolate into the heart-shaped moulds. Sprinkle the nonpareils to make it look more appetizing.
- Now cut the paper straws into half an place one each in the heart-shaped mould as the stick.
- Put the mould in the freezer to let the chocolate hearts set entirely.
- Take the mould out after 2-3 hours and carefully remove the chocolates from the silicone moulds.
- Now, add the baker’s twine on top of the sticks.
- Enjoy them by simply warming up a mug of milk. Stir the heart-shaped chocolate into the warm milk until it fully dissolves into it.
Recipe – 3
- 3 tbsp sprinkles
- 150 g milk chocolate
- Small mixing bowls
- Paper straws
- Heart-shaped candy mold
- Put some sprinkles in the bottom of each mould to cover the base of the mould.
- Now melt the chocolate in the microwave-safe bowl. Melt the chocolate in the microwave.
- Once the chocolate melts, pour it in the mould on the top of the sprinkles.
- Use a dough scraper or spatula to remove the excess chocolate from the surface of the mould.
- Cut the paper straws into four parts and gently place them into each of the chocolate moulds.
- Keep the mould aside for 10 minutes.
- Put the mould in the fridge for the chocolate to set.
- Once the chocolate is fully set, pop out the chocolates carefully.
- Jimmies are the most common type of sprinkle present in sprinkle blends and come mainly in colors of the rainbow.
- Nonpareils are the teeny tiny pearl-like beads that are usually used as an accent sprinkle. They are typically found in bright colors.
- You can add pearls or sugar pearls to sprinkle blends as they have a fruity taste to them.
- Quins are the most interesting sprinkles and are quite soft with a tiny bit of chew to them.
- Another type of sprinkle is sugar which includes sanding sugar to coarse sugar to chunky sugar.
Few Additional Ingredients
If you wish to be more thoughtful about your valentine, below are some additional ingredients that you can add to your chocolate hearts.
Chop them into small pieces and spread them as a topping throughout the chocolate. Or you can insert individual chocolates into the heart as well.
You may crush a biscuit or shortbread and add them to the chocolate as it will be a delicious topping.
Another interesting option to add to the chocolate is candied orange or lemon peel. It will be a lovely addition to the chocolate as it will give a punch to it.
Popcorns can be an excellent addition too, be it salty, sweet, or toffee popcorn. These popcorns add a lovely crunch to the chocolate. However, keep in mind that the size of the chocolate shouldn’t be too big.
Tips for a Perfect Chocolate Heart On a Stick
- Most sprinkles will have a ‘best before’ rather than ‘use by date’. You must follow a ‘use-by’ date strictly; else, it can spoil your whole recipe. However, it is more of a suggestion to follow, if there is a ‘best before’ date.
- Most chocolates should last at least a couple of weeks if you store them in an airtight container.
- Store the chocolates out of direct sunlight and somewhere not too warm.
- To avoid seizing, make sure that the bowl and other utensils you’re using are completely dry.
Make chocolate hearts on a stick to surprise your valentine with some sweetness and your intense love for them! If you indeed end up trying any of the above recipes, share your experience with our fellow readers in the comment sections.