I created this little project for those who have kids. This is cheap, easy, and a lot more creative than giving balloons or a box of chocolates (don’t even get me started on flowers). Make these as a project at home with the kids, or your own cute edible craft of love. I also envisioned these as little centerpieces for a party.
- Pretzels ( Pretzel Crisps work great, as there is more surface area for the chocolate to adhere to)
- An assortment of Valentine’s Day candies
- Popsicle sticks or pretty paper straws
Melt your chocolate either in a double boiler, chocolate fondue pot, or slowly in the microwave (12 second spurts of heat, mixing in between).
If your chocolate does not become smooth you can add a little oil or paramount crystals.
Use chocolate to glue two Pretzel Crisps into a heart shape. Allow to harden on wax or parchment paper. Using a fork, drop the heart into the chocolate and cover. Lift up with fork, shaking off excess chocolate, and lay back on wax paper to harden.
Once cool and hard, turn over and drop a little puddle of chocolate on back.
Place a Popsicle stick or paper straw on melted chocolate, then spoon a little more on top so that it is secure.
Select a variety of candy to decorate the front of your heart.
I decided to go for a more unique color palette by switching the red out for more black. The color choice is up to you. Dab a little chocolate on the front of the hearts to adhere the candy.
Place in a little bucket or vase. The little buckets were found in the dollar section at Target, and the shredded paper can be purchased at the Dollar Store. If you would like to order online, click on the images of products under the ingredient list.
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