This Valentine's Day your child can impress her loved ones with adorable homemade chocolates. Although they look elaborate, no one has to know that making bite-sized chocolates is actually as simple as pouring a melted chocolate bar into tiny molds (such as silicone ice cube trays). Top them with fruit, nuts, or sprinkles and voila—you'll have a delicious, personalized treat that says "I love you" all over it!
What You Need:
- Two 3.5-ounce chocolate bars
- Silicone ice cube tray or other small, flexible mold
- Decorative toppings (nuts, fresh or dried fruit, candy, sprinkles)
What You Do:
- Break the chocolate bars into small pieces and place them into a one-cup glass measuring cup.
- Microwave the cup of chocolate pieces on low heat for 20 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir gently with a spoon. Repeat the process until the chocolate is just melted. Be careful not to overheat it!
- Pour a small amount of melted chocolate into each section of the ice cube tray, making sure not to overfill them. Each section should be about three-quarters full.
- Carefully add a small amount of topping to each chocolate.
- Place the tray in the refrigerator and let the chocolates chill until hard.
- Remove the chocolates from the tray as you would remove ice cubes, pressing gently on the bottom of each one.
- Present the chocolates in a small box or on a plate covered with plastic wrap.