Chocolate roses, chocolate squares, chocolate bark, chocolate drizzle, and of course little chocolate hearts.
Did I mention chocolate too much? Not nearly enough when Valentine’s Day is involved!
Valentine’s Day and chocolate will always go hand in hand. This year I decided to make some decadent chocolate hearts!
Dark rich chocolate can be made with 3 ingredients. It’s magical watching the warm honey and cacao butter blend together with the powdery cacao to create a thick & creamy liquid chocolate.
There’s no limit to creativity when you make your own chocolate delicacies. I used heart-shaped molds that I picked up at a thrift store and small spice bowls to create little chocolate drops. Use whatever you have!
I sometimes add small amounts of nuts, dried berries or candied ginger. Again, let your creativity and personal taste take the centre stage.
If I was going to gift these I would use a small tin, unbleached parchment paper and cooking twine to tie a hand written note of love. These are for my family though, so no wrapping is necessary. They will be gone by the time you read this!
Anyone who receives homemade chocolate will feel the warmth of love and get to experience something truly decadent and delicious. I take a bit of this chocolate followed by a sip of fresh brewed coffee lightened with almond milk and it is a divine experience.
Honey, cacao butter and cacao powder. 3 simple ingredients combined. Chocolate, oh how I love thee!
Here is the exact recipe that I used for these chocolates. Instead of making bark, I chose to pour the warm chocolate into molds to create these fun shapes.
Happy Valentine’s Day everybody!