Editor’s Note: this was originally published for last year, but I thought it would be fun to see again!
For the last few years, the hubby and I have spent Valentine’s Day with our good friends Grieg and Dennis for dinner and a movie. This year, Grieg came up with the idea to make your own chocolate hearts for dessert using melted chocolate morsals and a whole sampling of toppings from which to choose. We decorated our hearts before dinner, and our creations were placed in the refrigerator for a few hours, and eaten while we watched a movie – Zombieland. We are the type that believe nothing says I love you more than chocolate and brain sucking zombies (great movie by the way – highly highly recommend!)
Chocolate, toppings, and pictures are all courtesy of Grieg Wehr, of Grieg Wehr Photography
- Melt chocolate morsels in double boiler, or microwave. One 12ounce bag easily made six large hearts
- Cool melted chocolate
- Make desired shape on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. For a heart, we used a piping bag (or plastic bag with corner cut out or even wrapped paper) to squeeze out two dollops of chocolate. Back of spoon was used to make heart-shapes.
- Decorate! Top with extra melted chocolate if desired. Ideas for toppings include: nuts, crumbled oreos, heath bar, whoppers, red-hot candies, M&M’s, raisins
- Refrigerate until firm.