Chocolate Valentines

At Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop, we love chocolate, so it’s no surprise to us that chocolate plays a significant role in the celebration of Valentine’s Day. Store shelves are full of chocolate this time of year, with the huge variety of chocolates available today on full display. While a heart shaped box of chocolates is hard to resist, this year you can really impress your valentine by skipping the candy aisle and making up a batch of handmade chocolates yourself.

With American Heritage Historic Chocolate Drink mix, chocolate making at home is quick and easy. All you need is a canister of drink mix and something to use as a chocolate mold. These heart shaped chocolates were made in a seasonally shaped ice mold.

The rich dark chocolate taste of American Heritage Chocolate is perfect for Valentine’s Day, but the best part about making these chocolates is customizing them with your valentine’s favorite ingredients.   Chopped nuts, white chocolate chips, or red sprinkles are a few good options, but this is where you can really get creative and have fun as a chocolate maker.Instructions:

  1. Prepare any ingredients you will be adding to the chocolates. Remove from packaging and chop into small pieces if necessary. Set aside when they are ready to add to the chocolate.
  2. Measure 1 cup of American Heritage Historic Chocolate Drink. Place half of the measured chocolate in a microwave safe container and set the other half aside.
  3. Microwave the chocolate until it is melted, about 2-3 minutes. Stir until it is smooth, and then stir in the remaining half of the chocolate until it is fully melted.
  4. Working quickly, spoon the melted chocolate into the molds. Sprinkle on additional ingredients and press gently into the chocolate.
  5. Place the mold in the refrigerator and allow the chocolates to harden completely. Pop the chocolates out of the molds, wrap in pretty packaging, and deliver to your valentine on February 14.

One Comment on “Chocolate Valentines

  1. Pingback: Chocolate’s Romantic Reputation and Valentine’s Day Magic | From the Hearth & Home of Mrs. Newark Jackson

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