Valentine Homemade Reese’s Chocolate Heart
Are you ready to take your Valentine's Day game to the next level? Forget about store-bought chocolates and generic gifts – this year, it's all about creating something truly extraordinary. Get ready to impress your loved ones with the ultimate treat: homemade Reese's Chocolate Hearts! In this blog post, we'll guide you step-by-step through the process of crafting these delectable delights that will melt hearts and taste buds alike. So, grab your apron and let's dive into a world of sweet indulgence where love meets chocolate perfection!
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with some decadent homemade treats? One of our all-time favorites is the classic Reese's chocolate heart. This iconic combination of creamy peanut butter filling and rich milk chocolate coating has been a go-to for Valentine's Day gifts for years.
But why settle for store-bought when you can make your own perfectly delicious version at home? Not only is it more budget-friendly, but it also adds a personal touch that will surely impress your loved ones. So, put on your apron and get ready to learn how to make the perfect homemade Valentine's Reese's chocolate heart!
The key to making these irresistible treats lies in using high-quality ingredients and following a few simple steps. Don't worry, this recipe may sound fancy, but it's actually quite easy to make. Even if you're not an experienced baker or candy maker, you can still achieve professional-looking results.
Valentine Homemade Heart Reese’s Chocolate Heart
Yield: 15-20 Reese’s
Silicone Heart Mold
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Idle Time: 35 minutes
1 cup peanut butter
¼ cup unsalted butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces semi sweet chocolate, melted
4 ounces, milk chocolate melted
In a mixing bowl, add the peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and salt. Blend together until smooth and creamy.
Then add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Mix again until thoroughly combined and a thick peanut butter dough is formed.
Take the heart silicone mold and press a large tablespoonful of the peanut butter mixture into each mold. Adding more if needed to fill each slot to the top.
Once you have used all the peanut butter mixture, place the mold into the freezer for 20 minutes.
While the hearts harden, melt the semi sweet and milk chocolate bars over a double boiler on the stove or in the microwave, stirring at 30 second intervals.
Prep an are with the peanut butter hearts, melted chocolate, sprinkles and a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
Remove all the hearts from the mold, placing on the baking sheet.
Dip each heart into the melted chocolate and coat thoroughly. Use a fork to lift the hearts out of the chocolate and gently shake to let the excess drip off.
Place the heart back onto the parchment covered baking sheet and immediately top with the Valentine's Day sprinkles.
Repeat with the rest of the hearts and then place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to allow the chocolate to completely cool.
Package in bags for Valentine's or Galentine's treats or eat immediately!
This dessert is best eaten when baked, not to be stored for later.
Valentine's Day is all about showing love and appreciation to the important people in our lives. And what better way to do that than by creating a delicious homemade treat? You've learned how to make the perfect homemade Valentine's Reese's chocolate heart, now it's time to share it with your loved ones.
Not only is sharing your creation with others a great way to spread love and joy, but it also allows you to showcase your skills and creativity in the kitchen. Your friends and family will be impressed by your homemade treat, and it will surely bring a smile to their faces.
One of the best things about making this Valentine's Reese's chocolate heart is that it can be personalized for each person. You can use different types of chocolate, add various fillings like nuts or dried fruits, or even decorate them with sprinkles or edible glitter. This allows you to cater to everyone's taste buds and create a unique experience for each individual.
Another great idea is to package your homemade treats in pretty boxes or bags and give them as gifts. This works especially well if you are planning on giving out multiple hearts, such as for classroom exchanges or office coworkers. Not only does this show thoughtfulness, but it also adds an extra touch of charm to your gift.