It’ll soon be Valentine’s Day and if you’re anything like me you’ve left it to the last minute! If you’re looking for something quick and easy to make for your beloved, then I have got your back! I’m sharing how you can make Homemade Valentine’s Candies!
Homemade Valentine’s Candies
These candies are really quick to make – half an hour, tops! You will need…
- Candy Melts in your colour choice(s) – I used pink.
- Candy foil wrappers
- Heart candy mould
I bought all of these items in Hobbycraft, but you can also purchase them online. If you can find Candy Melts, you could melt down chocolate (white, dark, milk – whatever your loved one’s favourite is!) and use that instead of candy.
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It is unlikely that you’ll need to use the whole bag of Candy Melts, so melt a large handful, and if you need more, melts some more. You can melt them in the microwave – I do it in short bursts, or in a bowl over simmering water on the hob (much like you would melt chocolate).
I find it easier to put the melted candy into a piping bag (or food bag with the tip snipped off) to pipe the goo into the moulds, but you can also spoon it in if you wish.
When you have filled the mould, give it a quick tap to disperse any air bubbles. I do this by lifting it from the counter a little way and dropping it back down. Place the mould in the fridge to set – I find Candy Melts harden very quickly, and they’ll probably be done in about 10-15 minutes.
When the candies have set, turning over the mould is usually enough for them to fall out – but if not, a little wiggle of the tray will soon have them popping out.
I halved the foil candy sheets and wrapped them around each heart candy, smoothing them over the surface and scrunching it closed at the back. You’ll soon discovered a method that is best for you.
With all of your candies wrapped, simply put them into a suitable box to present them to your loved one! A lovely sweet treat for them to enjoy – or to share with each other ♥