Post by Rebecca of Not-So-SAHM
I love to put together special little packages for my kiddos for Valentine’s Day, but I try to keep it relatively simple. I usually do one small present, one store-bought candy, and a homemade treat. Nothing over the top, just a little extra “We Love You!” from mom and dad. And these two-ingredient super, super simple candies are the perfect fit! No candy thermometer, no real skill involved. Just a little lovin’.
p.s. my kiddos love a peanut butter + chocolate combo and we have no nut allergies, so I used peanut butter. You can use whatever butter works for you and your kiddos — almond, sunflower seed, whatever.
Marbled Valentine Candies
- 1 bag chocolate chips (whatever flavor you favor)
- 12 tablespoons peanut butter (or whatever butter you wish)
- Silicone heart molds
- Place a glass bowl over a small pot of boiling water. Turn heat to low/medium and add chocolate chips to bowl, stirring to melt.
- Spoon a bit of melted chocolate into the bottom of each heart mold. If you’d like more even layers (instead of the marbled effect, tap the mold on your counter top to settle the chocolate). Place in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
- Remove from refrigerator and spoon about 1/2 tablespoon peanut butter into each mold. Spread out using a knife.
- Spoon chocolate over the top of peanut butter, using a knife or tapping to get the top layer even with your mold. Don’t worry if there is some spillage, you can shape the hearts once you remove them from the mold. Place back in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Remove from refrigerator and turn onto a paper towel, popping out candies. Using a knife, smooth out any edges or dripping peanut butter. Keep in a cool place until serving.
Rebecca is a mom to two young kiddos and, in her spare time (ha!), likes to pretend she’s a back-up dancer, craft cocktails, and run long distances. A relatively recent SAHM, she blogs family-friendly activities, DIYs and celebration fun at Not-So-SAHM.