It’s almost Valentine’s Day and to celebrate I’m sharing an easy recipe for homemade candy that you can share with your love, your friends, or just keep to yourself.
Paul and I both love chocolate peanut butter candies, so I made some festive chocolate peanut butter hearts. I kept it simple by only using four ingredients, but I think the end result is still impressive.
To make this chocolate candy, you will need a mold. I got this Wilton heart-shaped mold at Jo-Ann’s last week for less than $3.
Chocolate peanut butter hearts
2 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 teaspoon canola oil
1/4 cup of smooth peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey, divided
1 teaspoon salt
Melt the chocolate chips with the oil. There are several methods you could use. I put the chocolate chips in a small saucepan on top off a wide pan filled with 1″ of water. Bring the water to a boil and then turn it to low. Stir until all the chips are melted and the consistency is smooth. The pan set up will be like a double broiler, so if you have one of those just use it instead.
Once the chips are melted, spread a thin layer of chocolate into each of the mold cavities. You can use a toothpick to paint the sides of the mold. Place the mold in the freezer to firm up.
Melt peanut butter in a separate saucepan with some honey and table salt. If you have sea salt, even better. Place a small amount of melted peanut butter in the center of each mold. (I ended up with leftover peanut butter, but it’s better to have too much than not enough.)
Spoon in enough melted chocolate to cover the rest of the mold. Place in the freezer or refrigerator to firm up.