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Homemade Valentine's Chocolates

Surprise your lover for Valentine's Day with these Homemade Valentine's Chocolates. Filled with candy and made whichever way you and your partner prefer, they are a sure-fire winner this holiday.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade Valentine's Chocolates
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 20
Author LeelaLicious

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces chocolate ~1/2 cup in chips; any kind - dark, semi-sweet, vegan, organic etc.
  • 2 ounces dates pitted; ~1/2 cup before pitting
  • 2 ounces nuts I used equal parts almonds and pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or other flavoring, e.g. coffee, rum, coconut, etc.

Instructions

  1. Place pitted dates in a food processor and whirl until a smooth ball forms. Add nuts and vanilla extract and process until combined.
  2. Melt chocolate in the microwave (in 20 second bursts; stirring in between) or on top of a double boiler. If needed, you can add a little vegetable or coconut oil (1 teaspoon at a time) to make it even smoother.
  3. Use a brush or stick to spread chocolate around the bottom and walls of a heart mold and tap mold down to smooth out chocolate. Place in the fridge or freezer (faster) to set.
  4. Press a little of the filling mixture into each chocolate cavity, but not to the very top. Spread more melted chocolate over the filling and tap again to smooth out. Using a knife or spatula scrape off excess chocolate.
  5. Let the chocolates set up fully in the fridge or freezer, before popping them out of the mold.
  6. Place in mini paper liners for presentation.

Recipe Notes

Amount of melted chocolate needed and actual yield will vary depending on the used mold.