Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I just love making little gifts for my family and friends, especially when it involves chocolate!
This is one of those recipes where I got really creative using my kitchen tools. I grabbed the ice cube tray which turned out to be the perfect vessel for these chocolates.
This recipe is super simple, only takes a little bit of your time and you end up with a really cute gift for the loved ones in your life.
Total Time: 40 minutes
Kitchen Equipment: ice cube tray, parchment paper, baking sheet
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
1 tsp coconut oil
4 marshmallows, cut in quarters lengthwise
red food colouring
1/4 cup white chocolate chips (for decorating)
red, pink or white sprinkles (for decorating)
First, melt the chocolate chips with the coconut oil in a small pot on low heat. Stir constantly until the mixture fully melts and then take off of the heat.
Transfer the melted chocolate to a small mixing bowl and mix in drops of red food colouring, one drop at a time until you reach your desired shade of pink.
Cook’s Note: I used 5 drops of red food colouring to get the colour of pink that I wanted.
Fill in the bottom of your ice cube tray with the pink chocolate (using up about a third of your melted chocolate).
Then, layer in one piece of marshmallow, pressing gently when you lay the piece in the tray.
Fill in the ice cube tray with the remaining chocolate and tap the tray gently on the counter to even out the chocolates.
Put the tray in the freezer for a half-hour to set the chocolates. Then, if you are going to decorate your chocolates, prep a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
After a half-hour, take the ice cube tray out of the freezer and let sit for 5 minutes. Then gently wiggle the ice cube tray and tap the tray down onto the parchment-covered baking sheet to remove the chocolates.
To decorate, melt the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate in your small pot on the oven. Once melted, decorate as you see fit! You can drizzle the chocolate across each chocolate using a spoon, add sprinkles to some chocolates and leave some without sprinkles – it’s totally up to you so have fun with it!
These make a really cute gift for Valentine’s Day and would be a fun recipe to make with your family and friends too.
And I highly recommend you keep a couple for yourself (of course!)
Until the next cooking adventure,