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We like to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family. It’s never been just my husband and I exchanging gifts with each other, we’ve always included our kiddos. And of course there’s the class parties, teacher gifts, and Valentine’s card exchanges. Over the years, I’ve realized that it’s a sweet day to teach the kids about giving and blessing others. One of my favorite things to do is make goodies in the kitchen to give to friends, teachers, and neighbors. Often, my youngest son will join me and together we create a yummy goodie. This year, we’re making M&M’s® Red Velvet candy hearts.
This recipe is so simple, and it’s perfect to do make with a little helper in the kitchen.
I always enjoy the fun seasonal flavors that M&M’s® comes up with, and the Valentine’s red velvet is one of my favorites!
1 bag of M&M’s® Red Velvet candy
1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 bag of white chocolate chips
1/4 tsp shortening
Heart shaped candy mold (silicone molds work well so you can easily pop out your candies)
Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips for about 1 minute in microwave, stirring every 20 seconds until well melted.
When ready, spoon into candy molds. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, repeat process with the white chocolate chips, adding the shortening to help the white chocolate spread easily on top of the refrigerated chocolate.
While the white chocolate is still soft, add the M&M’s® Red Velvet candy and sprinkles.
This is the part that your young kitchen helper will like doing.
Don’t let them handle the warm chocolate, but let them have at it decorating the tops of the candy!
Maybe your candy mold will look as crazy fun as mine did once we were finished making them. It became quite the abstract art project.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before removing from the candy mold and serving.
When you pop them out of the molds, they’ll be beautiful.
If the candy sits out at room temperature for too long, it may start to get soft again.
If this happens, no worries, just pop them back in the fridge for a few minutes and they’re good as new.
If you’re like me, then you’ll agree that there’s no such thing as too much chocolate. If you like to anchor the flavors of your white, semi-sweet, or flavored chocolates with a darker one, then DOVE® Promises in dark chocolate are the perfect compliment.
See more great M&M’s® Red Velvet recipe and party ideas at myconfectioncorner.com/valentines-day where you can also download a coupon to save on your M&M’s® purchase.
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I’d love to hear, what are your Valentine’s Day traditions? Do you have a fun recipe that you’d like to share?
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