If you are wanting to give your SWEET HEART a Homemade Dessert this year, here is an easy DIY candy.
I happened to pick up Craisins Buy One Get One Free and was excited to put them to good use in a yummy recipe. I had seen heart molds at Walmart and thought why not combine two of my favorite things, White Chocolate and Dried Cranberries.
All you need to make this is a package of White Chocolate for baking, dried cranberries, and a heart-shaped mold. The 4oz package of white chocolate makes around 10 of these. (Next time I am getting the larger box.) If you don’t have a heart-shaped mold, you can use any shape or try small cupcake baking cups.
Place around 5-7 dried cranberries in the bottom of each heart. Melt the chocolate in the microwave according to the packaging. It took me around 3 – 30 second intervals stirring each time. (The box recommends it a little differently.)
Pour enough chocolate into each mold to cover the cranberries. Place this in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Once it is completely set, you can push the chocolate hearts out of the mold, flip them over, and that is it. Feel free to shave off any excess chocolate with a butter knife.
I think these would be perfect for a tea party, shower dessert, or wedding place setting. If you are looking for a way to gift these for Valentine’s Day or an Anniversary, layer wax paper in a box with 2 to 3 hearts on each layer.
These are so pretty and super sweet, I could only eat one heart at each sitting. They taste so good!
Do you make a variation of this dessert? What is your favorite dish to use dried cranberries in?
If you try making these, let me know how it goes.