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Valentines Day Chocolates

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Create some special handmade chocolates for a loved one this Valentine's Day. They are surprisingly quick and easy to make and look very special if you package them nicely.



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Time: 15 minutes plus several hours to set
Age: Any age
Level: Easy

Materials
(Makes about 8 chocolates)
120g chocolate
Spoonful of oil
Heart shaped chocolate mould or IKEA heart shaped ice cube tray
Bowl, cellophane and ribbon



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Method
Break the chocolate into chunks and melt gently in microwave, 10 seconds at a time. Be careful not to let the chocolate bubble.



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Ready to melt


Add a spoonful of oil to the melted chocolate and stir.
Spoon the melted chocolate into the heart shaped moulds.



IKEA heart mold, chocolate, making chocolate at home


Tap the tray to let any air bubbles out.



IKEA heart mold, chocolate, making chocolate at home
Ready to chill


Put into the fridge for at least an hour.
When set, pop the chocolates out of the mould.



Homemade chocolates, heart chocolates, homemade Valentines chocolates, chocolate gift




Homemade chocolates, heart chocolates, homemade Valentines chocolates, chocolate gift


Return the chocolates to the fridge.
When chilled again, package them in a pretty bowl, cellophane and ribbon. Store in the fridge.



Homemade chocolates, heart chocolates, homemade Valentines chocolates, chocolate gift


Categories
#Valentines Day
#Chocolate
#Fun food
#Gift
#Heart
#Easy
#Any age
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