Harriet chose to make some little chocolate hearts while Emma picked the lollipops!
You will need:
- Chocolate (we just picked up the Tesco basics chocolate in both the milk and white varieties but you can choose any you like)
- Moulds (the lollipops were from the internet and the hearts were from Hobbycraft - they are really cheap and you can use them again and again so you really do get your money's worth!)
- If you're making the lollipops, you'll need some sticks
- Clear bags
- Plain labels
- Ribbon or colourful tape
- Saucepan, bowl and spoon
Step one: Break your chocolate in to small pieces and put it in a bowl.
Step two: Fill a saucepan with water and place the bowl over the water (not touching it though!), keep stirring it until it's completely melted.
Step three: Pour the chocolate into the moulds - why not try creating patterns using two or more different types of chocolate? If you're doing the lollipops you need to put the sticks in at this point!
Step four: Pop them in the fridge until they set.
Step five: Put a lollipop or a couple of the hearts into a bag, wrap ribbon around the top or some colourful tape to seal.
Step six: Attach a label to them which you can decorate and write a lovely message on! Harriet chose to close her bag with some red tape and then stick some ribbon on to the labels while Emma used the ribbon to close the bag!
Step seven: Hand them out to your loved ones (or eat them all yourself, we won't judge you!)
Although these are perfect for Valentine's you can use them any time throughout the year - keeping the kids busy, birthday presents, or even try popping something like a fruit juice in the moulds and freezing them to keep cool in the summer!
H & E x