Valentine’s day is coming and we’re making white chocolate cranberry hearts. Yay, chocolate. We try to teach our littles that gifts should come from the heart. It should show people you are thinking about them. So, for valentine’s day (and other holidays) we make our gifts with our hands and from our hearts.
Well, it’s mostly made with our hands. We used our hands to stir the chocolate until smooth. And then poured it over cranberries in to the silicone heart baking mold. Moments like those are ones I know they will remember. Counting out the cranberries (yay math). Watching the chocolate melt in the microwave. Everyone can get involved.
Making gifts also provides an opportunity for our children to think about the people in their lives. To focus on giving instead of getting. It’s also a great opportunity to spend some quality time with them. We have a great time doing it. Not to mention it’s hilarious watching them lick the bowl.
I’m excited to make these chocolates. Especially, since the white chocolate cranberry cheesecake I make during the holidays is always a hit. This spin on that idea is just as delicious. Of course, the best part of
making these is that I never turned on the stove. Woo Hoo.
If you like making your own gifts you could also make a cookie gift jar. Just switch regular chocolate chips for red chocolate chips.
White Chocolate Cranberry Hearts
Makes 6 Chocolate Cranberry Hearts
- 8 ounces of white bakers chocolate
- 1/2 ounce of dried cranberries (4 to 5 cranberries per mold)
Tools: silicone heart baking mold
Place 4 to 5 dried cranberries into mold.
Melt white chocolate in microwave for 30 to 40 seconds.
Stir chocolate until smooth.
Scoop approximately 2 tablespoons of white chocolate into mold on top of cranberries (I use just enough to cover the cranberries).
Place mold in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Gently remove chocolate hearts from mold.
Place chocolate in a gift box, can or decorative bag. Or …. put it on a plate and eat it yourself.