Easy Layered Chocolate Hearts
These easy layered chocolate hearts are so simple to make and a fun activity for kids too.
Servings Prep Time
14chocolates 10 minutes
Passive Time
30minutes
Servings Prep Time
14chocolates 10 minutes
Passive Time
30minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Break up the milk chocolate and place in a glass bowl.
  2. Place glass bowl on top of a pan of boiling water on the stove. Heat gently and stir to melt the chocolate. You can also melt in the microwave, but I think it is more fun for kids to watch the chocolate melting. Up to you! Make sure you keep small children a safe distance away from the stove and the boiling water.
  3. Allow chocolate to cool for 2 or 3 minutes, until bowl is safe to touch. Place on the table, along with the mini m&m’s, some teaspoons (or baby spoons work well!) and the clean and dried ice cube tray.
  4. Put a few mini m&m’s in the bottom of each of the hearts. Then use the teaspoons to put a layer of chocolate on top. Continue in all of the hearts until you have used all of the chocolate.
  5. Repeat a second layer of m&m’s, so that the hearts are about half full. When layering the hearts (if you trust your kids to not eat all of the ingredients!) you can just give them the spoons and let them get on with it! They might choose to do their layers in a different way!
  6. Place the hearts in the fridge for around 10 – 15 minutes or until it starts to harden.
  7. While you are waiting, repeat the melting process for the white chocolate.
  8. Take the chocolates out of the fridge and top with a layer of white chocolate. You can place some more m&m’s on top if you like.
  9. Put the chocolates back in the fridge for another 15 minutes or so until they have hardened. You can also just leave them in a cool area to harden, although they will take longer.
  10. When the chocolate has hardened, gently press the hearts out of the tray. Place in a special tray, gift box or bag ready for Valentines Day!
Recipe Notes

Make sure you keep small children a safe distance away from the stove and the boiling water.

Note that the milk chocolate sometimes gets a little white after a day or so due to the melting process Рbut it tastes just as yummy!