Monday, January 18, 2021

Homemade Heart Sweet Treats


These bite size heart sweet treats are a melt in your mouth delicious goody to create for Valentine's Day! You won't believe they're made with just Ghirardelli white baking chips and cashew nuts formed in pretty silicone heart shape molds! That's it! Quick, easy and simple! 

I was inspired to make this treat from this pin on Pinterest.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of things I didn't like about the recipe. But I loved the pretty end results, so I came up with an easier and simpler way to make a sweet heart shaped treat.

 Of note - this baker refers to white chips as "white chocolate" chips. Even though they're made by Ghirardelli, they are not chocolate since the chips do not contain any type of cocoa. And chocolate whatever, has to have cocoa in it to be called chocolate. Ghirardelli was sued a few years ago for using "white chocolate" on its' packaging and had to pay a steep fine. Nevertheless, the white chips actually taste better than white chocolate according to a "taste test" and are perfect to use in most "white chocolate chip" recipes, including mine!

Ingredients:
Ghirardelli White Baking Chips
Chopped cashews
Wilton's Silicone Stack-N-Melt Candy Mold
Teaspoon for smoothing
Instructions:
Let's begin by hand washing the mold with soapy warm water. Rinse and dry thoroughly.  Then place 12 white chips in each of the twelve heart shape molds.
Place in microwave and time for 2 1/2 minutes at 50 percent power. Remove mold and using a small spoon, gently smooth the melted chips around the heart shape.
Chop about a 1/2 cup of cashews beforehand and .  .  .
spread a layer of chopped cashews over the melted white chips.
Then add 12 more white chips over the nuts. Microwave at half power for 2.5 - 3 minutes. The chips should be melted and ready to smooth out using the back of a teaspoon.
Put the mold in the freezer for thirty minutes for the hearts to firm. Remove from freezer and place mold on a hard surface. Remove treats from molds by gently pushing up on the bottom of the individual molds to release the heart goodies. 
The intricate detailing of the molded treat is very impressive!


Now, it's time for our January Pin Challenge which is - can you guess - Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes! The purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate us to not just pin, but to make it happen! 

For more Pinterest inspired projects from this month's Pinterest Challenge hosts, check out the links below ↓

Now, let's see what the other hosts have created ⇓⇓

8 comments:

  1. Wow, those are so pretty and sound really good! I didn't know that about the lawsuit Ghirardelli had.

    Tania

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  2. So beautiful - would be nice for a wedding too!

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  3. My son was just telling me the same thing about the definition of chocolate and how white chocolate can't really be called that. These look like delicious treats and I just LOVE the mold you found. Pinned.

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  4. I knew about no cocoa in 'white chocolate', but I had no idea Ghirardelli was sued. Anyway, what a simple a lovely treat for Valentine's Day. I think the mold really makes it look so fancy. Pinned.

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  5. Que buena idea ,seguro que están deliciosos ,gracias por compartir.
    Besos

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  6. What a pretty mold! I find it easier to melt ALL the chocolate first in a pitcher and pour it into the mold, tapping the mold makes it spread easily. Here is another recipe to try:
    2 11oz pkg Giradelli white choc chips
    1 cup chopped macadamis nuts
    1 cup dried pineapple, chopped
    1 cup crushed corn chex cereal

    Put last 3 ingredients in a large bowl and pour melted white chocolate over it. Spread out on parchment paper and cool to set. Break into bite size pieces. This can also be poured into your cute molds!

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  7. These are pretty. i love the design of the little hearts. Easy and pretty.

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  8. They sound amazing - and they're SO pretty! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

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