These days, simple recipes are the best recipes.
It’s been three weeks since our water heater broke and ruined the kitchen and living room. Three weeks of no carpet, and no tile, and a lot of extra dust and dirt, and furniture and boxes stacked where they don’t belong.
I think we may be nearing the end, but man, does the whole insurance claim/rebuilding thing take FOREVER.
It could be worse – I’m thankful we have a home! But with all this dust and mess, I just NEED simple dishes these days. And Valentine’s Day is this week! I did manage to run out this weekend and pick up a few little things for Valentine’s Day gifts. I also had time to experiment with making more chocolate hearts. These little treats are so perfect for last minute gifts. They are made with just three ingredients – it doesn’t get any simpler than that!
These little hearts are just my cup of tea! I don’t need a box of fancy chocolates – I just need my dark chocolate and peanut butter with some crunchy salt on top. Molding those three ingredients into cute little hearts makes me happy – what a perfect Valentine’s Day treat. If you can’t do peanut butter, you could try sunbutter, or you could just do solid chocolate. Either way, give these a try – the amount of effort is so minimal, but the result is delicious.
- ½ cup dairy free chocolate chips
- 3½ Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- several pinches of large flake sea salt
- Place a few flakes of sea salt in each heart in a silicone heart shaped candy mold. Set aside.
- Place the dairy free chocolate chips in a glass bowl and microwave on high for one minute. Stir and microwave in 10 second intervals until melted and smooth.
- Add the peanut butter, a couple of pinches of sea salt, and stir, but not too well. You want some streaks of peanut butter to show amidst the chocolate.
- Using a small spoon, fill each heart with the chocolate peanut butter mixture. Don't overfill, it should be close to the top but not overflowing.
- Cover the tray with waxed paper and refrigerate until hard and set, about 6 hours. Remove from silicone mold.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
See how easy they are? And how much more delicious they are than store bought candy? You must make these. But please don’t blame me once you’ve accidentally eaten 6 or 8 of them. ;)
Are you making Valentine’s treats this week?