Want to impress someone for Valentine’s Day on the cheap? Try making these super last minute Valentine Hearts on a Stick. They’re ready in less than hour! This post contains affiliate links.
These are made with Reese’s Peanut Butter Valentine Hearts. I bought both the regular hearts and the ones with the Reese’s Pieces inside them, and they both came out looking awesome.
Where do you buy the supplies for Valentine Hearts on Sticks?
If I were you, I’d buy the supplies at Walmart. It’s the one place you can get everything you need all in one place. Otherwise, you’ll need to go to a craft store like Joann or Michaels for all the supplies and then a grocery store for the peanut butter hearts.
How do you make Valentine Hearts on Sticks?
If you’ve never dipped something in chocolate or candy melts, you might be a little worried. But, trust me, these are so easy, you can totally do this.
Here are a few tips to make it as easy as pie:
- Make sure you freeze the hearts for about 10-15 minutes. You want the chocolate cold so it won’t melt and slide off in the candy melt.
- When you melt the candy melts, if the consistency seems more gloppy than smooth, you’ll want to add a pinch or two of EZ Flakes or you’ll want to add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of cooking oil. I prefer the EZ Flakes because it incorporates so much better into the candy melts. But, I have also used oil when I was out of the flakes.
- Do not wait to decorate a heart. Decorate it as soon as you set it down on the wax paper. I waited too long and tried to do two hearts at a time, but the first one had already mostly hardened and wouldn’t hold the sprinkles at all.
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- Shrimp Italiano for 2
- OREO Rice for 1
- Microwave Pecan Pralines
- Chocolate Mug Cake for Two
- 25 Microwave Desserts
- Tray or Cookie Sheet
- Wax Paper
- Lay out the wax paper on a tray or cookie sheet.
- Open the heart peanut butter cups and lay out on the wax paper.
- Gently insert lollipop sticks.
- Freeze for 15 minutes.
- At the last five minutes of freezing, melt the candy melts in 30 second increments in a mug, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. (Mine are usually melted in 1.5 to 2 minutes.)
- IF the lollipop stick seems loose, pull out the lollipop sticks and dip in the candy melt and reinsert.
- Dip each heart into the candy melt until it's completely coated. Shake off excess over the mug.
- Lay the heart back on the wax paper and immediately add sprinkles and sanding sugar. If you don't, it will dry quickly since the chocolate was freezing.
- Allow to dry for an hour (or pop back in the freezer for 15 minutes).
- Insert each heart into a treat bag and tie off with twist tie.
- Attach a valentine and give to friends.