These adorable little heart sweets are super easy to make. Heart candy is fun for kids and makes a super gift to give to friends and loved ones. They are a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or as an end of year gift for teachers and friends.
You can make these little heart shaped Valentine treats in lots of mix and match colours and each one is a perfect bite size.
I like to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family. It prompts lots discussions about the joy of sharing and giving to others. These Heart Candy Sweets are great fun for the whole family to sit down and make together.
While you’re here you might like to pin or bookmark some of our other favourite Valentine ideas to try later too. Jewelled Hearts look gorgeous on the window, Felt Necklaces and Stick Buddies are great to make for friends and Scratch Cards are a great way to surprise loved ones with a special message.
How To Make Valentine Sweets
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Valentine Sweets Ingredients
- Coloured Fondant US / UK
- Rolling Pin
- Baking Parchment
- Mini Heart Cutters (3 sizes) US /UK
- Pastry Brush
- Saucer Of Water
How To Make Easy Heart Candy
To make our valentine sweets we chose five different colours of fondant: red, two shades of pink, white and blue. It didn’t take us long to make enough heart candy to share with a class of thirty children.
To make your Valentine sweets roll each colour of fondant thinly between two sheets of baking parchment. We rolled our sugar paste to about a 1 mm.
Next cut 3 different sizes of hearts with your mini cutters, in a selection of colours for each sweet you want to make. These cutters are so nifty and fun to use. They cut into the fondant really easily and have a little push top to release the cut out heart so you don’t have to fiddle to get them out!
Lay out your biggest hearts and dampen the pastry brush in the saucer of water and dab it onto each large heart. (You just want it slightly damp, not dripping.)
Quickly put a medium heart of a different colour on top of each big heart.
Repeat the process with the medium hearts, putting a little heart on the top of each.
Allow your valentine sweets to dry out over night. In the morning they should be firm enough to pop in a bag without loosing their shape or sticking together.
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