There are many ways to make chocolate heart garnishes. I wanted small heart accents about 3/4" in size to garnish my
White Chocolate Mousse Dessert and this method worked perfect for me. However, you can make any size of hearts you desire. You do not need fancy bags or tips and they're easy enough for a novice to make.
What you need:
white chocolate chips
wax paper (optional)
What you do:
Melt 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of white chocolate chips in the microwave on low power for about 30-40 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir until the chocolate is melted. Add a few drops of food coloring, if desired, and stir to combine. Transfer to a parchment cone. Roll the top of the cone down to force the chocolate to the bottom. Snip a tip to make a small hole.
Pipe the hearts onto wax paper. Beginning at the bottom of the heart, slightly squeeze the bag and pipe the first stroke up at an angle, then down to beginning point; without releasing pressure stroke up at an angle to the other side, then back to beginning; release pressure on the bag (to discontinue flow of chocolate) and drop straight down slightly to complete heart.
Let the hearts cool until hardened - it doesn't take too long. You will then be able to lift them up without breaking. Use as a garnish on desserts, cupcakes, cakes...
You can make approximately 2 dozen from 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, depending on the size you make. For a small heart about 1/2" in size, snip a very small hole off the tip of your bag. The larger the hole, the bigger the heart.
They are so fun to do and your desserts or cupcakes will look like they were made in a bakery!
Leave a comment if you have any questions, and I would love it if you would send me a picture of your finished work of art!
Have a great day,