You might be wondering if you can make candy conversation hearts. Yes you can, and they are fantastic! You won’t believe how easy it is. They’re far better than the kind sold in boxes around Valentine’s Day because they’re fresh. Just about any candy that you can buy in a retail store can be made at home. You just have to know how to do it. You can add short messages too! These make a great homemade Valentine’s Day gift for anyone, and they are super easy homemade candy for a Valentine’s Day party.
How to Make Conversation Hearts –
They only contain five simple ingredients. I was very surprised by how easy they are to make. It’s loads of fun too! Its a great project to do with kids. Best of all, you can create any color or flavor imaginable. You’re not limited to pink, white, and red. If your heart is blue opt for a cooler hue.
You’re going to want to try these! I’ve made them once, but I can’t wait to make these unique treats for a Valentine’s Day party that I plan to attend. I haven’t found another recipe for conversation hearts as cool or as easy as this. They look a lot like the store-bought conversation hearts, only they’re much better. You’ll actually want to eat these!
What You’ll Need to Make DIY Candy Hearts –
- 1-½ tsp gelatin powder
- 1/3 can Sprite, 7UP, or Cream Soda
- 6 cups confectioner’s sugar
- ¼ tsp mint extract or any flavor desired – cherry is great too!
- Food coloring – one drop at a time until achieving the desired hue
Combine the above ingredients. Knead the dough until well-combined and smooth. If it’s sticky add a tablespoon of confectioner’s sugar at a time until it’s the right consistency. If it’s too stiff add a teaspoon of soda until it’s more pliable.
Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/8″. Cut out hearts using small heart-shaped fondant cutters and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or waxed paper.
Allow them to dry and harden at room temperature for at least 12 hours before adding messages. It can take up to 24 hours to harden completely. Store them in a tight sealing container at room temperature. They will last about 1 week – if they aren’t immediately devoured.
You Can Make Candy Conversation Hearts with Messages –
You’re probably wondering how to add personalized messages to homemade candy hearts. Yes, you can make candy conversation hearts complete with personalized messages. You can buy fine-tip pens with edible ink in a variety of colors. They’re so cool! I’m going to list them above along with a set of small heart-shaped fondant cutters. They can be made as large or as small as desired, and you can print messages on both sides. All that it takes is a little practice. If you mess up it’s no big deal. Just eat them! Mistakes can be delicious!