The Little Tots have been waiting patiently for their homemade chocolate hearts to set ready to give to their mums for Mother’s Day which falls this Sunday (6th March) here in the UK.

We first made these DIY chocolate gifts for Valentine’s Day but accidentally ate them all before I could take any photos of them (don’t you just hate it when that happens!). This post contains affiliate links.

You will need:

  • Chocolate (any type will work)
  • Sprinkles of your choice – we went with hundreds and thousands, candy hearts and silver balls as that’s what we had.
  • Rubber heart mold

Chocolate Hearts DIY GIft

How to make Chocolate Hearts:

This was so easy that the Little Tots could do most of it themselves which they really enjoyed. The hard part was getting them not to eat all the chocolate.

1. Break up the chocolate into pieces and place in a microwavable bowl. We used one large bar of dairy milk which made about 20 chocolate hearts altogether.

Chocolate Hearts DIY GIft

2. Microwave in stages until melted. We did 30 seconds at a time, taking it out each time to stir it. I was surprised at how much they loved me letting them press the buttons on the microwave and they were facinated to watch it melt.

3. Once melted pour into the mould. I had to do this bit as the chocolate was quite hot so didn’t want little hands touching it.

Chocolate Hearts DIY GIft

4. Add your sprinkle and leave in the fridge overnight or if you want a quicker result pop in the freezer.

Chocolate Hearts DIY GIft

It doesn’t matter if they look a bit messy as we think they looked perfect once set. Of course the Little Tots loaded on so many sprinkles that most just fell off and when I popped them out once ready.

If you’re looking for more Mother’s Day ideas why not check out our Mother’s Day board on Pinterest for lots more card and recipe ideas for toddlers and preschoolers.

As well as making a lovely gift for Mother’s Day these homemade chocolate hearts would also be a perfect Valentine’s Day gift or even for Christmas or birthdays.

I wonder if I’ll receive any of these on Sunday?….

Homemade chocolate hearts



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