When it comes to Valentine's Day treats, recipes of the more complicated and labor-intensive variety come to mind: Soufflés. Chocolate mousse. Petit fours and hand-dipped truffles.
But not everyone is an experienced and confident pastry chef. That doesn't mean that a homemade treat for your loved ones is out of reach!
Nonpareils—little discs of chocolate covered in sprinkles—could not be easier to make.
Simply pipe out circles using melted chocolate and cover with sprinkles. Pop in the fridge to set and package them up in a festive box or bag.
Or put them out after dinner for everyone to enjoy!
These candies are traditionally made with dark, milk or white chocolate, and covered in round white sprinkles—but this is Valentine's Day!
Use an assortment of holiday-themed melting chocolates, and sprinkles to mix and match. The sky's the limit!
Everyone loves to get a sweet treat for the holiday. This is even better because it's (easily!) made by you.
1010 - 12 ounces
Meal snack, dessert
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 5 minutes
Total 25 minutes
- 8-10 ounces candy melts (either single color or assorted)
- round sprinkles (either single color or assorted)
- 1. Draw 1" circles (about the size of a quarter) on a piece of parchment paper; flip it over and place on a baking sheet.
- 2. Melt the chocolate (working with one color at a time if using assorted colors) in a small bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Transfer to a disposable piping bag (or small ziploc bag) and snip a small opening.
- 3. Working in a spiral motion, pipe chocolate onto the circles. After filling two lines, cover the chocolate with sprinkles (don't worry if some spill over the sides). Continue with remaining chocolate and sprinkles. Let nonpareils set and gently remove from the paper. Store in an airtight container.
Images via Sheri Silver.