Monday, January 28, 2013
Make Hershey's Kiss Hearts
Make those cute Hershey's© Kisses cuter by transforming them into chocolate hearts. It's so simple, with no molds or materials required.
All you will need is some Hershey's© Kisses, a baking pan or aluminum foil, a popsicle stick or a thin object for shaping the chocolate (skewers, toothpick, etc.).
Take your Hershey's© Kisses and freeze them. Why we need to do this will become clear later on. Once you have frozen or relatively cold kisses, heat up a baking tray or foil so that it is warm enough to melt chocolate, slightly hot to touch. I placed my tray in the toaster oven and turned on the oven as if I was toasting a slice of bread. Place one kiss on the heated material, right side up.
Allow the bottom part of the chocolate to soften. This takes a few seconds to a minute, depending on how warm your foil or tray is. It is important that only the bottom quarter inch of the piece is softened and the top remains solid. Having the chocolate frozen will help with this step.
Once your kiss is soft enough, form a teardrop shape using you fingers. (This is also a good time to place the next kiss on the warming tray.)
Using a skewer, Popsicle stick, or your fingers, pinch the center of the teardrop end to create a dimple.
Your Hershey's© Kiss is now a heart. Sweet...