Check out how to make these Valentine Pop It Candy for Kids! You will use the mold of a pop it toy to transform it into a chocolate treat. These are so fun and easy to make.
For any kid or adult for that matter who loves pop its to play with, this heart shaped treat might be the perfect Valentine’s Day surprise. Pair with You Make My Heart Pop – A Pop It Valentine’s Day Gift!
This Valentine Pop It Candy for Kids Is…
- Uses a Pop It as the Mold for shaping chocolate
- Fun and Unique
- Kids can help
What Do You Need To Make This Chocolate Treat
Heart Shaped Pop It – You might be able to find these other places but I snagged them on Amazon. I used them to make into a gift for my kids to take to school this year.
Candy Melts – Pink, Red, or even Purple are great candy melt colors to try to use. It can also be swapped for turquoise for gifting to a boy who might not like pink. Any candy melt color works.
M&M’s – You can buy a bag of Valentine’s Day M&M’s and use them to place in spots of the circle areas where the pop it pieces go. This will create a fun effect.
How to Make
The full directions for this recipe are in the printable card at the bottom of the post. I wanted to share a visual walk through to help you see a closer look on how to make this easy chocolate Valentine’s Day treat.
Step 1: Start by washing and drying your Pop It. This is important so your chocolate doesn’t end up tasting like plastic, and you remove any debris.
Step 2: Melt your chocolate as directed and place in a sealed bag or piping bag. Then pipe the chocolate into the Pop It toy as I share below.
Step 3: Let the chocolate fully set up, then carefully remove it from the silicone mold.
Step 4: Melt more chocolate and use it as a “glue” to place an M&M in place of each hole on the Pop It Chocolate.
Let it set up and then gift and enjoy a delicious homemade chocolate for Valentine’s day!
Can I Use Any Pop It Shape?
Yes, you are welcome to use any silicone pop it shape for this DIY treat. Since I was making these for Valentine’s Day I did it to fit the theme, but go ahead and change it up to any color you want.
Can You Add Food Coloring To White Chocolate?
Adding food coloring to white chocolate can cause it to seize up. Which means it will clump and break up to where it won’t be able to be used. That is why I reached for pre-colored candy melts.
Can I Use Chocolate Chips Instead of Candy Melts?
Go right ahead and swap with chocolate chips or other chopped chocolate you melt down. You either need to temper your chocolate or add in 1 teaspoon of shortening. You need to make sure the chocolate will set up, otherwise it will not remove properly from the silicone mold.
More Valentine’s Day Treats
- 5 Ingredient Or Less Valentine’s Day Treats
- Strawberry Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Peanut Butter Dove Kiss Cookies
- Heart Cinnamon Rolls
- Valentine M&Ms
- Pink or Red Candy Melts
- Mini Heart Pop Its
- Wash and dry heart pop it and spray with baking spray. Heat candy melts in pastry bag for 30 second intervals, kneading bag between each interval until completely melted.
- Squeeze melted candy melts into the pop it, using the pop it like a mold. Let cool completely. (They'll crack if you try to remove the candy too soon!)
- Remove from mold and insert M&Ms into the holes of the pop it.
- I re-melted the candy melts and used it to glue the M&M into each hole and it worked perfectly!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 69Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 0g