Valentine’s Day is coming up and I’ve been wanting to make something to give to my family and friends that would be both delicious and Geeky. One of the things I find most delicious in this world is Chocolate so I thought making Geeky Valentine’s Day Chocolates would be a great expression of my love for Chocolate and Geeky things, while sharing them with those I love most.
So first off I needed to gather supplies.
I went with some great Star Wars and Avengers molds. You can buy all 8 of the Star Wars Molds in a bundle at this link here or you can get them individually (links below image).
Since I had the molds I now needed to gather together some additional tools.
I gathered together:
- A glass bowl (I had two because I used two different kinds of chocolate)
- Plastic quart sized ziplock baggies
And last but not least:
I got my chocolate from Gygi’s where they have a lot of different kinds of chocolate as well as they come in all different colors! But really you can use any type of melting chocolate for this project.
- You want to first make sure your molds are clean and dry. Our Avengers mold unfortunately still had some water in it which definitely made a difference in the end product. The chocolate still tastes good but the overall appearance is a bit different and less satisfying.
- Pour some of the chocolate in the glass bowl. I didn’t measure it out but just poured until I felt like it was a good amount. It was pretty easy to determine the amount I’d need but if you’d like you could start with measuring about 2 or 3 cups to start with.
- Sean was surprised when I said we’d be using the microwave. He thought we’d heat it on the stove. It’s actually super easy to do it in the microwave. You’ll microwave it on half power for 1 minute, give it a stir, then another minute on half power until it’s melted down. You want to make sure you check how to do half power on your microwave. Doing it on full power can burn the chocolate.
- Once you’ve got your chocolate melted down, you’ll want to pour or spoon it into the plastic baggie. We found it was easiest to have one person hold the bag open while the other one poured it in.
- You’ll then want to cut the corner off. Be care not to make the cut too big. The chocolate will start pouring out immediately so it’s best to do it over a napkin or plate then quickly tip it up. Or you can cut it while having the baggie tipped up too.
- Slowly use the baggie to pour the chocolate into the molds. We found it easiest to just hold it in the middl and let the chocolate fill in the crevices. On molds like R2-D2 though, putting a little in the feet of the mold and then moving to the center worked a little better. You’ll want to also be careful to not let the chocolate overflow or you’ll have extra edges on the chocolate when you take them out. It’s a bit easier said than done though as we had a lot of overflowing happen!
- Once your mold is filled with chocolate, put it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. We used our cutting board to put the molds on so they were level and easier to take out.
- Pull the molds out of the freezer.
- Turn them upside down and carefully push them out. The great thing about silicone is it’s very forgiving when pushing the chocolate out. Some molds are easier than others to get the chocolate out of. The Avengers mold was the hardest and I broke R2’s foot on the one perfect one that I poured and I was a little sad.
- If you need to clean up any of the pieces, use a knife or something else sharp to carefully remove any excess chocolate (and then eat those pieces!)
- Eat the chocolate (or wrap it up to send to your loved ones).
Now of course I’m not going to leave you hanging so I took some pictures of the chocolates we made (Except for the X-Wing…that got gobbled up!)
A couple of the Stormtroopers and a Millenium Falcon was already gifted to my Grandma who only eats white chocolate. She was very excited, even though she’s *gasp* not a Star Wars fan! So for your reference, people will still be excited to get these for Valentine’s Day, even if they aren’t Geeks too!
1. Love Coupons from KiddyCharts
2. Valentine Fine Motor Sensory Bin from Adventures Of Adam
3. Love Bug Craft from Play & Learn Everyday
4. Love Tot Pack from Kori at Home
5. Books About Love from Learning by Design
6. Doodle Heart Painting from Flash Bugs Studio (pictured bottom right and bottom right on square image)
7. Painted Heart Garland for Preschoolers from Craft Create Calm
8. Fingerprint Heart Art from Teach Beside Me
9. DIY Friendship Love Bracelet from Living Ideas
10. 6 Simple Date Ideas from Great Googa Moogas
11. Fingerprint Heart Keepsake from Messing Little Monsters
12. Book Review – 5 Love Languages from MissJaimeOT
13. Newspaper Heart Garland from Kitchen Counter Chronicles (pictured top)
14. Sign Language Love Artwork from Pray Species
15. Geeky Valentine’s day Chocolates from Two Married Geeks
16. Sweet Hearts to Sew from Coloured Buttons
17. Valentines invitation to Play from My Bored Toddler
18. Valentine’s day Tracing Worksheets from Living Life and Learning (pictured middle left and middle left on square image)
19. Using mindmaps and thinking routine to explore the concept of love from Smart Tinker
20. Foil Heart Painting from Crafts on Sea (pictured middle right and middle right on square image)
21. Free Valentine’s Day Printable Pack for Preschoolers from Best Toys 4 Toddlers
22. Valentine’s Day Game from Books and Giggles
23. Conversation Heart Goop from Raising Little Superheroes
24. Easy Carved Love Stamps for Kids from The Usual Mayhem
25. 14 Days of Love Notes from There’s Just One Mommy
26. Kite Valentines Card from KiddyCharts
27. Valentines Biscuits – Heart Shaped Frozen Yoghurt Sandwiches from KiddyCharts
28. 7 Healthy Ways to Show Your Family LOVE This Valentine’s Day from Shrinking Momster
29. Sandy Hearts Sensory Play from Simple Fun for Kids
30. 50+ Awesome Valentines Day Printables for Kids from KiddyCharts