Dairy Free Crispy Chocolate Hearts (Valentines Recipe)

Dairy free crispy chocolate hearts recipe. Images of the chocolate hearts in various stages of being made.

Dairy Free Crispy Chocolate Hearts (Valentines Recipe) 

by Chef Donna Valente

Dairy free crispy chocolate hearts recipe. Images of the chocolate hearts in various stages of being made.

Equipment needed:
  • 4-6 cup glass measuring cup
  • Wooden spoons
  • Measuring spoons (1/2 cup, 1 cup, and 1 teaspoon)
  • Rubber spatula
  • Small ice cream scoop
  • Silicon hearts mold
  • Microwave oven
  • Refrigerator
Ingredients:
  • Coconut oil cooking spray
  • 2 cups dairy free semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • Decorative sparkling sugar
Directions:
  1. Lightly spray silicone heart molds with coconut oil cooking spray.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil to 2 cups of chocolate chips in the glass measuring cup or other microwave safe bowl.
  3. Microwave chocolate for 15-20 seconds and then stir and repeat until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth and shiny (takes about 3 rounds of going in the microwave for 15-20 seconds each).
  4. Add 1/2 cup of Rice Krispies cereal and 1/2 cup sliced almonds to the melted chocolate and mix with a wooden spoon until coated with chocolate.
  5. Use the ice cream scoop to spoon the chocolate mixture into the silicone heart molds and use a spatula or spoon to press the chocolate down evenly into the molds.
  6. Sprinkle the exposed part of the chocolate mixture in the molds with decorative sugar.
  7. Place molds in freezer for at least 1 hour.
  8. Remove molds from the freezer and carefully push out each heart.
  9. Best enjoyed when chocolate is room temperature.
  10. Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day sweeties!!
Makes 20-22 treats

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