Candy Melts Treats for Your Valentine

February 3rd, 2016 by Desiree Smith

Chocolate has always been a staple for Valentine’s Day. Homemade candies deliver the same sweet sentiment with even more heart! Try one of these easy Candy Melts treats and share the love this Valentine’s Day.


Strawberry Champagne Filled Candies

Forget the boxed chocolates, these homemade Strawberry Champagne Filled Candies are the perfect way to show someone how much you care.  These cute candies would also be great to give as wedding favors or treats for a bridal shower.


In a disposable decorating bag, melt dark cocoa Candy Melts candy according to package directions.

Fill Silicone Petite Hearts Mold 1/3 full with melted candy. Using decorating brush, paint candy up sides of each cavity. Refrigerate 5-10 minutes or until candy is firm.

In small bowl, combine marshmallow fluff, strawberry preserves, and Crisp Champagne Flavor concentrate; mix until smooth. Place in disposable decorating bag.

Fill candy cups 3/4 full with marshmallow mixture. Cover mixture with thin layer of melted candy, reheating candy if necessary. Tap mold to level. Chill 15-20 minutes or until completely set.

Unmold candies. Reheat remaining candy and drizzle over tops, sprinkling with nonpareils if desired.

Makes 1 dozen candies.

Hearts in Twists Candy Bark

These delicious pretzel bites are surrounded in a bed of chocolate and topped with a cute little heart, making them great edible Valentine’s for kids and adults.  One recipe makes 48 squares, so this is a great treat if you need to make a lot of goodies for a party or classroom.
Makes 48 servings.



Step 1: Prepare candy Melt two bags Light Cocoa Candy Melts Candy according to package directions.  Pour melted candy into cookie pan.  Tap pan to spread candy evenly.  Make six rows of eight pretzels, pushing down slightly to set pretzel.

Sprinkle with nonpareils and chill until set, about five minutes.

Step 2: Make hearts Melt 6 oz. White Candy Melts Candy according to package directions.  Place melted candy into parchment bag.  Cut small hole in tip of bag.  Pipe white candy inside pretzel to form heart shape.  Immediately add one Jumbo Heart Sprinkle to center of heart, pushing down slightly to set.  Continue until all pretzels are filled.  Chill until set, 30 to 35 minutes.

Step 3: Unmold candy Transfer entire piece to cake board and let come to room temperature.  Using a knife, cut candy into squares.

Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

26 Replies

  1. Audrey Donnelly says:

    Really enjoy getting Wilton’s emails with new ideas for cakes and candy for my grown children, grandchildren and their friends. I will certainly be using the two recipes and decorating the candy posted today for Valentines Day. Thank you for your emails. A.D.

    • Desiree Smith says:

      Thanks for the kind words, Audrey! Glad to hear you’re enjoying the emails and ideas 🙂 Happy Decorating! -Desiree

  2. Jen T. says:

    Yes thank you for these great Wilton recipes. I have been using the ideas to raise money for our church through our guild bake sales and teas. They are usually the first to all go off the bake table. People say they have never seen anything like them and kids yank on their parents coattails to buy them. js

  3. Michele Owen says:

    Your emails with all the tips and ideas are so helpful! I love the pretzel hearts. I also love the new whiter candy melts.
    They help make my buttercream whiter which is especially helpful for wedding cakes.

  4. Uche says:

    Wow captivating ideas. Luv ya mails

  5. ADA PEREZ GARAY says:

    Gracias, los voy a tratar de hacer

  6. Karen says:

    When you say to unmold the chocolate from pan in creating pretzel bark, how is this done? Should the pan first be lined with waxed paper or parchment paper?

    • Desiree Smith says:

      Hi Karen,

      As long as a non-stick pan is used, no wax or parchment is needed. Once chilled and set, it should just pop out of the pan, then easily placed on a board for cutting. If you are worried about cutting it a certain way, we have seen people score it slightly before it is completely set.


  7. Kreyma Newell says:

    I don’t know what, Treatology Crisp Champagne Flavor Concentrate, is. Can you explain what it is? It does look very interesting.

    • Ruth says:

      Treatology is 8 flavor concentrates (extracts) in 0.64 FL OZ bottles from Wilton. You can purchase from Wilton on-line or at Michael’s. Around $25.00 I suggest GOOGLE and check it out.

  8. Claire says:

    I made the strawberry champagne candies and they were delicious! I couldn’t find the champagne concentrate, so I omitted it and they turned out great! Just a word of warning… They are a bit messy when you bite into them, so have lots of napkins ready!

    • Desiree Smith says:

      Hi Claire,

      So glad to hear they turned out tasty! They are a bit messy, yes, but totally worth it 🙂

      Thank you,


  9. Brenda L says:

    I love the pretzel hearts. Tomorrow I begin working with the children of our church, I can’t go wrong if I make these little treats for them. Happy Valentines Day to all.

  10. Teresa says:

    I made the strawberry champagne candies just like the directions but I was not happy with them. The filling was runny and a teaspoon of the champagne concentrate is way to much. I really like the idea but there has got to be a better recipe to get it a little more firm. I would love some advice.

  11. Lisa says:

    As a woman asked above (no answer) how do you transfer the whole pan of chocolate pretzel onto a cutting board in one piece

    • Desiree Smith says:

      Hi Lisa,

      As long as a non-stick pan is used, no wax or parchment is needed. Once chilled and set, it should just pop out of the pan, then easily placed on a board for cutting. If you are worried about cutting it a certain way, we have seen people score it slightly before it is completely set.


  12. Sally Wooten says:

    This might be even more fun if you got a bag of candy message hearts to put in the middle of each one

  13. Letti says:

    Great ideas

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  16. JLadi MomOf4 says:

    I love these ideas!! I just came across them on Pintrest!! I think if you omit the champagne flavor (I’m using for kids) and make a candy syrup (like you would with Divinity recipes) and stream it in slowly as you mix the marshmallow fluff and Strawberry preserves it would stiffen it up a bit and not be so messy! 🙂 I’ll try it and see if it is worth the 3rd Grade Valentines day party or just for me 😉
    Again Thank you for sharing!!

  17. June says:

    These are easy to make, very few ingredients and everybody enjoyed them and asked to take a few with them. Thanks!

  18. Larissa says:

    DEFINITELY does not work!! Be careful. No idea what kind of magic non-stick pan they used…but I can toss 1 pound of chocolate now. Great

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