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Chocolate Breakable Heart

Gift this fun, trending Chocolate Breakable Heart filled with special goodies to your loved ones. Learn how to make these hollow chocolate piñatas filled with treats and gifts easily. Use the included mini hammer to smash the semisweet heart open and reveal the surprise goodies inside. Kids and adults absolutely love receiving these easy unforgettable DIY gifts.

This is a two-ingredient recipe that could not be any easier to make. Yet loved ones will be given the impression you spent hours in the kitchen making these beauties that are allergen friendly {gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and egg free!}

And it is so much fun to break open this Chocolate Breakable Heart with the mini hammer to reveal what has been hidden.

Keep scrolling to see our favorite suggestions to tuck inside these homemade hearts. We have an idea for everyone.

A chocolate heart sitting on a decorative plate with chocolate covered strawberries nearby. There is melted chocolate drizzled across the front with red and white sprinkles and the word BAE in chocolate.

Bonus ideas— you can also use these molds for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and if you use dairy free white chocolate and turn the mold upside down, these make the cutest bunny bottoms for Easter baskets.

chocolate breakable heart ingredients

  • dairy free semisweet chocolate— we use Enjoy Life Semisweet Mini Chips or Chunks and Nestle Toll House Allergen-Free Morsels found at Walmart. You can also choose to melt dark chocolate or dairy free white chocolate morsels.
  • coconut oil— this can be omitted if needed. Using coconut oil with melted chocolate will harden the chocolate faster and a little thicker. The coconut oil makes the chocolate act like a chocolate magic shell. It’s not essential — and doesn’t add much flavor at all, but we recommend it because it makes the chocolate much smoother to work with.
  • optional— festive sprinkles {we use the Sweets Indeed brand which does contain soy}, edible glitter, natural red/white/pink jimmies,
A chocolate heart sitting on a decorative plate with chocolate covered strawberries nearby. There is melted chocolate drizzled across the front.

what do I need to make this

  • geometric heart mold— there are several to choose from on Amazon. We would recommend purchasing yours ASAP. This is the mold we have. It is super easy to use and the perfect size for our loved ones. We have stuffed ours with all sorts of treasure and goodies {keep scrolling for ideas!}. Most molds, including ours, came with two mini wooden hammers, letter mold, number mold, and two droppers.
  • saucepan or large microwave-safe bowl
  • mini squeeze bottles— we use this to drizzle the melted chocolate across the heart and to fill the number and letter molds
A collage of 4 pictures.  The first shows the bottom of a hollow heart filled with 3 chocolate covered strawberries and white filling. The second picture shows the top heart placed directly over the bottom heart hiding the chocolate covered strawberries. The third picture shows the top heart with melted chocolate drizzled over the top. The last picture showcases sprinkles and the words Bae to the top.

how do I make a chocolate breakable heart

Melt dairy free chocolate over the stove top on low or in the microwave, stirring often.

Once the chocolate has completely melted, pour into the inside of the mold. Swirl the chocolate in all directions around the mold. Use the back of a spoon or paintbrush to coat the sides well.

Plate the mold on a plate and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes until the chocolate is hard.

Then gently remove the heart from the mold and repeat the process to create the top heart.

Also add chocolate to any words, numbers, or mini hearts included with your set. We recommend filling those smaller cavities with melted chocolate from a mini squeeze bottle. After filling the letter or number, use a toothpick to go through the mold opening to eliminate air bubbles. Transfer this to the refrigerator to harden.

Prepare the box or plate on which you will set the heart. Then place the bottom heart and fill with desired goodies.

Remove the top heart from the refrigerator and gently peel away the mold.

Heat a large plate for 1 minute in the microwave. Place the top heart on the heated plate for a few seconds until you first see chocolate melt. Then place the top heart on top of the bottom heart, lining up the sides perfectly.

Gift this heart as is or add decorative designs to the top.

For adding diagonal zigzag melted chocolate across the top of the heart as shown, place melted chocolate in a mini squeeze bottle. Then with a sweeping motion drizzle melted chocolate across the heart. Add hardened letters or numbers, glitter, and sprinkles to the design. Attach large designs with a drop of melted chocolate.

Gift these Chocolate Breakable Hearts within a day of making. While still tasting luxurious, the dairy free chocolate might start to discolor.

3 chocolate covered strawberries with melted chocolate drizzled across the top and a mini chocolate heart.

tips for making these hearts

While making these breakable chocolate hearts is fun and rewarding, there are few tips we share to make your experience even easier and better.

First working with dairy free chocolate is much different than using professional chocolate melts loaded with dairy and stabilizers. But while dairy free chocolate is a bit more finicky, you can still create gorgeous, one-of-a-kind gifts loved ones will never forget.

Second we find these DIY treasures might start to discolor after a day or two. The edible hearts will continue to taste luscious, but white spots might start to appear. We suggest gifting these and dairy free chocolate-covered strawberries within a day of making, even better within a few hours. Fresh is best when you’re using melted dairy free chocolate.

Also we don’t find the droppers in our mold kit helpful. These are used to transfer melted chocolate into the number and letter molds. Instead we use mini squeeze bottles found at Walmart and Amazon.

Most importantly— once you have transferred the melted chocolate to the small molds, use a toothpick to go through the filled letter and number molds and remove air bubbles. We will be honest — even after doing this extra step you have to work to get the chocolate into all the tiny crevices of the numbers and letters. And give yourself time to redo any that don’t come out as you’d hoped the first time.

And it’s definitely worth noting we repeatedly find the mini hearts are super easy to work with and attach to the geometric heart. We like using them so much we make extra to decorate the chocolate-covered strawberries. These look professionally prepared too.

Furthermore– if you want to take this idea a step further… add festive ribbon to the mini wooden hammer.

what do I fill my heart with

A chocolate heart sitting on a decorative plate with chocolate covered strawberries nearby. There is melted chocolate drizzled across the front with red and white sprinkles and the word BAE in chocolate.

must try Valentine’s Day recipes

We have several gluten free and dairy free recipes on our website perfect for sharing with loved ones on Valentine’s Day.

Such recipes include our Peanut Butter Heart-Shaped Cookie recipe and Soft Sugar Cookies in a heart-shaped design frosted with our decadent Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. And don’t forget about our Chocolate Covered Strawberry recipe that is AMAZING.

Also worth mentioning are these festive homemade Double Chocolate Donuts with white and pink heart shaped sprinkles our kids go crazy over.

And you will find more safe ideas in this Valentine’s roundup.

Lastly

Chocolate Breakable Hearts are a wonderful treat a loved one will never forget. These edible semisweet piñatas are a one-of-a-kind gift. And you can have so much fun tucking goodies inside the chocolate hollow heart.

You will find more recipes for Valentine’s Day on our website. Plus we have shared our favorite recipes for breakfast, dinner, dessert, and all the holidays.

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Chocolate Breakable Heart

Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Dairy Free, egg free, gluten and dairy free, Gluten Free, soy free, valentine’s day
Servings: 1 large heart
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free

Ingredients

  • 2 bags dairy free chocolate suggestions in post
  • 1 tsp coconut oil optional
  • optional– sprinkles, edible glitter

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized saucepan, melt dairy free chocolate over the stove top on low or in the microwave, stirring often.
  • Once the chocolate has completely melted, pour it into the cavity of the mold. Swirl the chocolate in all directions around the mold. If needed use the back of a spoon or paintbrush to spread the chocolate up the sides of the mold evenly. You want a nice thick layer of chocolate along the sides of the mold.
  • Place the mold on a plate and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes until the chocolate is hard.
  • Then gently remove the heart from the mold and repeat the process to create the top heart.
  • Also add chocolate to any words, numbers, or mini hearts included with your set. We recommend filling those smaller cavities with a mini squeeze bottle. After filling the letter or number, use a toothpick to go through the mold opening to release any air bubbles. Transfer this to the refrigerator as well.
  • Prepare the box or plate on which you will place the heart. Then place the bottom heart and fill with desired goodies.
  • Remove the top heart from the refrigerator and gentle peel away the mold.
  • Heat a large plate for 1 minute in the microwave. Place the top heart on the heated plate for a few seconds until you first see chocolate melt. Then place the top heart on top directly over the bottom heart, lining up the edges perfectly.
  • Share this heart as is or add decorative designs over the top.
  • For adding diagonal zigzag chocolate drizzle across the top of the heart, pour leftover melted chocolate into a mini squeeze bottle. Then with a sweeping motion drizzle melted chocolate across the heart. Add hardened letters or numbers, glitter, and sprinkles to the design. Attach large designs with a drop of melted chocolate.
  • Gift this Breakable Chocolate Heart within a day or two of making. While still tasting luxurious, the dairy free chocolate might start to discolor after that.

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