Handmade paper valentines may be the traditional route to say “I love you,” but this two-ingredient, heart-shaped fudge is the sweetest! Making these simple “valentines” is the most adorable way ever to give your heart to everyone you love. Plus, the kiddos can get in on the Valentine’s Day celebration by helping create them!
So many kitchen crafts are tricky to make with kids. They require cutting and baking, start with a complicated list of ingredients tots can’t read, and take too long for a little one’s attention span. This easy recipe is the perfect way to invite your kids into the kitchen with you. The base recipe is just two ingredients, calls for a microwave, and only takes a total of 30 minutes from start to finish. Gather your favorite littles around the kitchen table and stir up a batch, or two. This delicious recipe is sure to be a Valentine’s Day favorite.
To make the fudge, all you need is a can of store-bought frosting and a bag of chocolate chips. Sprinkles, too, if you wish. We started with strawberry frosting and white chocolate chips but there are a lot of fun flavor variations you can make! Try any one of these fun twists:
- Milk Chocolate Fudge: chocolate frosting + milk chocolate chips
- Butterscotch Fudge: cream cheese frosting + butterscotch chips
- Chocolate PB Fudge: dark chocolate frosting + peanut butter chips
- Birthday Party Fudge: Funfetti frosting + white chocolate chips
- Cookies and Cream Fudge: cookies and cream frosting + white chocolate chips
Making the fudge is quick and easy! You’ll need a large glass bowl, spatula, and silicone heart mold or 8 x 8 nonstick baking dish. To make, simply pour a whole bag of chocolate chips into your glass bowl, and microwave for 60 seconds. Stir, then microwave for another 60 seconds. Repeat just until the chips are melted and become smooth when stirred. Then, add the frosting and stir until well mixed. We put sprinkles into the bottom of our silicone mold for extra flair. This is optional, but it sure makes the final product cute. Next, spoon mixture into your heart mold, or baking dish, and pop into your freezer.
Once the fudge has cooled and thickened, if you’re using a silicone mold, a grown up should slice a straight edge across the top of each fudgy heart. Then gently pop the fudge out of the mold. If you’re using a dish, cut it into squares.
And just like that … voila!
Two-Ingredient Strawberry Fudge
Makes: 24 hearts (or squares)
- 1 (11.5-ounce) bag white chocolate chips
- 1 (16-ounce) can prepared frosting
- 3 tablespoons sprinkles, for topping (optional)
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips by cooking in the microwave on high for 60 seconds. Stir, then cook again in the microwave for 60 seconds. Repeat until smooth.
- Once the chocolate chips are melted, stir the frosting into the bowl until the melted chocolate chips and frosting are well mixed.
- If desired, sprinkle the bottom of your silicone heart mold (or parchment-lined 8 x 8 baking dish) with sprinkles.
- Spoon mixture into your mold (or spread into the baking dish).
- Place in the freezer until chilled and firm (about 15 minutes). Slice a straight edge across the top of each fudgy heart and pop each out of the mold (or cut into squares). Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!