Chocolate Filagree Hearts
Why I Love This Recipe
Lacy, delicate chocolate hearts that are a very easy decoration to make. Use them to decorate cakes, cupcakes, parfaits, cream pies and more!
Ingredients You'll Need
1 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips
Draw a 1 1/2 to 2-inch heart-shaped design on paper for pattern.
Melt chocolate chips in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly.
Cool slightly; spoon into small resealable plastic food bag.
Cut end off 1 corner of bag.
Place pattern piece on baking sheet.
Lay sheet of waxed paper over heart-shaped pattern.
Pipe chocolate onto waxed paper over outline of heart and pipe designs (squiggles or spirals) to partially fill in center of heart. Reposition heart pattern; repeat piping with remaining chocolate.
Refrigerate 20 minutes or until firm.
To serve, gently remove chocolate hearts from waxed paper.
Use as garnish on desserts as desired.