It’s that time of year again…yes, Valentine! Just another excuse to indulge in chocolates of all sorts. “Please no flowers, just give me the chocolate.”
I received a request to make some special edible shot glasses for a Valentine event. I had no clue what I was going to do because I hadn’t made anything of the sorts. Ultimately I came up with some pretty sweet chocolate shot glasses and my own concoction I titled “Sweet Valentine“. It’s a play on chocolate covered strawberries….I guess you can say it’s a deconstructed version of the infused ones, not just those regular ole’ chocolate covered strawberries.
Although these delicious edible chocolate heart shot glasses were made with Valentine in mind they are perfect for any loving occasion…date night, couples event, or can even events for the kiddos. They’re very simple to make…just melt, chill and fill. But for these, we’re going to get a little fancier and add some prints. No worries, it’s also simple and a fun way to personalize each chocolate shot glass.
You can customize your shot glasses with any print and/or add fondant and make some really neat edible, decorations. The possibilities are endless here. Feel free to explore a variety of candy options such as peppermint or jolly ranchers. Just be sure to pair the best alcohol or non-alcohol beverage with it. If not a drink you can also fill the cups with mousse or candy.
Chocolate tastes great and goes with just about anything. Red and white chocolate melts were my choices because, well duh it’s Valentine. But if you’re not making these for Valentine there are plenty of chocolate melts in a variety of colors to suit any holiday or mood. It pours out very nicely when melted but be sure to give the mold a few taps to ensure the chocolate spreads evenly. This may cause air bubbles which can easily be removed with a straight pin.
Once the molds set it’s time for the fun part, decorating those babies. I mean nothing is wrong with the solid colors but I had a theme here and my mind would not just let them be just simply solid colored shot glasses. So I brushed some water on them and applied some edible images. I was a little skeptical because chocolate doesn’t absorb water and as you can see the water forms beads on the surface. But it actually worked.
The edible paper (preferably the thin sheets. I wouldn’t recommend the Wilton sugar sheets which are thicker) stuck to the chocolate like it was glued on….YAY!! And a few days later they held up pretty well. When applying start at the point of the heart and wrap the sheet around. Be sure to smooth down the surface and edges lightly as you apply the sheet to the glasses. They are very delicate and can tear easily but they are seriously the best for applying to any sweets.
I had a little bit of an overlay which was easily fixed by using an X-Acto knife with a sharp blade to cut along the seam.
Now for another fun part, adding the drink to finish it off. Check out my favorite concoction, Sweet Valentine. It pairs great with the chocolate and is very easy to make.
- Heart-Shaped Silicone Shot Glass Mold
- Candy Melts: 30 ounces for 8 shot glasses
- Straight pin
- If adding print:
- Fondant (if adding embellishments)
- Melt candy melts according to the directions located on the package.
- Place silicone mold on a cookie sheet pan or anything that will allow for the silicone mold to remain stable when transporting to the freezer.
- Pour the melted candy melts into each silicone cavity slowly till it is filled to the top but not overflowing. Lightly tap the mold so that air bubbles surface. If needed use a straight pin to remove any bubbles.
- Place filled silicone mold in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Remove hardened candy from mold.
- To add the print, brush shot glass with water. The water will bead but that’s okay. The edible image will still adhere to the chocolate.
- Add edible image.
- Use an X-Acto knife to cut off any excess.
- Fill with your favorite beverage or candy. Try my concoction “Sweet Valentine” which pairs well with chocolate.