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Halwa Hearts

These Halwa Hearts are my spin on the geometric cake heart trend. Instead of filling the chocolate hearts with cake and icing, I filled them with carrot halwa or Gajar ka halwa.

They are enclosed in a white chocolate shell, which pairs really well with the halwa. I enjoyed eating them with some warm custard.

I show you two different design options as well, so look super pretty.

They are perfect for valentines day, or any day you want to make someone feel special with this treat!




Total Time:

  • Prep time 25 mins

  • Not including making the halwa filling

  • Makes 12 hearts



Equipment:


  • Chocolate/ candy thermometer

  • 6 cavity Geometric heart molds 2

  • Paint brushes




Ingredients:


  • 1 Recipe Carrot Halwa ( check in recipes on this site)

  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios and almonds

  • Candy melts in 3 colors ( 1oz /30 grams each )

  • Red, Orange and Peach

  • 8 oz white chocolate for molds

  • 3 oz white chocolate for decorating

  • super gold luster dust

  • few drops lemon extract

  • gold leaf

  • fancy sprinkles



METHOD:



  • Melt candy melts and brush half of the molds with the 3 colors one at a time, to create a water color effect

  • Pop them in the fridge




  • Temper the white chocolate. chop it up and heat in microwave for 15 second bursts, stirring in between

  • Use a chocolate thermometer and do not let the temperature go over 85 F

  • once it is melted and ready brush it on to half the molds. Do 2 coats

  • brush over painted candy melt hearts as well

  • pop in the fridge

  • clean up the edges with a scraper

  • Fill the hearts with some halwa, add chopped nuts and top off with more halwa and press it in




  • spread the left over white chocolate over the halwa to seal it. Heat it slightly if it has started to harden




  • clean up edges with palette knife

  • pop in the fridge for 10 minutes

  • unmold them carefully. Pull the mold away from each heart gently

  • paint the plain ones with gold luster dust mixed with lemon extract


  • melt the rest of the white chocolate, put in a piping bag and cut off a tiny bit of the tip, to make a small hole

  • drizzle white chocolate on a corner of the heart and attach sprinkles





  • for the other water color hearts, press some gold leaf on

  • and repeat the white chocolate drizzle and sprinkles



Enjoy!



Some helpful tips:


  • Temper the chocolate in a plastic or silicone bowl so it does not over heat



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