Homemade Conversation Hearts!

I wanted be clever this year and make conversation heart cookies, but I saw them everywhere! So I found a recipe to make your own conversation heart candy! These aren't difficult but a bit messy. I would recommend this if you have kids, something easy and fun so they can join you!
Got this recipe from HERE

This recipe was featured on Miz Helen's Country Cottage!
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What you need:
1 packet (1/4 oz, or 2 tsp) unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup water
2 tsp light corn syrup
2 lbs powdered sugar, plus additional for dusting
Assorted flavoring extracts of your choice
Assorted food colors of your choice
Heart-shaped cutters
Food coloring markers

What you need to do:
1. Place the corn syrup, gelatin, and water in a small microwave-safe bowl. Stir until the gelatin is well-distributed. Microwave the mixture for 30 seconds, so the gelatin dissolves, and stir well.

Pour the gelatin mixture into the bowl of a large stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Alternately, if you are using a hand mixer, pour the gelatin mixture into a large bowl. Slowly add one cup at a time until it's all mixed in.
 At first it'll look like Elmer's Glue 

 Once mixed it should look something like this! (This is a forth of it)
Cut it into quarters.

 Dye each quarter their own color.

 Fold in, Fold in, Fold in.

Flatten out and cut with a cookie cutter.

Scoop up and place on wax paper.

Allow your hearts to air-dry for at least 24 hours before you write on them. 
This step is VERY important, because the extra moisture in the hearts will cause the ink to run if you do not let them dry properly.
Write with either a marker or a toothpick.

Store your conversation hearts in an airtight container at room temperature.
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8 Lovely Thoughts:

Unknown said...

Oh I love this idea!! How cute and clever!
Thanks for sharing this!

Lisa said...

How fantastic is that!

Jennifer said...

These are great!

Kristy said...

Awesome!! Pinning this :)

Winnie said...

Very beautiful and very romatinc :)
I love it

Miz Helen said...

What a great idea! These are just adorable and would be so much fun. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen
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Miz Helen said...

Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate!
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen

Claire Justine said...

Well done for being featured they are great,thank so much for linking up :)

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