Sharing Your Childhood: Homemade Chocolate Valentine’s Kisses

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Have you ever made homemade chocolate Valentine’s kisses for your kids? My mom was a Tupperware lady when I was a kid (and off and on for my whole life) and this was one thing I remember having many times. It was cool. I thought everyone knew about it. Apparently it’s a Tupperware ladies’ kids’ thing.

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How to Make Homemade Chocolate Valentine’s Kisses

These are very super easy to make! All you need is chocolate, a funnel, and a way to heat the chocolate. I used the microwave because I’m the world’s best person to burn simple stuff to the bottom of the pan, but you could totally use the stove (or a double boiler) if that’s your thing. Here’s your list for homemade chocolate Valentine’s kisses:

  • one 12oz package of semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • one funnel – Tupperware ones are shaped perfectly!
  • bowl to heat chocolate
  • a cup or other device inside which to set your funnel
  • aluminum foil
  • tape or decorative paper – optional

Melt your chocolate using your favorite method. I just dumped mine into a glass bowl and placed it in the microwave on medium heat for 2 1/2 minutes. You want to be careful using the microwave; if you use too high of a heat and/or don’t stir often enough, the chocolate will burn around the edges before it ever really melts.

chocolate funnel

You’ll want to spray the inside of your funnel with cooking or pan spray, or butter it down, to make it easier to get the chocolate out when it hardens. Place the funnel inside a bowl or a cup so that the big opening is up; you’ll need the cup or bowl to be such that the small top opening of the funnel will sit flat on the bottom of it, and the sides of the funnel will be supported by the bowl.

When the chocolate has melted, stir it and spoon or pour it into the funnel. I found that if my chocolate was a good consistency, it didn’t really “pour” very well, and I mostly had to spoon it. Fill the funnel to the top, and let it sit and cool so that it hardens. You can place it into the refrigerator or freezer to hurry it along some.

When it has completely hardened, wrap it with foil. Since I used the silly funnels with the really long top, I cut the long end off the candy before I wrapped it. Sort of twist the foil near the top, so it resembles the cute little kisses you can buy at the store. If you’d like to, you can use paper or tape to write a message on and let it stick out the top of the foil. If you are going to do this, I suggest that you cut the paper long enough so that you can place it under the chocolate before you wrap it up in the foil. You’ll need quite a long piece of paper!

chocolate foil

Now, I have (sadly) lost my Tupperware funnel, so I used cheap funnels from the dollar store. I used the two smaller ones and together they were just about the right size for the two candies. In my memory, one package did one kiss, but it might work out more like three kisses to two packages of chocolate if you are using the Tupperware funnels. The Tupperware ones really are the perfect shape to do these homemade chocolate Valentine’s kisses. I couldn’t find my funnel when I did this, so I bought some cheap ones (what I thought was cheap…) at the dollar store and they aren’t my favorite, perfect shape. Please use the Tupperware funnel i f you can!

52 Ways to Share Your Childhood with Your Kids

This is SUCH an easy and fun craft idea, and the kids LOVE helping – or receiving these for Valentine’s Day. Make these homemade chocolate Valentine’s kisses to love on your kids, or let your kids help make them for friends, teachers, or service providers. Really, who wouldn’t want one of these? I WANT one of these. (Just saying.)

These homemade chocolate Valentine’s kisses are one fun thing, a cool tradition that I remember from my childhood. It’s one of those things that I took for granted and only realized as an adult how really fun and cool and unique of an idea it was, and what I wasn’t doing for my own kids by leaving it out. Homemade chocolate Valentine’s kisses are a tradition from my childhood that I’m totally bringing back this year, purchase of multiple Tupperware funnels to boot. (C’mon, they’re only 75 cents each! You’ll have to find a local Tupperware lady, or contact my friends Melinda or Machelle. I don’t see them available individually on the wesite.)

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Comments

    • dalynnrmc says

      RIGHT, not the normal sized ones. In one of the pictures, you can see me holding the smaller one in my hand – it’s about three knuckles’ width wide. The Tupperware one is about as wide as your palm, but it’s shorter than these. I mentioned in the ingredients that I’d thought a whole package was one kiss, but it seems that it must be a little less than a whole package. Yes, considerably bigger than the ones available for purchase. :) I suppose you could make some that size if you had a mold though! Thanks for commenting and for linking up – be blessed!

  1. says

    Glad you remember some fun things! I don’t think I’m nearly as fun now as I was then, and I don’t know if I thought I was then either. Glad you have some good memories, I enjoy reading them!

  2. says

    I have a heart shaped funnel. It’s not quite the right shape for a kiss but it is valentine’s shape, though it isn’t tupperware. It could be fun. I might have to try this with my special needs daughter.
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    • dalynnrmc says

      A heart shape would be so much fun! I’ve also seen all sorts of candy shape molds and such as well that would be fun. Giant kisses are a hit here! Thanks for taking the time to comment. I hope you enjoy the activity! Have a blessed love day!

    • dalynnrmc says

      My kids are bugging me to eat the ones I made last night. LOL I’m headed this week to pick up some Tupperware funnels and I’ll make them each one next weekend… and probably a few extras for myself. One thing about these dollar store funnels is the small one will make a better snack sized candy for me! Thanks for taking the time to comment. God bless!

  3. says

    DaLynn,

    This is definitely a Tupperware thing! I would not have known about it but for selling Tupperware. I am a third generation “Tupperware Lady” : ) The Tupperware funnel has the shape of a kiss as the sides are not straight like the one you used. Unfortunately, the funnel is usually not for purchase individually, but is instead a gift given for coming to a party or given as a prize for games. However, if any of your readers one want I will be glad to sell them one. I think the cost is a bit more than what your post suggest but I will have to look it up. You can have your readers contact me if they are interested. Your link to my Tupperware page isn’t working so I am posting it here: Machelle’s Tupperware Page However, you will not find the funnel there. They will have to contact me directly for a funnel.

    I have never actually made one of these…maybe this will be the year?
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    • dalynnrmc says

      Thanks for replying! I’ll change the link for you on the blog post – thanks for the update!

      I was a second gen. Tupperware lady for a little while. Growing up with it, I can’t hardly do without it! The cost I quoted for the funnel is what my local lady here quoted, and I’m going to pick up a few this week so I can make these – the right ones, of course – for the kids next week.

      But yes, it MUST be the Tupperware ones because the shape is just exactly right. 😀 I’ll share my finished products next week too! (Hey, I might even see if I can sell a few of them locally. That’d be fun!) Thanks for commenting! God bless!

      • says

        I can’t do without Tupperware either, having grown up with it. It is really the only reason I stay a consultant, so I can buy for myself : ) The other brands just aren’t the same when you grew up with Tupperware. Remember the ball with the shapes? The animals that snapped together? Maybe that’s another post for you: Tupperware Toys : )
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        • dalynnrmc says

          You might be right about another post! And yes, we just got the Shape-O ball for the twins for Christmas, in fact (or rather my grandmother did, by my request). Mom still has many of the toys – the Noah’s Ark, the snapping together animals… but she has sent to my house the bus and playground, and a few more. :) Some of my favorites were the stencils, but I haven’t had any artsy enough kids to share those yet. LOL

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