Snacks & Treats

Valentine Candy-Melt Cupcake Toppers

Feb 1, 2018

Servings: 24 Toppers
Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 cups red candy melts (also known as coloured chocolate melts)
  • 1/4 cup festive sprinkles (we used red, white, pink Valentine's Day ones)


  • piping bag
  • icing tip
  • parchment paper
  • cookie sheet
  • microwave-safe bowl
  • large drinking glass


  1. With your candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl, begin by melting on HIGH in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring well in-between.
  2. When chocolate is fully melted, place your prepared piping bag and icing tip into a drinking glass, pulling the top and sides of the bag over the rim of the glass. Pour the melted chocolate into the bag. 
  3. On a parchment-lined cookie sheet, begin piping your designs such as "love", "xoxo", or a simple heart.
  4. Add sprinkles immediately, before the chocolate starts to set.
  5. Chill for 10 minutes in the fridge, then gently pop off your designs from the parchment paper, and onto the tops of your cupcakes — the icing of the cupcake should hold the toppers in securely!
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