You guys, Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away. And now that you’ve got your outfit, updo, and manicure covered, it’s time to move on to more important things. Spoiler alert: We’re talking about chocolate (duh). Instead of picking up a regular old box (or book!) of chocolates this year, we think you should totally DIY your own. Homemade sweets for your sweetie are ALWAYS a great idea. PS — to all of the dudes reading this post, we guarantee that a box of handmade goodies will score you some extra points on February 14th. Seriously.

Using a microwave to melt chocolate is a huge time saver. Follow these instructions to melt chopped chocolate or chocolate chips.

Instructions:
 1. Place chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate) in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir.

2. Continue to microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted.

How simple is that? Now time for some candy making!

No Valentine’s Day is complete without some conversation heart candies. Go on, tell your sweetheart how you really feel this February 14th.

Ingredients:
 – 2 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

– 2 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

– conversation heart candy

Instructions:
 1. Melt the semisweet chocolate according to the directions above.

2. Pour the melted semisweet chocolate onto wax paper. Spread to an even thickness. Sprinkle conversation heart candies on the chocolate.

3. Melt the white chocolate according to the directions above.

4. Pour the melted white chocolate onto wax paper. Spread to an even thickness. Sprinkle conversation heart candies on the chocolate.

5. Set both barks aside to firm up at room temperature. Once each bark is completely set, break into chunks. Enjoy!

Melt the semisweet chocolate according to the directions above. Pour the melted semisweet chocolate onto wax paper. Spread to an even thickness. Sprinkle conversation heart candies on the chocolate.

Melt the white chocolate according to the directions above. Pour the melted white chocolate onto wax paper. Spread to an even thickness. Sprinkle conversation heart candies on the chocolate.

Set both barks aside to firm up at room temperature. Once each bark is completely set, break into chunks.

Ta-da! Easiest. Recipe. Ever.

Spread some love with our Sprinkle-Dipped Chocolates. Warning: You might melt some hearts in the process ;)

Ingredients:
 – 2 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

– 1 cup white chocolate chips

– pink sprinkles

Special Tools:
 heart-shaped silicone mold

Instructions:
 1. Melt the semisweet chocolate according to the directions above.

2. Pour or spoon the melted chocolate into your silicone mold. Using an offset spatula, smooth the chocolate across the mold. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until firm. Pop out your heart chocolates.

3. Melt the white chocolate according to the directions above. Dip half of each heart into the white chocolate. Sprinkle with pink sprinkles. Enjoy!

Melt the semisweet chocolate according to the directions above. Pour or spoon the melted chocolate into your silicone mold. Using an offset spatula, smooth the chocolate across the mold.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until firm. Pop out your heart chocolates.

Melt the white chocolate according to the directions above. Dip half of each heart into the white chocolate.

Time for some sprinkle action!

The more sprinkles, the better.

If you’re giving these away to your sweetie, box them up!

Red tissue paper and red ribbon add an extra special romantic touch.

Yep, these chocolates are the way to anyone’s heart. You can thank us later.

What are your favorite Valentine’s Day treats? Drop us a line in the comments below!