3 tablespoons softened (slightly melted) butter
1 cup powdered sugar (add more to stiffen the filling, if needed)
1/2 teaspoon extract or flavoring (I've used strawberry, peppermint, and raspberry. You can use any flavoring or extract you can find or desire).
Mix together butter and powdered sugar. Continue to add powdered sugar until the filling is thick and paste like. You will want it where you can mold it into a shape or ball.
Follow the same instructions as above but use vanilla extract plus about 3 tablespoons of cocoa and reduce powdered sugar by about 3 tablespoons.
1 package Chocolate Bark Coating or 1 package melting chocolate (found in the craft area of larger supermarkets). You can also mix these for a nice combination.
Place about 3 bars of bark coating in your double boiler. Stir frequently with a spatula. Be careful not to scorch.
Pop the hearts out of the mold and place them in a container to store. Here are my hearts in the gift box and picture of one by itself.
Make this sweet treat for those you love this Valentine's Day!