Broken peanut butter cups in a chocolate heart box (photo courtesy Justin’s).
 Chop or break up chocolate bars to create a “broken heart” (photo courtesy Hebert Candies).
If your Valentine’s Day will be more doleful than joyful—or if you simply have a twisted sense of humor—express your feelings in broken-heart chocolate.
Break apart peanut butter cups (photo #1) or other chocolate candy.
Chop up chocolate bars and form them into a heart shape (photo #2).
Take a meat mallet (or a small hammer covered in plastic wrap) to a box of bonbons, smashing in the tops.
Partially melt chocolate hearts, as if they were weeping.
HOW TO MAKE BROKEN-HEART CHOCOLATE
Make black cupcakes (recipe).
Pipe skeleton heads or jagged lines across the top of iced cupcakes.
Broken heart sugar cookies.
Ice unhappy message heart cookies: Broken, Die, Go Away, Hate You, Love Sucks, Misery, Sad, etc.
HOW TO CREATE THE HEARTS
Use an existing form:
A heart-shaped plate.
The bottom half of a Valentine candy box.
A heart-shaped cake pan.
A cardboard heart or heart-shape paper plates from the party or craft store.
A large heart-shape doily…
…Or create the shape freestyle (photo #2).
…Or do all of the above!
If you want to lay it on thickly:
“Happy Valentine’s Day” banner with pasted-on “UN.”
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