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love dotsThese delectable bite-sized Valentines Day goodies featuring chocolate, pecans and mini cupcakes are the perfect way to show the love.


  • 1 bag Dove Brand Dark or Milk Chocolate Hearts
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups pecans, finely chopped, divided (optional)
  • 28 mini paper cupcake liners
  • Mini muffin pans


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg, and slowly stir in flour and (if desired) 1 cup chopped pecans.
  3. Roll nicely rounded teaspoons of dough into 1 1/4-inch balls; then (if desired) roll balls in remaining pecans.
  4. Line mini muffin pans with liners. Place 1 ball into each cup, and bake until golden (about 12 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean).
  5. Remove from oven, and place 1 chocolate heart firmly on top of each ball.
  6. Return to oven 3 minutes, remove, and let cool completely.
  7. Serves

    Makes 28 mini cupcakes.

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