How-to Make a Heart-Shaped Candy Dish

Dust a 9-inch heart-shaped pan with cornstarch and set aside. In a bowl, combine sugar, water and food coloring; mix with hands until the consistency of wet sand.

Firmly pack into prepared pan.

Smooth the top surface and immediately invert onto an ungreased heavy-duty baking sheet. Tap top of pan to loosen; remove pan and let dry for 4 hours.

When mixture is dry, carefully invert he heart. Using a spoon, gently scoop out soft sugar, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick shell. Smooth inside edge with fingertips. Dry candy dish at room temperature for 24 hours or in a 200° oven for 20 minutes. Cool completely on the baking sheet. Transfer to a 12-inch serving platter or covered board. If desired, place silver ribbon on board around dish. Fill dish with Peanut Butter Balls recipe (RMS#31336) in foil cups if desired.