So very elegant and delicious. I make them every year. They are definitely time consuming but they are a beautiful gift.
Not difficult but something of an arts and crafts project. I used a small heart shaped cookie cutter rather than a circular one. I heated the jam in the microwave for 30 seconds and then strained it before painting a thin coating between the layers. I melted the chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds, stirred and then microwaved for 20 seconds more. I then adde an additional ounce of chocolate an stirred to melt it. I think that this tempers the chocolate somewhat and gives a glossy finish. Don't skip toasting the walnuts. It really makes a difference.