DIY CHOCOLATE BOXES to gift homemade chocolates .....

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              DIY HOMEMADE CHOCOLATES

this is all about how to make CHOCOLATE BOXES to gift the handmade chocolates....

1. How to Make a Chocolate Box

                        

Chocolate boxes are a fun, delicious way to package a gift such as jewelry, candy, and other items. A chocolate box is a new take on a box of chocolates. You can fill it with chocolate truffles or your recipients' favorite candies, toffee, or caramels. Learn how to make one with this photo tutorial.

2. Gather Your Ingredients and Melt Your Coating

                                     

Gather your ingredients. To make one large (5-inch) or three small (2-inch) boxes, you will need:

  •      -12 ounces chocolate candy coating or tempered chocolate
  • -Ruler
  • -Any decorations or candy to finish the box, like a --chocolate monogram or filigree

Candy coating is recommended as opposed to real chocolate. Although it doesn't taste as good, it is much easier to work with and remains firm even at warm room temperature. If you do want to use real chocolate, make sure that you temper it so that it does not soften when it gets warm.
Begin by melting the candy coating in the microwave until it is smooth and entirely free of lumps.

3.  Pour the Coating Onto A Baking Sheet
                               
Pour the melted coating or tempered chocolate onto a baking sheet that's been lined with parchment paper, waxed paper, or aluminum foil. Use a knife or a spatula to spread the coating into a thin, even layer, between 1/4-1/8 inch thick. If you're using a baking sheet approximately 10x15 inches, it should cover most of the sheet.

4.  Partially Set the Coating
                             
Gently tap the sheet against the counter several times to even out the thickness of the chocolate and bring any air bubbles to the surface. Refrigerate the tray to set the coating for 4-5 minutes. You want it to be partially set but not cool and hard.

5.  Measure and Score the Chocolate                                           
                               
While the coating is still somewhat malleable, take your ruler and a knife and begin to score lines in the coating. It's best to do this while it's still soft because if you wait until it's hard, it's more likely to crack or break.
The exact measurements you make are up to you. If you want to make small boxes for holding jewelry, candies, or other small tokens, you'll want to make a series of 2-inch or 3-inch squares, five squares total for a box without a lid, six squares if you want the lid.
If you want to make a large box, suitable for holding several dozen truffles or other large gifts, it's best to make a 5-inch base and four sides that measure 5 by 3.5 inches. You can always re-melt and re-measure if you make any mistakes.
Once the coating has been cut to the desired sizes, return the tray to the refrigerator until the coating is entirely set and hardened.

6.  Start Assembling Your Box

                                   

Break apart the chocolate squares on the scored lines, and set all the pieces of your box aside. Take the scraps of coating remaining and re-melt them in the microwave. Place the bottom of your box on a piece of parchment, and use your paintbrush to dab the melted coating all along one side of the bottom.

7. Add A Wall to your Chocolate Box


 

Add the walls and any decorations that you like. Here i have used basic stensil design,you can use anything that you want...a bow or candies as on ginger bread cakes or we call also use nuts to just stick on  the walls of the chocolate box

8.  Your Chocolate Box is Now Finished

                                         




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3 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! I could not get the photos to load, though. Do you know if the file size is quite large? I’d love to looks at the photos of this process!

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  2. I’ve never heard of chocolate boxes! So cute’

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