Make an impression on your friends and family by making your own DIY Chocolate Box. This handmade box of chocolates will be perfect to share as gifts this holiday season. The chocolate box is fully customizable allowing you to come up with your own sweet surprises.
Each Christmas I try to make something different. This holiday season our friends and family will receive this awesome DIY chocolate box. I’m going to show you how simple this is to make.
By making your own handmade box of chocolates you’ll be saving money and wowing your friends and family with some amazing tasty treats.
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DIY Chocolate Box
This year I made 6 different treats to add to the gift box. You can make less or more this is completely up to you. I’ve put together a video walking you through how I made them, the ingredients, and packaging so you can make this on your own.
The 6 treats I made were:
- Chocolate covered pretzels
- Chocolate Almond Christmas Lights
- Peanut butter cups
- Chocolate peanut cups
- White chocolate party mix – This is my friend Kate’s recipe from I Heart Eating.
- Rice Krispie treats
I used 3 types of chocolate white, milk, and dark chocolate. If you know of allergies there are some great allergy-free chocolates and allergy-free “nut butter” you can use.
Supplies you’ll need:
- White Chocolate Melts
- Milk Chocolate Melts
- Dark Chocolate Melts
- Peanuts dry roasted and salted
- Peanut butter
- Rice Krispies
- Rice Chex Cereal
- Parchment paper
- Small cupcake liners
- Gift Boxes
- Candy bags + twist ties
Okay, I know this seems like a lot of supplies but there are 6 different items I made for the DIY Chocolate Box.
I do recommend using melts and not chocolate chips if this an option for you it’s easier to work with.
Item #1 Chocolate Covered Pretzels
For this you’ll need all three chocolates and pretzels. You’ll need 3 bowls, 3 spoons, and parchment paper.
Dip your pretzels in the chocolate and place the pretzels on the parchment paper to dry. Repeat this process with all 3 types of chocolate.
To finish off your chocolate covered pretzels drizzle with more chocolate. I drizzled white chocolate over the dark chocolate, drizzled milk chocolate over the white chocolate, and drizzled dark chocolate over the milk chocolate dripped pretzels.
Bag them up and place them in your holiday gift box.
Item #2 Chocolate Almond Christmas Lights
For these chocolates, you can use any type of chocolate you’d like. I used both dark and milk chocolate. I found this mold at Michael’s it’s silicone and very simple to use. It makes 9 chocolate lights per batch.
Fill the mold half way with chocolate. Chop up a handful of almonds and place a few in the mold, cover the rest with chocolate and allow to cool. I did place these in the fridge to harden.
I placed the chocolates inside a mini cupcake liner and placed a few inside the gift box.
Item #3 White Chocolate Party Mix
I saw this recipe on my friend’s blog and knew I needed to make it. This white chocolate party mix is so addictive! Kate from I Heart Eating does a better job explaining this so I’ll let her. You can get the full recipe and tutorial here.
Item #4 Peanut Butter Cups
This is so simple! Warm up some chocolate and peanut butter. Line a mini cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Place a small amount of chocolate at the bottom then add some peanut butter.
I did add a bit of powdered sugar to the peanut butter because I had all-natural just peanut brand and felt it needed to be sweetened up a bit.
I placed them in the fridge to harden for about 10 minute. Then pulled them out and topped them with another layer of chocolate to finish off the peanut butter cups. Placed them in the fridge for another 10 minutes and then added a few to the candy box.
Item #5 Chocolate Covered Peanuts
This item doesn’t need a lot of explaining. It’s so simple to make. I used my mini cupcake pan to make these. I lined the cupcake pan with mini cupcake liners.
Then I added a small amount of chocolate to the bottom added a few peanuts and then added more chocolate to cover them.
Placed these in the fridge for about 10 minutes and then added a few to the candy box.
Item #6 Rice Krispy Treats
Finally I made Rice Krispy Treats. These of course aren’t chocolate but this is something my family loves and I only make them this time of year. I follow the recipe on the back of the marshmallow bag.
To make these “chocolate themed” you can drizzle chocolate over the top and even add chocolate chips to the mixture. I didn’t do this, I left them as is because I ran out of chocolate.
Your Chocolate Box
This is a very simple and inexpensive way to give gifts. I was able to make a bunch to mail off to my friends and family this year. I hope you enjoyed this DIY Chocolate Box tutorial and make your own version!