Sunday, December 9, 2012

Chocolate Boxes

How to Make a Chocolate Box
                    (The Twelve Days of Christmas has been interrupted for this very important bulletin. I made a box out of chocolate!!)
I’ve been thinking about making a chocolate box. I don’t know what precipitated this but I just found that I HAD to try to  make a chocolate box. My idea was to find a smallish box and line it with plastic wrap and fill it with melted chocolate.
     I could hardly wait to get up and get started on my new project this morning.  I found a medium sized jewelry box about 4 x 4 inches and lined it with plastic wrap. I taped the plastic wrap to the box on the inside of the box and also the outside to secure it so that it wouldn’t be flopping around while I poured the melted chocolate in it.
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First melt the chocolates slowly. If you melt them in the microwave, take it in15 second intervals,  If chocolate gets hot too fast, it turns into one bit hard lump that can never be melted again. (You only have to have this happen once to be very aware of it. :)
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I put a teaspoon of olive oil in the bowl once the chocolate was melted to make it easier to pour.
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Unfortunately I don’t have pictures of putting the melted chocolate in the box. I’ll make one again tomorrow and insert more pictures.
I put some chocolate in the bottom and then kind of “spooned” it onto the sides and put it in the freezer. Within a few minutes it was hard and I took it out and added some more chocolate to the sides only as they looked too thin. I put the box in the freezer UPSIDE DOWN so that it wouldn’t all pool into the bottom and 2 minutes later, I took it out. I could hardly wait to see what happened. I called my youngest son (see menu above. He’s the duck herder) in to witness the unveiling, all the while he’s saying, “it’s not going to work. You need a mold. You could MAKE a mold”. That was way to much work, making a mold. I wanted QUICK and I was undeterred.
Chocolate box
As I’m taking the plastic wrap off the sides of the outside of the box, I was thinking ‘this is so not going to work’. It’s going to crumble or simply come apart when I try to take it out of the box.
NOT!!!
It came out of the box and the plastic wrap EASILY, and stayed together, too. Duck herder person had to admit it came out good. He quickly retreated when I started hopping around with delight in the kitchen.
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It doesn’t look like much in this picture but  I can’t tell you how happy I was over this. It’s the little things …
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Here are some more pictures..
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This is my first attempt and I made a CHOCOLATE BOX! I even like the little draped effect on the outside of the box that the plastic  wrap formed.
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I did research about making a chocolate box first.  So I looked up on the internet for molds for making chocolate boxes. Mostly they were heart molds to make heart boxes. They looked too perfect or something. Other sites showed how to cut up a big flat sheet of chocolate and then “glue” it together (bottom and sides) with more melted chocolate. That looked like WAY more work than I wanted to do. WAY MORE! So I knew I had to find a way to make them myself.
I like quick crafts that are WONDERFUL. This fits that description.
Now what to put in it. Any suggestions? Does anybody like my chocolate box?


I put extra pictures on here to show what I did with the box made out of chocolate.

I made some little candies this morning: Really, really easy to make. EASY!!!


 Then I put them in the chocolate box. Nice, huh? YAY!!!


 Best Christmas Season to all and to all a Good Night!



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6 comments:

  1. yum yum yum! So many ways to enjoy this one - i'm giddy and don't know where to start ;)

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  2. This reminds me of the time I made chocolate "bowls". I used small balloons and dipped them a few times into the melted chocolate and then let them cool. To transport them to our family holiday dinner, I left them as they were - balloons inside - and put them in a cooler. That way they did not break. Then, when I was ready to assemble the dessert, I gently popped the balloons, removed the pieces, tidied the bowls up a bit and then filled them with a delish pudding-like filling. I decorated them with a sprig of holly. They worked really well and were quite impressive to look at!

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  3. Hi Linda,
    I love this. What a beautiful gift idea. I think I may make this for the office employees. Great tutorial.
    Debi

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  4. So fun! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ..." We've also got a fun Christmas Wish List Giveaway going on which includes a chance to win a Blend Tec. Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  5. what a great gift for chocolater lovers!!!
    Paula

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