Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cha Cha Chocolate

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here’s a super last minute idea or more likely – an early idea for next year. Just something quick and cute.

And if you don’t need any treats, you might want to mosey on down towards the middle of this post.


I made little heart chocolates. Hi.


And packaged them up like tiny candy bars. Too cute. And thanks for reading.

This is super easy. You’ll need a candy mold though. The product number is in the photo below if you want to search for it. I found mine at Cake Art. The squares are 1.25 inch.

And because I have a mini candy coating store growing in my kitchen, I decided to use some of it up for these.


Melt pink candy coating and then using a toothpick, draw heart shapes in the cavity of the candy molds. Let it dry and then pour melted chocolate candy coating over the top. Mercken’s is what I used for these. Fill the cavity enough so it reaches the corners without overflowing and then tap the mold on the counter to settle and even out the coating. Repeat with the remaining cavities. Place in the freezer for a few minutes to set and then pop them right out of the mold and place on wax paper. Repeat and repeat until you have what you need.

Of course, you make these even easier and unwrap existing candy bars to use.


Now the fun part. I had these pink foil wrappers that were lonely and waiting to cuddle something. They were really too big for the bars I made so I cut them in half.


Lay the chocolate on the wrapper, fold the two short pieces first and then the long ones.

The foil is super thin so you can press it pretty flat.

These are also fun to wrap up your cake pops if you do simple decorations.


After your bars are all wrapped in foil, you can add paper wrappers.

I created these with different sayings.


Even one for the pinterest lovers out there.

Here’s a pdf if you want it.


Making your own wrappers is a cute gift or favor idea. Use the same process and create your own wrappers for your theme. You can turn any candy bar into something a little more special.

But now let me tell you why I really made these.

I bought something for myself a few weeks ago that I thought was the cutest thing ever.

Or at least the cutest thing that week.

It was on sale thank goodness. Wanna see?

It goes with the theme so far.

And it’s really what inspired these tiny wrapped chocolate bars.

But this chocolate is a little bit bigger.

And sassier.


The good thing is it won’t melt in my hands.

Check it out. A Cha Cha Chocolate Clutch.


From Kate Spade.

Loving the label.


And look at the chocolate candy clasp.

I die.


And the inside lining. So cute.


It’s pretty big, too. Actually it’s a really big clutch.


Big enough to carry all my cha cha chocolates.


Thankfully it has a chain strap, too.


And yes, I couldn’t help but make little Cha Cha labels. It’s just too much fun to say.

But I haven’t mentioned the best part about this bag. It turns out I didn’t just buy one.

Yep. Right now I have one for each hand and that just looks plain silly.


So who wants to help me out and take one of these off my hands?



Enter for a chance to win a Kate Spade Cha Cha Chocolate Clutch.

  • Just leave a comment on this post and say something sweet about someone you love. It’s that kind of day you know.
  • Deadline to enter is Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 6 pm ET. Sorry, Time’s Up. Winner Announced Below.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Thursday evening.
  • Happy Valentine’s Day and good luck!

Okay, cha cha time. Let’s see who won the cute clutch. By the way, I’m so glad I didn’t have to choose based on your comments. I would have never been able to pick. So many of you have the sweetest sweethearts in your lives. It made me so happy to read your comments. Smiles and smiles.

But the random winner is………

chachawinnerYay! Congratulations Gayl! Hope you have fun with the clutch.

Note: Giveaway sponsored by moi.

Natalie said...

My two boys! They fill my heart with joy and laughter. I can’t imagine life without them.

February 15, 2012 11:43 PM
Bethany Schulz said...

Love Love Love your Blog! Just started following it and have already gotten super excited about a ton of your ideas! These will be made for my son’s Birthday party I think!
The special person who I love is my sister. She was a surprise when I was 11 and my parents had given up (but I hadn’t) She saved me when I was going through a rough time and making poor choices. Because I wanted to be a good influence for her I straightened up! Maybe she and I could make cake balls together! She is about to turn 18, how fun for her party???!!! :)

February 15, 2012 11:43 PM
Susan Rowe said...

Such a lovely, creative purse. So whimsical and sassy! I love the clasp!

My Valentine is my husband of 42 years. Even after all this time, I get the same rush when I see him at a distance and that little area below my belly button always flutters. If you’ve ever really been in love, you know the feeling I’m describing. He’s what keeps the “beat” in my heartbeat!

February 15, 2012 11:48 PM
Danielle said...

I love love love this giveaway!!!! My husband is my rock. I don’t know what I’d do without him. He is always so supportive in everything that I do and gladly puts up with my crazy family. haha

February 15, 2012 11:49 PM
Lan said...

My family is so supportive me through the good times and the bad. I love them with all my heart. No matter how stressed I can get, they will always make me feel better.

February 15, 2012 11:49 PM
Megan Shady said...

My puppy was a pretty good valentine this year since my husband was out of town. He took me to McDonalds and even let me watch the sappy movies I wanted to watch :)

February 15, 2012 11:55 PM
Julie Cherry said...

I love my husband. Not only is he a great dad to my 4 kids, but he is my best friend!!

February 15, 2012 11:55 PM
Michelle Schreck Calvert said...

oooh! It is so cute. Love, love, love it. Will have to share with my teen <3

February 15, 2012 11:57 PM
yvonne said...

My family. They help out while I go to school and they have been so supportive. I couldn’t do it without them.

February 15, 2012 11:58 PM
Stacey Staack said...

My husband still makes my heart skip a beat when I see him. 8 years later – we made it past the 7 year itch (yay!) should I have stopped at skipped a beat? haha thank you for this giveaway

February 15, 2012 11:58 PM
Kellie said...

I would have to say that my son is the best son in the world. He is such a kind little guy, who loves his little sister beyond belief. He is her hero. I love that more then anything.

February 16, 2012 12:00 AM
aubree parr said...

My Valentine just surprised be for the first time we have been together. He is the most selfless person I know and his big smile is the happiest place I have known.

February 16, 2012 12:01 AM
Casey said...

My boyfriend of five years always knows just how to make me smile!! :)

February 16, 2012 12:03 AM
Pam said...

There’s a new guy in my life… and I think he could be THE ONE. :-) Chachacha. :-)

February 16, 2012 12:03 AM
Aly said...

My hubby and 3 kiddos…without them I don’t know what my life would be like! He gave me my greatest blessings…they call me mom!!!

February 16, 2012 12:06 AM
Rina said...

This purse is adorable! It’s the perfect chocolate fix for dieters :)

My sister is a great Valentine. She always sends me surprise emails with cute little links that brighten up my day.

February 16, 2012 12:08 AM
Noël Stout said...

Love the clutch and LOVE my sis! She is my best friend!

February 16, 2012 12:12 AM
Margaret said...

Those chocolates are so cute! I’ll have to bust out my chocolate molds and make some soon.

My boyfriend is also my best friend and I’ve never met a kinder, more generous soul. Things in my life have been trying lately and he’s been going above and beyond to make me feel better. I’m lucky to have someone like him.

February 16, 2012 12:13 AM
Courtney Oliver said...

My mom who always makes it a point to make my day special.

February 16, 2012 12:14 AM
Karen said...

I love Kate Spade, but I love Bakerella more! You are so creative and out of the box. Thanks for sharing all your inspirations!
I really love my husband and children. Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 16, 2012 12:14 AM
Nicole DeFontes said...

I’m so proud of my beautiful children! Both are loving and smart. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

February 16, 2012 12:15 AM
Linda Dawson said...

Dear Bakerella,
It was so very “sweet” of you to offer to share the cutest little clutch ever! My mom has been my rock for the past 62 years…she is always there for me and my family. She is a very special Valentine to us all!

February 16, 2012 12:16 AM
Nicolette said...

One of my favorite quotes by Dr. Seuss. This goes to all my family, friends, and favorite blogs:

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”

February 16, 2012 12:20 AM
Nicole said...

Love LOVE LOVE this clutch!! to DIE for!!!..

the special person I love is my MOM! She is soo amazing!! And Soo supportive of me and is always my number one cheerleader! Im so super blessed to have her as my mom!

February 16, 2012 12:23 AM
Lesley said...

My sister is the most caring person I know. She’s always been there for me, whether as a shoulder to lean on or my best friend to laugh until I cry with!

February 16, 2012 12:24 AM
Joe said...

I have a very close friend who made my Valentine’s Day amazing by sending me the best gift I’ve ever gotten… a story about us!

February 16, 2012 12:24 AM
Amy said...

choose me!

February 16, 2012 12:28 AM
Liza said...

Super cute!! My 6 year old an my husband are my sweet valentines! We just enjoy eachother :-)

February 16, 2012 12:30 AM
Dee S said...

My hubby, son, and daughter are the ones I cherish and love the most! They are my world – I live and breathe for them!

February 16, 2012 12:30 AM
Anonymous said...

What an adorable clutch, oh and your chocolates are pretty “sweet ” too. xxoo valarie

February 16, 2012 12:34 AM
Valarie Kraft said...

Oops…that was me that said what an adorable clutch, oh and your chocolates are pretty “sweet” too. xxoo Valarie

February 16, 2012 12:35 AM
Valarie Kraft said...

What I love most about someone, or the 2 someones I love most is that they are compassionate men. I am proud to have raised my sons as compassionate men!! The world needs more of them, so this makes me proud. xxoo

February 16, 2012 12:37 AM
Valarie Kraft said...

What I love most about someone, or the 2 someones I love most is that they are compassionate men. I am proud to have raised my sons as compassionate men!! The world needs more of them, so this makes me proud. xxoo

February 16, 2012 12:37 AM
Jennifer D. said...

I had a very rough day at work on Valentines Day, and instead of insisting we do what he’d planned (dinner and a movie), he spent the whole night cuddling me.

Pizza and cuddles rather than dinner out and a movie I couldn’t concentrate on because of the day.

Yup, he’s a keeper!

February 16, 2012 12:39 AM
Haylee Stephens said...

The clutch is so cute! I would love to show it off! The person I love is my father, who supports my every decision and guides me in the right direction. He is willing to do anything to help me out. He is the best dad a daughter could ask for!

February 16, 2012 12:41 AM
spirit_kim said...

My friend Rick has been a great help to me this past year. I have needed to be dropped at the hospital and picked up for two surgeries. It has been a blessing to have his help.

February 16, 2012 12:49 AM
Chris S. said...

My wife would adore the clutch…I was waiting for a price and place to buy one, and was disappointed there was none, but to win one for her would be amazing. I m very lucky to have her in my life, and I would be lost without her.

February 16, 2012 12:50 AM
Michelle Tucker said...

Oh wow, now THAT is an awesome clutch. I mean, WOW! I can honestly say I am quite envious. Well, on to the giveaway. My hubby is so sweet. We’ve been sick for days (I mean, never get out of bed unless it’s to the bathroom sick). It’s been horrible. Yet he still managed to get up sometime while I was sleeping and order some chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s day. He’s so sweet. Well, if I ever had to pick someone to be sick with, it’d be him. :)

February 16, 2012 12:52 AM
Brittany said...

I have only been with my boyfriend for a few months, but I know he has the best heart I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I have fun with him like no other and he’s the only person I want to have a load of adventures with. He’s been in Europe for a while for his job and he’s bringing me back quite a bit of chocolate. What can I say? He’s definitely a keeper!

February 16, 2012 12:54 AM
Cynthia said...

LOVE the clutch! My special someone is my hubby of nearly 10 years! Love him to bits.

February 16, 2012 12:54 AM
Ariadna said...

Love the cluth, and the tiny chocolate!!! Rally cool way to say I love you to your close ones, I have no boyfriend right now, but I just love my oh-so-cute-for-words friends and family

February 16, 2012 12:59 AM
Lindsay Angelis said...

I absolutely love the cha cha chocolate clutch by kate spade, 80% charming and 20% rebellious, because everyone knows girls arent just made up of sugar spice and everything nice :)

even though it isnt valentines day, a lot of love goes out to my parents. being away from home for college they have never been more supportive, helpful and encouraging. I know that even if I’m a few states away they’re only a phone call, plane or car ride from anything I could ever need. family is always your first love and never fails.

February 16, 2012 01:00 AM
Kate W. said...

He is himself which is why I love him so much. Knowing and accepting all of the flaws each of us has is why we work and I can think of no one else I would rather be with…not even Johnny Depp.

February 16, 2012 01:00 AM
Sheri said...

Just met a new boy who’s absolutely sweet and that I think is adorable :D

February 16, 2012 01:00 AM
Yvonne said...

this is such a cute idea! My mom would always be my valentine because I love her so much!
But I would make these chocolates and give them out to friends anyday just to say how special they are.

February 16, 2012 01:05 AM
Michelle said...

The clutch looks adorable…( that i could eat in two bites)

My Long time boyfriend Adam is on his first deployment so there fore I was alone with a tub of coffee ice cream on valentines day… we exchanged poems : Roses are red, violets are blue, i love you more than red velvet cake!
I can only imagine the feeling military families go through !

February 16, 2012 01:08 AM
Natalie said...

My valentine is the best friend ever! If I won the contest I would give this clutch to her as a belated V-day present :))

February 16, 2012 01:09 AM
Jeannette said...

My husband’s laughter is one of the many things I love about him. Laughter and humor are some of the most attractives things in all individuals and I always LOVE to have a great laugh with my husband.

February 16, 2012 01:12 AM
Marie said...

My two sisters are the ones I always turn to. They are the best.

February 16, 2012 01:13 AM
Kae said...

My husband made me a handmade card this year! Oh and dinner too :D :D

February 16, 2012 01:13 AM

I love how my husband walks hand in hand with my son like they are the same height. Only my son is 17 months old. Melts a momma’s heart!

I also love that Bakerella is doing much better health wise…we were all worried about you & praying for you!

February 16, 2012 01:13 AM
Laura Sligh said...

I’m a sucker for cute wrapping… those chocolates arejust adorable. And so funny that you posted this clutch, because my friend and I were looking at Kate Spade clutches the other day and lamenting over their cost.

I don’t have a significant other, but there’s still plenty of love in my life. My mom and dad always come to mind first. They will always be my best Valentines.

February 16, 2012 01:15 AM
amy said...

I don’t know how you keep coming up with these sweet ideas but I LOVE THEM, must make them for next year!

February 16, 2012 01:18 AM
Lisa said...

Soooo cute!!! My 3-year-old boy is so sweet. H calls his little sister Baby Doll sometimes, and I love it! They also dance together and say they are a prince and princess. :)

February 16, 2012 01:19 AM
Melissa Malka said...

I’m going to tell the guy I love that I love him tomorrow…right now, he doesn’t know (yet) :(

February 16, 2012 01:24 AM
Nadia said...

SO CUTE! I have the 3 sweetest valentines…My Hubby and my two sweeter than sweet daughters, ages 4 and 2… their hugs and kisses make my day everyday, not just on valentine’s! <3

February 16, 2012 01:24 AM
Olivia said...

Love those!

I think my special someone is my dad- he is motivating to me as well as not being too harsh with what he says as to not hurt my feelings, and I admire that. I used to hate my dad when I was younger and now we get along very well.

February 16, 2012 01:29 AM
Ashley said...

My mom always listens whenever I have problems, and if I’m hungry she’ll always bring me lunch!

February 16, 2012 01:32 AM
Stephanie said...

This is so fantastic! Adore the chocolates. And that bag is abfab!

Someone I love: my mom. Seriously one of the sweetest human beings on the face of the planet. I’m so blessed to have her as my mom.

February 16, 2012 01:40 AM
Noelle said...

I love my sweet daughter! She makes me smile every day :)

February 16, 2012 01:42 AM
Jessica said...

I love my mom and dad because their the kindest, sweetest, and generous people I know. I just love them to death! <3

February 16, 2012 01:49 AM
RACHAEL said...

GOOOOODDDNNESSSSSSSSS What a beautiful Valentines Day idea :)
Yummy yummy just like my special man friend whose been very patient and lovely while I’ve been recovering from having my wisdom teeth out :) I look like I’m storing nuts for the winter but he’s been lovingly feeding me soft foods xxx

February 16, 2012 01:51 AM
Kelsey said...

This year my someone I love is my Mom. She bought me an adorable new purse and matching shoes from my favorite store just because and today when I got sick she made me a giant pot of cheese potato soup to make me feel better. Thanks for still treating me like I’m 5 when I need a pick-me-up Mom, sometimes being a 5 year old is the greatest feeling in the world.

February 16, 2012 01:52 AM
Tina said...

This sweetness goes out to my boyfriend of three years. He’s really someone special. <3

February 16, 2012 02:07 AM
Jennifer said...

LOVED this idea, and LOVED this bag!

My Valentine this year was my baby girl, Gabriella, who is just the most scrumptious baby! She is the epitome of all that is good in this world and every day that I am blessed with being her mother is completely humbling, as I could have never done anything to deserve her. She is truly a grace from God.

…That said, I need to ditch this diaper bag…

February 16, 2012 02:08 AM
Mellie said...

I want to say that my hubby is the sweetest because when I made my first batch of cake pops (thanks for the inspiration, Bakerella!), he fell in love with them. Now when I make new batches of pops, he shows them off to his coworkers and always posts pictures of them on Facebook. :-) He’s the biggest fan of my baking. And I’m nowhere in the same league of some of you great bakers out there. LOL What a great Valentine, eh?

February 16, 2012 02:09 AM
Melanie said...

My daughter is love :)

February 16, 2012 02:10 AM
Eugenia Ramirez said...

The eyes smileing of my two baby girls is the perfect gifth! :D I love them :) they are the perfect valentine’s! :D

February 16, 2012 02:13 AM
spikeymandy said...

Loving it! My husband is the sweetest thing, so sweet that i can just about forgive him for going to Italy to watch a football match on Feb 14th!!!

February 16, 2012 02:17 AM
Susan said...

My hubby loves me….proof is that he drove an hour each way to buy me cupcakes from my favorite place on V day!

February 16, 2012 02:25 AM
Ima L said...

I absolutely adore my boyfriend. Before we were in a relationship, we were very good friends. We would talk to each other every almost every day and had the silliest conversations. I love how he makes me laugh and smile and loves me and how I can just talk to him about anything. He is one of my greatest friends and I would do anything to make him happy!

February 16, 2012 02:26 AM
Becky said...

My special someone is my husband. The love of my life, married for 18 years and I still get butterflies in my stomach when he holds my hand.

February 16, 2012 02:27 AM
Sarah said...

I love my best friend because she is amazing and we can laugh for hours on end, but they aren’t afraid to cry around me if it’s been a tough day. :)

February 16, 2012 02:31 AM
Rebecca said...

My daughter has the prettiest hazel eyes. They are the same color as her hair and I love to look at them. :)

February 16, 2012 02:38 AM
song said...

so loveeeeeeeelllyyy!!!!!

February 16, 2012 02:42 AM
Yael said...

My boyfriend and I have been together for two years. This week I went to a conference, and there was a “yoga in the workplace” session, which was basically a short yoga class. When the teacher said “think of a beautiful place that makes you feel good, like a mountain or the beach”, my boyfriend’s face popped into my head and I started smiling :)

February 16, 2012 02:54 AM
RockerJewlz said...

My morning coffee tastes so much sweeter when my darling husband delivers it to me while I lounge for a few minutes in bed.

February 16, 2012 03:01 AM
debra said...

This is amazing – the chocolates you made look so good and the clutch is gorgeous! I love my nephew so much. I have 4 and I love them all, but I held this one in my arms right after he was born and he’s the sweetest ever. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

February 16, 2012 03:01 AM
Kim said...

I love that my boyfriend never raises his voice on me no matter how upset he is. And through the obstacles we’ve experienced, he will do whatever it takes to make it all better.

February 16, 2012 03:19 AM
Rox said...

Cutest clutch ever!

Spent Valentine’s Day with my two most favorite people in the world…my daughters. Blessed to be their mother.

February 16, 2012 03:23 AM
Abby said...

Someone I love… is my boyfriend. As cliche as it sounds, we live almost an hour away from each other, and only see each other once a week. Despite the distance, we do our best to talk to each other everyday… whether it is by phone, FaceTime, or by chatting online! I’ll admit it DOES get tough sometimes, but we are doing the best we can because we love each other and won’t give up on each other. Valentine’s Day a few years ago was our very first date, and this year… we celebrated our fifth Valentine’s Day together!

February 16, 2012 03:29 AM
Erimea said...

My someone special is my wonderful husband. After 17 yrs of marriage and three great kids later, he still gives me that same tingling feeling inside that he gave me when we first started dating. I love him for that.

February 16, 2012 03:32 AM
Jen said...

My mother is a beautiful woman inside and out.

February 16, 2012 03:54 AM
Lynne said...

Oh my…3,673 Comments! I would love to share a purse like that with my sister. We’re so far away from each other, but she always has my back.

February 16, 2012 04:00 AM
trudy said...

I love how sweet my kids have been leaving little notes, treats and surprises for each other in our valentine mailboxes this month

February 16, 2012 04:22 AM
Caroline said...

My boyfriend had two dozen red roses sent to my office on Valentine’s day this week – the first time anyone has ever done that for me! And you know what? I was out sick that day!! So I got the flowers a day late. I felt so bad as he’d gone to so much effort! But I did take him on a chocolate making workshop at a chocolate-themed hotel at the weekend :-)

February 16, 2012 04:24 AM
living eventfully said...

I love my amazing hubby and babies!!

February 16, 2012 04:25 AM
Renate said...

Just lovely!!!! My husband and children are my valentines!

February 16, 2012 04:48 AM
Ekank said...

I have been wondering about life’s essentials. Really what is essential? I think it all comes down to two hands.
That is perhaps all we need. Two hands to embrace us, to hold us, to make us feel loved.
Or perhaps its just me, being in my own world, since I am in love , you know this place where you do not actually walk on earth you are just a few inches above ground… I have the butterflies in my stomach feeling etc.
I hope you all have two hands to hold you…

February 16, 2012 04:55 AM
Emily said...

My mom is the sweetest person I know. Everyone says they have the best mom, but I know I do, she’s just the best!!!

February 16, 2012 04:56 AM
eileenm said...

My husband and I laugh at the same jokes.

February 16, 2012 05:01 AM
Kaitlyn said...

My sweetie gave me a chocolate bar for valentine’s (along with planning a very special day). Maybe I should make these for him, he always appreciates when I make things for him.

Beautiful clutch! I adore the inspired candy wrappers.

February 16, 2012 05:20 AM
Rose said...

I have a friend who’s really an amazing person. She deserves only good things coming her way. Unfortunately her father has fallen seriously ill (yes, cancer) and has been rushed of to the hospital twice in the last month. I am definitely going to make her these chocolates! Who needs it more than she does, right :)

February 16, 2012 05:40 AM
Erin said...

I love chocolate! These mini chocolates are so cute =D

February 16, 2012 05:45 AM
Sunshine Peck said...

How cute! My husband is amazing….well most of the time. When I was in the hospital this past year he really stepped up and took over the care of our 5 year old daughter. My friends and family said he looked like a fish outa water but he did it! I am so grateful to have him in my life!

February 16, 2012 06:07 AM
Stella said...

Hey bakerella, I love your website and I love these chocolates x it’s amazing, you inspired me to make cake pops and now I do them for the bake sales at my school and all my friends love them x my lovers are cake pops, I hope they love me to x

February 16, 2012 06:08 AM
stella said...

such a great idea making making your own chocolate!

my special someone is my sister who is 2 years younger than me. i’m amused how she always has to consult with me for anything she does with her life – from what she should have for lunch right down to what colour she should paint her room. Regardless i love her cause without her i’d have no logic fibre in my system.

happy valentine’s day bakerella! thanks always for a great post!

February 16, 2012 06:15 AM
Courtney said...

What an adorable gift idea. Plus a clutch thats good enough to eat! I always think about my Mum on Valentines day – she’s worked so hard to make me and my brother who we are and she deserves so much thanks every day of the year, not just one.

February 16, 2012 06:16 AM
Yolanda said...

My husband is just as sweet as chocolates – he tastes the milk for me every morning before I have it on my cereal cause I really hate sour milk! He is the absolute best!!!

February 16, 2012 06:25 AM
molly said...

So stinking cute! Love the chocolates! I. Love my family – my husband, new son and bunny. They are always there for me and love to make me laugh. :)

February 16, 2012 06:26 AM
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