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.

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I made little heart chocolates. Hi.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

I created these with different sayings.

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Even one for the pinterest lovers out there.

Here’s a pdf if you want it.

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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.

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

Check it out. A Cha Cha Chocolate Clutch.

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From Kate Spade.

Loving the label.

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And look at the chocolate candy clasp.

I die.

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And the inside lining. So cute.

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

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Big enough to carry all my cha cha chocolates.

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Thankfully it has a chain strap, too.

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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.

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

Anybody?

Somebody?

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.


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Jennie Posada said...

My hubby is my best friend, And is so supportive of me. Love him.

February 16, 2012 06:58 PM
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Ari said...

My goodness, these are adorable.
My someone I love is my boyfriend, who I finally get to see tomorrow as a late Valentines after a long month of him being away at sea. <3

February 16, 2012 06:58 PM
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Danielle F said...

Well- It wont hurt to enter! That bag is cuteee =] I love my roommates (who will most definitely attempt to steal a clutch like that!)

February 16, 2012 07:01 PM
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Kim said...

lovely

February 16, 2012 07:07 PM
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julie w. said...

Don’t know if i made it in time but I love the way my hubby makes me laugh. :) Thanks.!

February 16, 2012 07:10 PM
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Lauren @ Around the World Food said...

I love Valentine’s Day… mainly for the chocolate.

February 16, 2012 07:14 PM
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christine said...

a-you’re ridiculously crafty & amazing.
b-just saw that clutch in a magazine and drooled a bit.
c-although i love each of my nephews dearly, the 4 year old makes my heart melt…each time we leave each other he tells me he’s going to miss me, and i believe him :) those lil fellas keep me going!!

February 16, 2012 07:33 PM
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Christy said...

Those purses and your candies are just too cute!

My husband is the sweetest person. We don’t celebrate valentines day because our anniversary is the next week. I can’t wait to go out and celebrate 4 blissful years with him.

February 16, 2012 07:42 PM
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Needa said...

I love my parents, without them I wouldn’t be able to do half the things I am able to now. I graduated high school last year and still haven’t found a job, times are tough, I know they struggle and they are still willing to support me financially. They are always there for me as well as my grandparents who are unbelievably giving and loving. And my friends… I am thankful everyday that I have such wonderful friends that are a good influence on me. They have truly made me into a better person. I love my family and friends, I don’t know what I would do without them :)

February 16, 2012 07:45 PM
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Dani said...

Love the cute chocolates!!! Great Idea!!!!
As for my “someone special”….well, I have 3,lucky me :-) My 2 daughters and son have captured my heart like no other, I thought I couldn’t be more in love with them than the first time I held each one in my arms but boy was I wrong…each day with each moment I just keep falling in love more and more with my precious angels!!! Every day is valentines day with these ones and their the reason I started to bake my goodies.

February 16, 2012 07:47 PM
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Sarah said...

My Grampie is sweet! He is takes his responsibility as the head of his (big) family seriously and takes care of everyone, all the time.

February 16, 2012 07:51 PM
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Karen Bercian said...

Bakerella..these are amazing!! You’re so talented..I can’t tell you how much I love these chocolates..I guess almost as much as I love my special someone, Nicholas. He’s the best person I know..so kind, loving, and giving. The rose bouquet he sent me for Valentine’s Day was amazing! Three dozen gigantic red roses..he said one dozen wasn’t enough! Can’t wait for your next post :) Thanks again!

February 16, 2012 07:59 PM
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Nicole said...

My 2 year old is my special valentine! What joy and happiness she brings into my life! She has the cutest personality and always keeps me busy! How lucky I am to have her!

February 16, 2012 08:00 PM
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Nancy DeVries said...

I can see making these for my husband and I feel he would do the same for me. He is so considerate.

February 16, 2012 08:02 PM
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Kiyoko said...

OMG! Thats awesome. me and my daughter are going to hit the kitchen this weekend and make some for her high school marching band!

February 16, 2012 08:07 PM
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Megan said...

I love this clutch! The candy clasp is my favorite, along with my amazing boyfriend who was just accepted into nursing school! I couldn’t be happier for him. I am one lucky girl.

February 16, 2012 08:07 PM
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Crystal B said...

My fiance is the best. We been through so much and I’m so lucky to have him. Our birthdays are two days apart mine may 2 and his may 4. We went to the same high school but didn’t know each other and date brought us back together years later. That’s the kind of stuff that only happens in movies and to make it all better our anniversary is DEC 25. Who could ask for a better xmas gift. We have an 11month old son together and are set to marry this year on may 5. I love this man and couldn’t ask for better!

February 16, 2012 08:14 PM
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Cassidy said...

Loving the ChaChaChocolates! I just want to thank my mom, dad, and brothers! They are the sweetest (hehe) people I know & they are always supporting my baking (well they at least help me taste test) :) <3

February 16, 2012 08:17 PM
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Kristin said...

These are so adorable!! Perfect for portion sizing.. or justifying having half a dozen!

My special someone is my husband. Every time I look at him I visualize how amazing it is going to be co-parenting with him in a few months. He is going to be the best dad. :)

February 16, 2012 08:39 PM
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naureen said...

omg i want to win! happy late valentines day XOXO!

February 16, 2012 08:43 PM
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C said...

beautiful chocolates and purse!

February 16, 2012 08:52 PM
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Tisa P said...

My Valentine is and always has been my husband. Quiet, calm and handsome–he rocks my world. He left this morning for a 5-day tour of colleges with our oldest son, and I miss them already. I sent them off with some Cadbury emergency rations for the road, but am seriously thinking about making something chocolatey and divine for when they come back. Love love love the Kate Spade clutch.

February 16, 2012 08:55 PM
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Amanda said...

I hope I’m not too late! That purse is absolutely adorable! When I want to be really sweet to my husband, I make him cake pops. ;)

February 16, 2012 09:15 PM
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Alexa said...

I love my husband because he’s always there to help me get through it all, whether its helping out with the kids or if he’s being sweet on date night… He is just my rock!

February 16, 2012 09:18 PM
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Megan said...

I’m the luckiest woman in the world. My family is amazing, my partner is the sweetest and kindest man I’ve ever met. I’ve never felt better or more loved in all my life.

February 16, 2012 09:19 PM
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Jamillah A. said...

I love my mother and father, they mean everything to me!

February 16, 2012 09:22 PM
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norianne said...

I love my boy!! and of course our baby girl!!! They are the most beautiful present in my life!!!!

February 16, 2012 09:32 PM
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Sara (Belly Rumbles) said...

That is such a great idea. You make it look so easy, fumble fingers here would eventually get the knack of wrapping those gorgeous chocs.

February 17, 2012 05:19 AM
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Anonymous said...

bakarella, i have been looking on your site ever since ever since it was a blog will i am 12 right now LOL i love ur site it is amazing how u come up with all of these stuff
u are very creative and talented amazing!!

February 17, 2012 07:16 PM
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sophieR said...

Merci ,merci pour ton livre,….je viens de le trouver en Français et je suis la plus heureuse de la terre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 18, 2012 07:28 AM
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jmac said...

Oh could you pleeeeeeeaze give us a pattern for that Cha Cha chocolate paper??? My DIL just gave birth to her first son on Feb 1 and her nickname is ChaCha!!!!! would be so perfect to give her lil gifts with this label!!!

February 19, 2012 12:18 PM
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Kate said...

These are adorable! Just wondering what program you use to make your labels? Thanks!

February 19, 2012 07:12 PM
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Krista said...

That clutch is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen…even though Valentine’s Day has passed, I had to suggest the clutch to this list of great gifts for female friends, colleagues and co-workers.

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/list/cathleya/great-gifts-for-female-colleagues-coworkers-under-100

February 20, 2012 04:15 PM
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Stacey said...

Loved this idea and then as I scrolled down I saw you had even supplied the wrappers that you created as a printable pdf.
That is pretty great – you think of everything and go above and beyond for the reader.
Keep up the good work!

February 24, 2012 05:15 AM
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Lena said...

I loved this post, what a cute idea! =)

What program did you use to make those cute labels? Thanks for sharing all your wonderfully adorable ideas!

-Lena

February 24, 2012 09:48 PM
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Anna said...

I have never seen anyone make and even wrap their own chocolate, but it looks incredibly delicious and I might just have to really try this out!! YUM!

February 26, 2012 11:14 AM
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Louise said...

I made these (http://louiseandthestyleworld.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentines-treats.html) and they were a success!My husband loved them! Thank you Bakerella for all your delicious creations!

February 29, 2012 06:28 AM
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JC said...

Cute wrappers! Was wondering what kind of program you used to design them. Any tutorials?

March 16, 2012 02:30 AM
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Emilie said...

Wonderful! Your work and website is amazing.
We can tell you’re so passionate about what you’re doing.
Very inspiring!
I was wondering which kind of template you used to create the cute little paper wrappers?
Did you just did it from scratch?

March 21, 2012 12:55 PM
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Mike said...

Man my girlfriend was so mad at me cause I didn’t get her a gift.

September 1, 2012 11:21 AM
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bakerintraining said...

wow I am gonna try make these
you are amazing!

September 10, 2012 09:53 AM
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Roza said...

Hi! I’m making these for my cousin’s baby shower, they are so cute! I wanted to know how you get such crisp and well defined hearts. I’m having issue with the edges becoming fuzzy because the warm chocolate being poured over is melting the edges of the heart. If I let the chocolate cool a bit it’s so much harder to pour in properly. Your site is such an inspiration! I would love your advice. Thanks so much!

September 4, 2013 01:43 PM
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Fazila said...

What kind of paper do I need to buy for the wrappers?

February 26, 2014 01:48 PM
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