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.

Christy said...

So cute! My husband is awesome! We just rescued a dog from a shelter and he just sent him into the room I was in with a valentines day card in his mouth for me :)

February 14, 2012 07:24 AM
Rachel said...

These are adorable! I can’t wait to try them out. They can work for any occasion!

My husband is the best… He couldn’t spend today with me but set me up to enjoy a lovely evening by myself. Dinner waiting to be heated in the fridge, a new DVD, ice cream, flowers, everything. He is so thoughtful!

February 14, 2012 07:24 AM
Aimee said...

Adorable chocolates! Can’t wait to try this
I have 4 sweet valentines-3 little boys and an amazing hubby -that I am lucky enough to call mine! What more could a girl want? :-)

February 14, 2012 07:25 AM
Tysha said...

I have so many wonderful people in my life that it’s just so hard to pick just one but in honor of Valentine’s Day I would have to choose my honey. We’ve been together for a very long time now around 11-12 years. He’s truly a great person that makes me smile with his great sense of humor.

February 14, 2012 07:25 AM
Stacey Piper said...

LOVE this idea…..so SWEET!!! :)

February 14, 2012 07:25 AM
Staci said...

Perfect clutch for a girl who loves chocolate!
My son has the kindest heart of all I know! He’s my special valentine!

February 14, 2012 07:26 AM
Beth A. said...

Something sweet about someone I love…last night while my boys were birthday shopping for me with their dad, I met them at the store to pick up stuff for dinner. My 2 year old ran over to the cart, uncovered the present he picked out for me (a pound of yarn…litterally) and brought it over to me. He said, “Happy birfday Mommy!” Honey said that he tried to put the blood red yarn back 3 times and Cole kept catching him…so today I will be unwrapping a pound of BRIGHT RED yarn. :) (by the way, Cole’s favorite color is red…heheh, so he knew Mommy would love it too)

February 14, 2012 07:26 AM
Amy said...

Those little chocolates are on the list for next year!!! That liltle chocolate clutch is sooo darling!

My Valentine- are the three little people in my life. They are the most loving kids that teach me something funny everyday!!! I can’t wait for them to wake up to their chair back packer bags filled with cute little lovely items!!
They all have the best ways to express their love and I am the lucky one who gets most of it!! Of course, Dad gets some too!!

Thanks for the chance!!!

February 14, 2012 07:26 AM
Jessica Stoutner said...

My husband is wonderful, especially last night, he got up with our kids (we have two, ages 1 and 2). He is very involved in our kids lives which is absolutely wonderful.

February 14, 2012 07:27 AM
Tammy G said...

I love my family! My husband and children are the light of my life! Thanks!

February 14, 2012 07:27 AM
Courtney said...

I don’t know how you got all the hearts so perfectly drawn! The one I love is away right now, so I’m sad. Instead of flowers, he bought me a Forever Lazy. He’s a keeper :)

February 14, 2012 07:30 AM
Kim T said...

Those candy bars are too cute! I love the Kate Spade clutch. My someone would be my mom! She is always there for me! Always so helpful and always being her sweet self.

February 14, 2012 07:30 AM
Sunny said...

So Cute! I love my husband, we have held strong through deployments, 2 wonderful kids, and family crisis and we are still going strong…

February 14, 2012 07:31 AM
Mie said...

Wow! So sweet chocolate :)
Will forward them to my friend.
I am to blessed to have her as a friend, we studied together, and now we work together – and in our free-time makes cakes + sweets together!
I can’t imaging my life without her – shes so sweet, caring, and always smiling :) Love her!

February 14, 2012 07:32 AM
Jen said...

Love my little boy – it’s his first Valentines Day! He makes me laugh every day. :)

February 14, 2012 07:32 AM
Jen @ Dancing Through the Minefield said...

I love my husband, for doing the dishes every evening & making the bed every morning :)

And I love you, Bakerella–for the inspiration & sweetness you bring to all of our lives!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2012 07:33 AM
Jessy said...

My mom is the sweetest! She surprises me little presents; nothing big, but something that can cheer me up on the gloomiest of days. She’s understanding, fair and pretty cool, for a mom. I love her so much, I dont know what I’d do without her!

February 14, 2012 07:33 AM
Deborah Dyte said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is THE cutest purse ever!! My daughter and I are living together at the moment and we are each other’s Valentines and this would be the cutest gift for both of us! Thank you for another great blog on the candy treats and for a chance for a great Valentine gift from you! xoxox

February 14, 2012 07:34 AM
Brocha said...

Hi Bakerella,
I have only recently discovered your blog, but can I please say that I’m IN LOVE!!!!!!!! I baked your pillow cookies for my co-workers and they went crazy for them, not to mention the lemon squares and others. That bag is so adorable, I would love to win it. Good luck to everyone

February 14, 2012 07:34 AM
Laura said...

I’m lucky to have my husband. He rubs my feet at the end of the day, every day. How could I not love him?

February 14, 2012 07:35 AM
Paula said...

My honey Jacob is my valentine today, because he’s the man, i’ve been looking for so long. I know that he’s the one to stay all my life with!
Especially because he supports my cooking/baking-attacks with everything he has ; )

February 14, 2012 07:35 AM
Dana Whitekus said...

I love my husband. Even after 25 years, he still makes my dreams come true!

February 14, 2012 07:36 AM
Susan Comer said...

The purse is the cutest I have ever seen! I have never owned a Kate Spade because of the cost. I would love to win it.

February 14, 2012 07:36 AM
Cathy said...

You are just too darn talented! Love the chocolates! My favorite Valentines are my hubby and kids…they bring me so much joy every day!

February 14, 2012 07:36 AM
Ellen said...

Something sweet about my love… well… he gets up for breakfast on Saturday mornings with our 3.5 year old, so I can sleep in an extra hour :) And he’s the best dad :)

February 14, 2012 07:37 AM
Leslie Flemister said...

My hubby of 20 years just gave me chocolate-covered strawberries…my favorite! LOVE!

February 14, 2012 07:38 AM
Stacy Farthing said...

Love this!
As a long time single, my “other” is my puppy Ellie, she make getting up in the morning worth it!

February 14, 2012 07:38 AM
Katrina said...

The sweetest part of my life is my daughter. She loves to bake with me also and she’s only 2! Thanks Bakerella you rock!

February 14, 2012 07:39 AM
Heather (Heather's Dish) said...

my husband is the funniest guy i know…he always knows how to make me laugh, and we always have the best time together!

February 14, 2012 07:39 AM
Betsy J said...

You are always so sweet to show us your talents and always giving things away. The clutch is so cute !!!
I have a lot of special someone’s in my life .The main two are my husband and my mom. Don’t know what i would do without them.

Happy Valentine’s day !

February 14, 2012 07:39 AM
Gemma said...

That clutch is SO cute.

I love how despite my boyfriend being in a different time zone and working thousands of miles away until end of March, I still have a v.day card, a teddy and a present for valentines. he makes me feel special. an last valentines day he helped me recover from an emergency operation… infact I’m not sure I need the clutch because I’m lucky enough as it is…. but what girl has ever said no to such a beautiful clutch?!

February 14, 2012 07:39 AM
Diane P. said...

I love my husband and my two girls! And for the first time, my girls and I made our own chocolates this year, they are passing them out to all their friends today.

February 14, 2012 07:40 AM
julie robinson said...

ok, the chocolates are cutie cute cuterson! but the clutch is absolutely precious!
i check my feed for your posts religiously! and i wish i weren’t on a diet right now because the last one about the french toast looks absolutely to die for!!

thank you!

February 14, 2012 07:40 AM
Janice Mason said...

I love my husband. We just celebrated 12 years as a couple (coming up on 7 years married). He is my high school sweetheart and I think he looks better now than he ever has before (although I have a soft spot for the hottie I saw walking down the aisle!). He is kind and a hard worker and I am very proud of him. :)

February 14, 2012 07:41 AM
Leighann said...

What a great idea for drawing on a square mold before filling. So cute. (I obviously haven’t made a lot of chocolate bars!) My valentine is my high school sweetheart and husband of almost 16 years. He’s a hard worker and loves his family. He knows me better than I know myself. There’s no one else I’d rather walk through life with.

February 14, 2012 07:41 AM
Lindsay said...

I’m not a valentines kinda gal, I would rather be loved on any loved day of the year because my boyfriend wants to and doesn’t have to, but this year I am so thankful to be back together with my best friend and soul mate! Happy Valentines day

February 14, 2012 07:42 AM
Rebekah said...

This is such a great idea. My mom has been a great support and inspiration in my life. I only hope I will be able to do the same for her someday.

February 14, 2012 07:42 AM
paula hisel said...

that purse (and the chocolates) is amazing!!! god crossed my path with the most amazing man 9 years ago and i am so blessed i got to marry him. he is kind and sweet and makes me laugh and i’d be totally lost without him

February 14, 2012 07:42 AM
Sheila said...

My husband has been my favorite Valentine for 23 years!

February 14, 2012 07:42 AM
Kristin said...

My husband is great! He attends all the bridal shows I do for MY cake business!

February 14, 2012 07:42 AM
melisa said...

Hi! I’m always reading your post to look for new and interesting ideas to make, and this little chocolates are amazing.
I don’t know if can participate because I’m from Argentina, but anyway I would like to say that my sweet valentine are my sister and my friend, they will always be beside me no matter what.
So thanks to them, and to you for all your good ideas.

February 14, 2012 07:42 AM
Francisca said...

I would love to share these with my family we are all chocoholics :-)

February 14, 2012 07:43 AM
Kim B said...

I love these chocolates! blows my mind how creative you are! My special someone is my mom. She’s visiting us right now and I’m so thrilled to get to spend time with her!

February 14, 2012 07:44 AM
Debby Collins said...

wow, what a cute idea… i am always so amazed at what you come up with, u truly inspire me.
my loves are my children and grandchildren, they bring joy into my life every day and i am so proud of all of them!

February 14, 2012 07:44 AM
SaritaWho? said...

My fiance is the most thoughtful and kind person I know who truly ‘gets’ me (most of the time)! And even though it took him 12 years (yup) to propose….he’s been the best valentine throughout! Must say, my Dad comes in a very very very close second – he sends my mom and I on a homemade scavenger hunt for our treats that he hides in the house. :o)

Bakerella, hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day full of cha-cha-chocolate and love!

February 14, 2012 07:45 AM
Eliany said...

My baby is 4 months old today! What better way to celebrate love with my husband than watching our boy grow?!

February 14, 2012 07:45 AM
Becky said...

I started dating my husband 10 years ago…we’ve been through so much together. Couldn’t imagine being by anyone else’s side :)

February 14, 2012 07:45 AM
Tina Matteson said...

I love my husband! This is our 21st Valentine’s Day together. He is the sweetest!

February 14, 2012 07:45 AM
jessie said...

I love my dear boyfriend who understands that baking helps me relax and is only too happy to encourage it, especially when he gets to lick the bowl! He would probably say his valentine is bakerella because she inspires me to bake so much and he gets to reap the tasty treats!

February 14, 2012 07:46 AM
Lindda Crowe said...

What a cute purse….My three children are the sweetest valentines…..

February 14, 2012 07:47 AM
Debra said...

Happy Valentines Day to my sweet 1 year old. She makes every day a good day. I am so lucky she is mine.

February 14, 2012 07:47 AM
Jackie said...

My 3 sweeties are my hubby of 8 years and my 2 kiddos. I love and adore them. <3

February 14, 2012 07:47 AM
Deb said...

Too cute – great chocolates!! My husband is the best – Happy Valentine’s Day!!

February 14, 2012 07:47 AM
Laura Tomanek said...

My husband is the sweetest Valentine I could ever imagine. I love him so much. :)

This clutch is so fun!!

February 14, 2012 07:48 AM
Sandy said...

Too cute! My special someone is my husband who is my best friend. Couldn’t spend my life with a better person.

February 14, 2012 07:48 AM
Amy S. said...

I love my husband with all my heart! He’s my puzzle piece! :)

February 14, 2012 07:48 AM
Lisa said...

My special valentine is my wonderful husband, Rick! He is my rock and the one I love and laugh with every day.

I love the post and the Cha Cha clutch!!

February 14, 2012 07:48 AM
Marcy Chaya said...

i love my hubby because he gets up wioth the baby on the weekends and lets me sleep in!!

February 14, 2012 07:48 AM
lauren said...

so happy to have my valentine, my fiance evan. he’s the sweetest and kindest man i’ve ever known, and i cannot wait until our wedding in september!

February 14, 2012 07:49 AM
Kristin said...

So cute! I just want to say that I don’t know what I would do without the sweet man that is my husband. He is one of a kind and I am blessed each day I get to wake up next to him!

February 14, 2012 07:49 AM
Teralyn said...

What a cute post! My special someone is my dear husband – he is AMAZING!! He treats me like a queen!

February 14, 2012 07:50 AM
Stacey said...

I am a new subscriber, and this Valentine’s post is my first one from Bakerella! I loved the idea for personalized chocolates, what a great idea for gifts, valentines, even weddings, bridal or baby shower favors! I am looking forward to future posts. Happy Valentine’s Day, Bakerella! I hope you get something sweet! :)

February 14, 2012 07:50 AM
pumpkinmommy said...

I don’t play the lottery because I’m sure I used up all my good luck when I met my husband.

February 14, 2012 07:50 AM
Michele said...

If you met my family, you’d think they are the sweetest people you’ve ever met…and I bet you meet a lot of sweet people!

February 14, 2012 07:51 AM
Kristin said...

I love the chocolates and the clutch!

I have a wonderful husband and a eight month old daughter that I cherish and make this Valentine’s Day the best!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2012 07:51 AM
Finchy said...

My Hubby is my Valentine
My daughter is as well,
My niece another Valentine;
I think they all are swell!

February 14, 2012 07:51 AM
Kate W. said...

My girls make me so happy and smile to tears everyday, they are so funny, unique and special.

February 14, 2012 07:52 AM
Beatriz said...

You’re so sweet to do this! :)
I don’t have a Valentine this year, but yesterday was my baby brother’s birthday, and I love him very much! (I hope he loves me too, considering the brownies I made him…)
I hope you have a great Valentine’s Day yourself Bakerella! <3

February 14, 2012 07:53 AM
AngieG said...

Wow! These are adorable chocolates. You’re amazing, Bakerella! I love my husband and son more than anything. They make every day wonderful!

February 14, 2012 07:53 AM
Belinda said...

My Valentine is my husband! He is a very special man who never fails to amaze me! He just built cabinets for my scrapbooking room that are as stunningly beautiful as they are functional! He is also funny, loving, kind….truly my sweetheart!

February 14, 2012 07:53 AM
Kim Dedic said...

I love my husband because not only is he a kind man and a great father, but he accepts me for who I am…all of me…the good, bad, and even the ugly and loves me anyway!

February 14, 2012 07:53 AM
GUGS said...

I love my nephew and nieces. They are the only people in the world to make me happy every time I see them.

February 14, 2012 07:53 AM
Krissy said...

Well happy Valentines and good health to our sweet bakerella. I am chocolate queen, and my Valentine would love this she is my daughter chocolate princess. She no longer can eat it without pain(lactose intolerant) so the purse would be perfect. Rice Dream makes a fantastic dairy free chocolate bar BTW.

February 14, 2012 07:53 AM
Andrea said...

I love my husband because he spoils me. This weekend he said, “Is there anything I need to do for you today?”. And then he did all the laundry and let me rest. :)

February 14, 2012 07:54 AM
Ginger said...

I love my 3 sweet boys! I am so blessed by my husband and 2 beautiful sons! Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

February 14, 2012 07:54 AM
Breanne said...

My daughter, who is 2, and my husband are my Valentines. :) Pretty awesome.

February 14, 2012 07:54 AM
Kara P. said...

Oh….it is so hard to pick one person! I will have to go with my nieces and nephew! They are such amazing little kids and bring such joy and happiness to my heart. They always brighten my day with a hug, and make me smile and laugh. Now I just need to convince my brother and sister-in-law to have a few more!!

February 14, 2012 07:54 AM
Laura M. said...

Absolutely adorable — the clutch an the chocolates!
My 2 kids and husband are my Valentine – and all I could ever want! They bring excitement and laughter to my life everyday!
Happy Velentines Day!

February 14, 2012 07:55 AM
Andrea said...

Love the chocolate, love the clutch, love everything! Thanks for such a fab giveaway. I love my husband – a burly Welshman – and our two children who are so sweet and bring us so much joy!

February 14, 2012 07:55 AM
Regina said...

I would love to win that handbag because on Valentine’s Day, the only thing I love more than my husband of 18+ years is Cha Cha Chocolate!

February 14, 2012 07:55 AM
Page said...

my sweetie leaves me messages on the bathroom mirror with dry erase markers all year long. i love that about him!

February 14, 2012 07:55 AM
Ann-Marie Sanderson said...

Love the clutch!
My someone is my most wonderful husband who loves me through all the crazyness that our life brings and beyond! He amazes me each day with what he takes on and just continues to be my rock!

February 14, 2012 07:56 AM
Martha said...

Love the clutch! My sister is the sweetest. She has had some challenging things thrown at her by life but she always has a positive attitude. She inspires me!

February 14, 2012 07:56 AM
Erica said...

The clutch is too cute! My hubby is my valentine year round the most sweetest thing I have ever had!

February 14, 2012 07:57 AM
Mareen said...

I love these little heart chocolates. I have to make them soon.

My special someone today is actually not just one person but it is my whole family. I love them no matter what. Nothing better than having a loving and caring family. =)

February 14, 2012 07:57 AM
Cathy said...

I love gifts like that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 14, 2012 07:57 AM
Macey said...

I love my husband and my kids…and we made heart cake pops for our kids’ teachers. You rock!

February 14, 2012 07:58 AM
cd miller said...

I am grateful for the 3 angels in my life. When I was fighting for my life, they were making sure that the person responsible couldn’t get anywhere near me in the hospital. Without them standing guard and teaching me how to do all of hte basics once again, then I would be alive nor working. So, every day is a sort of Valentin’s day for me. They are the best!

February 14, 2012 07:59 AM
Annina said...

It’s my last Valentines day before getting married to my special someone. And this year I made him a batch of heart shaped cake pops as Valentines day treat!!

February 14, 2012 07:59 AM
Ilene said...

My husband is the love of my life.

February 14, 2012 08:01 AM
Donna A. said...

I HEART that clutch – And LOVE my husband even more!

February 14, 2012 08:01 AM
Judy A. said...

A huge valentine’s hug for my college freshman at Miami University in Ohio! I love you!!

February 14, 2012 08:01 AM
Amanda P said...

I love my husband and my 19 month old daughter. They both make me feel like the best, most loved wife and mother in the world. :) I wouldn’t change our life for anything in the world.

February 14, 2012 08:01 AM
Rachel Andrea said...

That he’s my best friend and always there for me.

February 14, 2012 08:01 AM
Jill said...

I am always so blown away with you ideas, this is a great one! The clutch is just too cute. My husband has always seemed to have this sixth sense to know when I need him. He will show up when I least expect it but needed it. He is still thinking of me, making time for me and surprising me….I love it!!

February 14, 2012 08:01 AM
Megan C. said...

These chocolates are too cute!!! And I actually thought Kate Spade had started making chocolate bars, so glad its actually a clutch.

February 14, 2012 08:02 AM
Emily said...

I love that! So cute! Well the person I love is my sister; she always loves me no matter what I do wrong, and I feel the same way. She always loves to spend time with me too, and I adore her!

February 14, 2012 08:02 AM
Denise J Kinder said...

Oh my gosh !!! Too cute !! You make my day , I love all of your wonderful creations !

And to sum it all up, I love ALL of my family and friends who have been so supportive of me since losing my husband eight months ago.

February 14, 2012 08:02 AM
Ally said...

Happy valentine’s day – I am thankful to have such a nice boy who makes me special dinners. We celebrated our v-day yesterday because of my work schedule and he made crabcakes with mango dressing. :)

February 14, 2012 08:02 AM
Ashley said...

those chocolates are SO CUTE!

my special someone today is my wonderful husband! he means so much to me and I love him so much! (even more than chocolate!)

February 14, 2012 08:03 AM
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