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.

Janet B. said...

I actually have 6 Valentines. My husband and my 5 kids….all the lights of my life!

February 14, 2012 08:33 AM
kirsten said...

My two sweet kiddos. My life is forever changed because of them and I love that!!

February 14, 2012 08:33 AM
Karen Philipp said...

Love your work! My sweetie is first my husband of 26 years, and then my wonderful children and grandchildren. They make my life “complete”.

February 14, 2012 08:34 AM
Liesel said...

My sweet Valentine is about to become the best daddy for the first time!

February 14, 2012 08:34 AM
Jean Badgley said...

My “Kate Spade” loving daughter is my Valentine’s today. Love her!! Also…LOVE these little bars and how you decorated them. You sure inspire me!!!

February 14, 2012 08:34 AM
mary said...

My Valentine is my girlfriend who makes everyday sweeter and has been with me through good times and bad. I am so happy to have her in my life. I love this clutch- it is perfect for me since i am prone to having lots of candy in my purse at all times :)

February 14, 2012 08:34 AM
Cali said...

You never cease to amaze me with all your adorable desserts! Can’t wait to try and make these little chocolates! I love my valentine, my boyfriend of three years, he always knows how to put a smile on my face and keep me smiling and laughing.

February 14, 2012 08:35 AM
Molly said...

My two best friends are my valentines :) They’re both getting married this year, so I’ll have to get a new one by next February!

February 14, 2012 08:35 AM
junebaby said...

Bakerella ~ you are my inspiration! How do you make such a perfect pink heart? Thank you for adding a little sunshine to my day ~ you are a blessing! X0X0 HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
My 11 yr old son also inspires me ~ he and i made valentines for his class, it was soooo sweet watching him sign each one and choosing the candy – something i will always remember!

February 14, 2012 08:35 AM
Karen said...

love the chocolates, and looove the clutch! Happy Valentine’s Day to Scottie, and my 3 kiddos! now that’s cuteness;) xoxoxo

February 14, 2012 08:35 AM
Kayla said...

I love signing on to my computer and seeing a new post from Bakerella waiting for me!! :-)

February 14, 2012 08:36 AM
Margaret H said...

My husband is the most supportive man I have ever met. I don’t know where I would be today without him!!!

February 14, 2012 08:36 AM
Tanya V. said...

I started the day with a valentine for my daughter and husband. Next, I’m off to a friend’s and then will be visiting my mother later in the day. I love to share sweetness all day long! Great purse…do the chocolates come with it! :)

February 14, 2012 08:36 AM
Sally said...

I love my mom. I’m 14 and I don’t have very much use for a clutch, but maybe my mom….

February 14, 2012 08:36 AM
R. K. said...

the person i love the most is my mother, she has always been there for me and she is sitting beside me right this moment. she doesnt know im doing this, but i hope i win, so that i would give her the cha cha clutch. my mother is the sweetest person imaginable, but she has been ill recently, she had a severe asthma attack, and we didnt know it till late but thanks god the ambulance was right at time.
my mother did lots of sacrifices for us day by day, putting our good before hers, and i think its her chance to be in the spot light.
thats why, my mother is my valentine. Everyday.

February 14, 2012 08:37 AM
Donna said...

I call my hubby “sweet-tart”every day of the year! LOVE the purse. :)

February 14, 2012 08:37 AM
Lynda M. said...

Oh my – your creativity amazes me! My special valentine is my husband of 25 years. We have been through a lot in 25 years, but I love him as much today as I did then :) Happy Valentines Day Bakerella!!

February 14, 2012 08:37 AM
Genny said...

Adorable chocolates!

My special someone is my husband! Today is our 30th Valentine’s Day together! He makes Valentine’s Day everyday of the year!

February 14, 2012 08:37 AM
Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie said...

What a beautiful clutch!

My husband is all around awesome and I need to tell him that more often!

February 14, 2012 08:39 AM
Mollie said...

My mom is my Valentine. She would do anything for me and for my sister while receiving little in return. She’s my greatest support system, especially during this period of insanity called college. My mom is amazing, and I love her so much. Plus, she loves purses, so I’d have something to giver to her, even if it pales in comparison to everything she has ever done for me.

February 14, 2012 08:39 AM
Elizabeth Childs said...

I want it I want it I want it!!!!!!! Those Chocolates are great. I am definitely running up to the store for foil wrappers before tonight! Thanks for sharing!

February 14, 2012 08:39 AM
Stephanie said...

My honey is my hubby….he’s the fruit to my loom :)

February 14, 2012 08:39 AM
Rachael said...

Once a year the world celebrates love, but for my Bear and me, love is always there, and we celebrate life and love to the fullest! Greatful for every moment you’re in my life!
Muuuaahhh! Hugs & Kisses to the love of my life!

February 14, 2012 08:39 AM
Mandy L. said...

I love my boyfriend, even though he drives me nuts sometimes! And I love my mom!!!! :)

February 14, 2012 08:40 AM
Katie said...

Love This!! Im hoping to make a giant Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip for my special someone.

February 14, 2012 08:40 AM
Leslie said...

These would be so darling for any special occasions! My Special someone is MY DARLING HUSBAND!! Everyday is a special day with him! xoxoxo

February 14, 2012 08:40 AM
Maureen said...

Holy cow I needed to get up a lot earlier for this one :)

After looking at those darling chocolates I have to say I’m in love with you. :) In a totally platonic way, mind you.

I learn so much visiting your site!

February 14, 2012 08:40 AM
Jenna said...

Although I’m currently single, I always have the sweetest Valentine – my son!

February 14, 2012 08:40 AM
debky said...

I love all the different candy molds available now.
it is a simple process but shows so beautifully

my love today goes out to my sister in law fighting ALS and her family caring for her. Everyday is precious.

February 14, 2012 08:41 AM
Cindi said...


My mom is like my best friend, and I’m so excited to get to see her this weekend!

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2012 08:41 AM
Taylor Dutcher said...


February 14, 2012 08:41 AM
Gayl said...

I have three sweeties that I love more than life itself; my husband, my daughter, and my son. I am soooo lucky! And thank you for your unending creativity, you always give us new avenues to try, yummy avenues!

February 14, 2012 08:41 AM
Shayna said...

Bakerella I love to check your posts, they have made many special moments in my kitchen.
My special someone is my husband, he taught me what true unconditional love is. He alowed me to see that a simple moment with a handmade card and a cupcake can be all you need.

February 14, 2012 08:41 AM
Sarah L. said...

I love that my husband works so hard so that I can stay home with our son.

February 14, 2012 08:42 AM
Kim said...

I am thankful and very blessed to have my 8 yr old daughter Ella! She is the best Valentine that has come out of a sad marriage. She makes everything in the world seem right and through her I am blessed and surrounded with happiness, cuddles, kisses, courage, the hope to be a better person and also hope that there is someone in the world who deserves me!
Happy Valentine’s Day!!

February 14, 2012 08:42 AM
Elenor said...

The someone I love is just as much a dork as I am. I love that we can wake up in the morning, be attracted to one another, and talk about the borg.

February 14, 2012 08:42 AM
Debbie B. said...

ooooh, love all your ideas but this is the best! Hope to have the chance to win this!

February 14, 2012 08:42 AM
sara said...

My husband is my rock..I can remember telling him that when I was young and Valentines Day came around, we would exchange cards with classmates probable at age 7 or 8…the most popular girls got the most cards and I may have gotten only 1 or 2…I was so embarrassed…now he always remembers with cards, candy and a small gift. For this and many other reasons I love him.

February 14, 2012 08:43 AM
lou said...

I love and am very thankful for 3 wonderful, healthy children. They are my reasons…..

February 14, 2012 08:43 AM
Karen said...

I love the “nice shoes” one…

My nice for today is all for my two boys who, no matter what it looks like, always tell me that I’m the best baker!!!

February 14, 2012 08:43 AM
Cathy said...

Love all the chocolates and cake pops :)

My special someone is my mom…who without a doubt is my biggest support and my favorite person!

February 14, 2012 08:43 AM
Beth said...

Dang, girl- you’re so talented! Love the chocolates.

My sweet something is for my husband- who always makes me laugh. :-)

February 14, 2012 08:43 AM
vy said...

he’s not perfect, but he’s perfect for me

February 14, 2012 08:44 AM
Lauren said...

My sweet darling husband is my one and only, my every day Valentine. He is so calm and caring, and his sense of humor makes me laugh on my grouchy days. I love that man!

February 14, 2012 08:44 AM
Danita Rayhbuck said...

After 37 years of marriage, I still love my hubby more than ever. All the 5 kids have flown the coop and I still love to see him walk through the door with his motorcycle helment on. He is my Always Valentine!!

February 14, 2012 08:44 AM
Lisa said...

This is the BEST Valentine’s Day EVER! This year I have the sweetest gift of all … my first grand chid … my sweet and beautiful Daisy.

February 14, 2012 08:44 AM
Dora said...

Super cute chocolates! I wish I would have seen these last week so i could have made some over the weekend!

My sweetie is my husband who is patient, encouraging, funny, and completely my best friend.

February 14, 2012 08:45 AM
Nicole said...

This is ADORABLE….I might have to try the chocolates….My husband is my rock. He has not only my heart but every memory with him is something to cherish.

February 14, 2012 08:45 AM
Rhiannan said...

These are great! You take such simply ideas and make them I to elegant designs! Love it!!

February 14, 2012 08:45 AM
Lauren said...

These are so precious! I wish I had a candy mold so that I could make them and hand them out to all my friends! My special someone is my dear sweet husband. I am getting ready to leave for a 4 month long internship on the other side of the country and he can’t come with me because of work. And everytime I get scared or worried that I am going to fail or fall apart while I’m there, he pulls me back together and reminds me why I fell in love with him in the first place.

February 14, 2012 08:45 AM
Michelle said...

Oh, wow! Those chocolates are adorable! And the clutch! I can see how inspiring it is! You’re so creative!

My valentine is my husband (duh!), but he’s so sweet! Tuesdays are our craft get togethers, and he’s giving up a private V-day and letting me host everyone this week! He even took a day off of work to cook dinner for all of us! He really is the perfect valentine!

February 14, 2012 08:45 AM
sybil said...

These choco squares are so inspiring!
I like to shout to the world that I am THE MOST LUCKY WIFE to a VERY SWEET and LOVING HUSBAND! To my Hubby: You’re still the One and the only one FOREVER! ?

February 14, 2012 08:45 AM
Shirley said...

My husband works so hard to provide me and our two amazing children! He is in the process of getting his MBA and still manages to find time to help around the house when something needs done! We make such a great team and I’m so thankful to have him in my life!

February 14, 2012 08:45 AM
Dixie Lee said...

I love you Sarah! I am so proud of the beautiful woman you are becoming – inside and out!

February 14, 2012 08:46 AM
Barb Bucher said...

My little 87 yr old mama has dementia and Parkinsons disease. The way to get a big smile is to sing and we end every song with CHA CHA CHA!! Only she always says 4 Cha Cha’s! LOL! She is my little Valentine!

February 14, 2012 08:46 AM
Kandy Hanes said...

Adorable! I love how you find inspiration for projects. This year my special Valentines are my two dogs. They love me unconditionally…

February 14, 2012 08:46 AM
Angela said...

Happy Valentine’s Day !! Thanks for the picture turotial, you’re so kind to share !!
Anyways, my special someone is my family (can it be more that one?) lol My husband and two children, finally gave me that true content feeling I’ve been looking for my whole life….I was actually thinking about it today, and saying to myself how much in love I am with all three of them.
Thanks for the give away, too !

February 14, 2012 08:46 AM
Renee F. said...

My hubbie and I had our first date 11 years ago, we got married 1 year and 2 days after that. So this Feb. 16th is our 10 year anniversary. Both of us are chocolate fiends. Sometimes I have to hide my stash from him. This weekend we will celebrate V-Day and the Big 10 out at Walt Disney World. :)

February 14, 2012 08:46 AM
Leona said...

those are cute! You’re amazing, Angie.

My 18-months old daughter, Mieke, is my sweet valentine this year. She makes me laugh with her silly dance moves and she gives kisses to anyone who asks for it, even strangers.

February 14, 2012 08:46 AM
stephanie @ babe's rockin' mami said...

My husband is the most loving and kind man I know and it makes me love him more each day! He’s a great provider, husband and such a hands on involved Dad! <3

February 14, 2012 08:46 AM
LisaM said...

Happy Valentine’s Day Bakerella and thank YOU for inspiring us with all your LOVE. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

I love love love the simple things in life, but don’t mind a little bling too! Here’s to winning some bl bl bling!

Oh yea, and I love love love my husband, my beautiful daughter and my handsome son.

February 14, 2012 08:46 AM
Jennifer Knarr Smith said...

I have an amazing husband and 2 wonderful little girls but I want to tell you about my mom. She is my best friend now. She never forgets a special day and is always, always thinking about others. I can only hope to have as big of a heart as she does!

February 14, 2012 08:47 AM
Jo-Ann Pullen said...

Oh my goodness I love it! I have been following you blog for so long and love everything that you do. My love is of course my husband, I know corny but he has been so kind to my mom and dad. You see my dad has brain cancer, and he has addopted my dad as his dad, being ther for him anytime he needs him. It simply amazes me how he can love my parents especially my dad unconditionally. Thanks for the opportunity and thanks for all the wonderful ideas. Hope your doing well also, remember to keep us posted, your virtual friends care about you too!

February 14, 2012 08:48 AM
Amanda B. said...

Adorable chocolates and clutch!

My someone special is my husband. He is kind, sweet, and funny. I can’t wait to see him become a daddy this summer.

February 14, 2012 08:48 AM
Charice said...

My mom is definitely the person I love most. What would I do without her?!?!?!?!

Absolutely love you site! You have been an inspiration to me and helped me to create some beautiful desserts!

February 14, 2012 08:48 AM
Hina said...

LOVE Kate Spade, LOVE chocolate…what could be better than a chocolate-inspired Kate Spade clutch? :)

February 14, 2012 08:48 AM
Melissa ROberts said...


ENjoy your day!

thanks for an opportunity to WIN BIG!!

Melissa in WA

February 14, 2012 08:48 AM
Vickie said...

I love my husband more and more every day. We met 13 years ago and he still gives me butterflies when I hear his voice!

February 14, 2012 08:49 AM
Lara Thompson said...

Haven’t been back to CakeArt in awhile, but might have to get that foil paper! Have that chocolate form already and will have to try my hand at my own designs….so cute – and so is that clutch!!!

February 14, 2012 08:49 AM
Melissa said...

What an adorable bag!

My special someone is my husband: on this day 12 years ago he took a chance on me. He searched high and low and spent a ridiculous amount of money to make sure that I had roses on Valentine’s Day. We’ve been together ever since. He has my heart! :)

February 14, 2012 08:49 AM
Erin said...

My husband, the love of my life is my valentine. I couldn’t be more lucky to find and marry my best friend. When we are together I feel as though the world rotates around us!!! Happy Valentines Day!!!

February 14, 2012 08:50 AM
Michelle said...

I love the labels on your chocolate bars – so cute! Thankfully, after 12 years I am still sweet on my husband. I just wish he knew the moments that I see him doing something with the kids and I fall in love with him all over again!

February 14, 2012 08:50 AM
Deanna A. said...

My husband is the best! Just started (literally 2/10/12) my own cottage food cake pop business. My first orders totaled 550 rose cake pops for Valentine’s day. Without his help, I never would have been able to complete such a feat! Love him sooo very much! Happy Valentine’s Day, Bakerella…YOU are my inspiration!

February 14, 2012 08:50 AM
Sarah Parker said...

Such a CUTE clutch!!

This year my valentine’s are my two 2 1/2 year old nephews and my 1 year old niece! We are having our own little Valentine’s Day party while the parents enjoy an evening out. These kids make every day a special day and I couldn’t love them more!

February 14, 2012 08:50 AM
Maura said...

That is the cutest gift I’ve seen in a long time! If only I were a millionaire and could afford one for every woman in my life and fill it as you did!

My valentine is a wonderful guy that came into my life and I was a single mom of 5. He stands by and understands that I squeeze time for him when I can – and sometimes there’s a long wait!

February 14, 2012 08:51 AM
Mai said...

The clutch is awesome!
My loved one is at work now, so I’m waiting for him with a huge chocolatey surprise!
And… well… this gift would be for me (:

February 14, 2012 08:51 AM
Tabatha said...

My someone special is my husband. He is always there for me and always takes care of me even when it means putting his needs on the back burner. I don’t know what I would do without him.

February 14, 2012 08:51 AM
Melissa said...

My husband and my daughter are my world. He promised me before we were even engaged that even if we never had much we would always have each other and nothing has ever been more true. Our daughter is the sweetest child and a blessing our life every day. I love them both more than words can express.

February 14, 2012 08:51 AM
Sherry said...

My daughter, 11, just made the cutest valentines for each family member. Mine was in the shape of a piano in my favorite color-yellow! This girl is the sweetest thing since chocolate. Happy Valentines Day!

February 14, 2012 08:51 AM
Gracie said...

My best friends are my Valentine’s! They always know how to make my day and how to make me laugh!

February 14, 2012 08:51 AM
Bronwyn said...

My momma is my favorite valentine every year. We had such a lovely brunch over the weekend, I hope she has a phenomenal day and a great time at the opera with my father tonight!

February 14, 2012 08:51 AM
Ashley P. said...

So cute! Love the labels!

There are so many special people in my life, but my nephew and niece are just the sweetest! I love them so much!

February 14, 2012 08:52 AM
Sara S. in WI said...

My hubby endulges me in my cake pop obsession. He never complains when I drag out all of my “stuff”. Love him!

February 14, 2012 08:52 AM
Tiffanie said...

My valentine is my husband. He makes our lives special and still rocks my world.

February 14, 2012 08:52 AM
Helena Mouta said...

The cutest person I know is my 2-uear-old son, and the one that makes my life wonderful everyday is my amazing husband. So, these chocolates would be the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for both men in my life! And the clutch would be the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for me! :-)

February 14, 2012 08:53 AM
Susan said...

My hubby is the sweetest darling ever!! He has angel eyelashes that I like to smother in smooches!

February 14, 2012 08:53 AM
rachel e. said...

So cute! Today my husband and I are celebrating our last Valentine’s Day as a family of two. next year we’ll have a 7 month old to celebrate with!

February 14, 2012 08:53 AM
Mary Beth said...

This would make a perfect birthday present for my best friend, she is totally sassy and sweet which makes her one of the best people I know. I love her for putting up with me since the seventh grade and especially this year for being such an awesome bridesmaid :)

February 14, 2012 08:53 AM
WishTrish said...

My valentine would be content to be in my arms 24 hours a day, and he lets me kiss him a thousand times a day. Of course, he’s only 2 months old. But he keeps my arms busy holding him while our family waits for his Daddy to come home from Afghanistan in April after 2 deployed years away. :)

February 14, 2012 08:53 AM
Theresa said...

Your chocolates are adorable! And that clutch is TO DIE FOR!! OMG Love!! Since I don’t have a Valentine of my own, I admire my parents who are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary this year – they are the perfect example of love :)

February 14, 2012 08:53 AM
Connie said...

What a sweet giveaway. Thank you. It’s almost as sweet as my hubby. I love this guy. After 23 years he still calls me gorgeous, opens doors and says I love you a lot. He’s a rock!

February 14, 2012 08:53 AM
rhonda said...

i love my husband. he is my rock. and he rocks.

February 14, 2012 08:53 AM
Jennifer Trinidad said...

What a beautiful piece of work! The clutch is cute, too =P My parents might be busy but I love how we make time for each other

February 14, 2012 08:53 AM
Sandi said...

I know so many sweet people- how do I choose? My mom is the sweetest woman to walk the planet. She goes out of her way to help everyone. She’s always quick with a suggestion or advice. She is the most selfless person I know. We share a love of quilting and having my mom/best friend to do that with is one of life’s greatest gifts.

February 14, 2012 08:54 AM
Chrissy said...

My boyfriend is always there for me! He knows how to make me smile and always knows the right thing to say. Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2012 08:54 AM
Tina said...

My Valentine is my hubby of 22 years. He is the sweetest and funniest man I know. We go together like chocolate and strawberries!

I love that you made mini candy bars. I don’t know that I have the patience for such an endeavor, but you make it look so easy and fun!

February 14, 2012 08:54 AM
Melissa Brown said...

I love everything about my husband, especially his calm nature and being such a great dad. Thanks for the opportunity to win such an adorable clutch!

February 14, 2012 08:54 AM
ladywild said...

I’m blessed with the most amazing husband. We’ll be married 9 years this year. He brings me so much joy and laughter and love.

February 14, 2012 08:54 AM
Christine said...

I’m spending Valentine’s Day with my husband of six years and our 11 month old baby girl! I love them both so much!

February 14, 2012 08:55 AM
Sue said...

Love the clutch. LOVE my husband.

February 14, 2012 08:55 AM
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