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.

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4,044 comments on “Cha Cha Chocolate”

  1. Love how you decorated the chocolates! I gotta try that sometime :)

    My special someone is my mom. Thank you for all the sacrifices and the unconditional love. You’ll forever be my valentine <3 Love youuu!

  2. I love these chocolates! So simple and sweet. My someone I love is my wonderful fiance who can make me smile even on the worst days

  3. i would love to win that clutch! i love kate spade:) and the chocolates are adorable!

    my special someone is my loving boyfriend, because without him I’d never get through my hectic life! He’s always there for me, through good and bad, and words just can’t describe how thankful I am to have him :) I’m a lucky girl!

  4. I love these chocolates! You inspire me every day! My special someone is my hubby. We don’t celebrate Valentine’s day as it is his birthday and that is way more important! I love him and he is an amazing man, husband and father.

  5. I know I probably won’t win because I’m the first post but Iove this clutch and post too much to not comment! My boyfriend is not about to send valentines day with me but he sent me this very sweet and very thoughtful poem at midnight^^ I love him very much.

  6. Oh my goodness!!!! You made tiny candy bars! That’s so stinking adorable. I’m seriously impressed that you even made custom little wrappers. *gush*

    My valentine is my whole world, and I’m still excited to see his face every single morning even after 5 years of marriage, and him spending the night snoring in my ear. I love him to pieces, and I were to painstakingly wrap chocolate for anyone, it would be for him. =)

  7. Incredibly cute and wonderful idea!
    My hubby is sweet & thoughtful all year round really and this year I made him a few baked sweet treats that I hope will make his heart happy!

  8. Those chocolates are ADORABLE. I want one ;D

    My someones are all the wonderful friends I made here in the scary place we call college. I wouldn’t have survived the first quarter without them!

  9. Happy valentines day! I love my husband and two boys and can’t wait fir this third one to get here. Hoping he us a valentines baby.

  10. Nice clutch! I love Valentine’s Day because my boyfriend always makes me feel like a princess. Also he gives me lots of chocolate.

  11. Love Love Love the Chocolates! A must try! I would Love Love Love to win that chocolate bar clutch too stinkin cute!

    My special someone is my hubby. The most amazing husband and father. I could not ask for more. One lucky girl here! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  12. Oh my gosh, this post is just full of amazing. I love your little chocolates (so sweet!) and I laughed out loud at the nice shoes heart wrapper ;) The clutch is absolutely brilliant. As an avid chocolate lover, naturally I’d love one. We don’t usually celebrate valentines day, but I made my boyfriend a small card yesterday night because I just love him so much and it felt like a good opportunity to tell him that. Again. ;)

  13. My mom is seriously awesome. I’m a college student and she still sends me a Valentine’s Day card in the mail each year. She rocks! <3 I love her so much!

  14. Everything about this post is just adorable!

    I have two someones, my parents! I’m struggling to make it out of college (last semester!) and they have just been amazing and helpful and understanding and I love them very much.

  15. Cutest clutch ever! I don’t get to spend V-day with my little loves, but the nice thing about a 3 and 5 year old is Valentine’s day is whatever day I tell them it is, so we are going to celebrate together on the 15th instead <3

  16. love it! My husband is the only person that I can be a total jerk to sometimes and he still loves me! haha 12 years strong and a lifetime to go <3 him to pieces =D

  17. This clutch is to die for – and your little chocolates are so sweet looking! My best friends have been there for me through a tough year (love life wise at least) I don’t know what I’d do without them especially Breton who is my honorary valentine this year! :)

  18. Those are so cute! My special someone is my mom. She always does so many cute and wonderful things for me. I love her so so much! :)

  19. My husband is the best father to our two sons. Everyday I am so thankful to have found someone so wonderful and loving.

  20. Loved the post! Valentine’s shout out to my dad who sent me the sweetest valentine’s card! Love him to pieces =)

  21. I am feeling bittersweet about my husband working soo much, but he is the sweetest man whom I love soo much!!!

  22. Sooooooooo cute!!!!!!

  23. adorable lead in!

    I want to say thank you to my mom. Even though it’s said by millions and billions of people: it will never ever be cliche or said enough because their love, her love, is just so enormously great: mind-boggingly sweet to my soul.

  24. If only I had seen these prior to right now! Each year for Valentine’s Day my boyfriend and I (this will be year 6) have a little competition to see who can get each other the best gift for under $10. So far he’s won 4 out of 5, and with these chocolates I might’ve had a chance. I guess there’s always next year. And besides, even if he gloats when he’s victorious he’s a great guy and I love him to pieces (preferably reese’s pieces)

  25. I absolutely adore Kate Spade! Those chocolates aren’t half bad either!! I absolutely adore my good friend Jess. We just get each other and can do nice little things for one another without asking or feeling obligated to pay it back. It’s a fantastic friendship and she’s my Valentine this year! :D

  26. I would love to have that for my best friend who has been there beside me through some extensive medical treatments. It would be a very sweet way to thank her for her devotion.

  27. Woooow how adorable are these! Totally Bakerella and would love to try them. Thank you for your amazing ideas, the only thing is I live in the I have a chance to win? Or is it only for the people in USA?

    I don’t do Valentine’s day, but I really love my parents, because they always care about me and help me with the hard things in life. <3 them forever!

  28. i love cute gifts like these!!!

  29. My hubby is sweet and understanding, he didn’t get at all upset when I forgot to buy the chicken to make tonight’s special Valentine’s dinner. Now we’re going out for dinner tonight and I’m cooking tomorrow night, instead!

  30. My adorable children are my valentine this year! I have somehow created 3 children who love to cuddle, share their love, and give lots of kisses, to me, to my hubby, and to each other! I will say about them what my mom recently said to me: “I don’t need to give them happiness…they have the natural ability to find it!”

  31. My favorite valentine moment so far this year is my daughter the morning after getting chocolates from her grandma saying”ah that is so sweet she got me a movie and chocolates! she must really love me” The wonder and simple joy of being four years old.

  32. Sooo cute! I wish I saw this post earlier. I just made Oreo cookie candies coz they were pretty easy. Your Cha Cha Chocolates are waaayy cuter! Thanks for all your fun ideas, Bakerella!

  33. So cute!! Both the cha cha chocolates AND the purse! :) My sweet husband just rocks my world. And he saves us from celebrating Valentine’s Day, since his birthday is Feb 14th! Of course I still buy him heart shaped candies since he’s a chocoholic and I <3 him.

  34. My best friend Ruby. Even though we live on opposite sides of the country she is always there for me, no matter what. She is such a beautiful person and there’s never a day where I don’t realise how lucky I am to have her in my life ?

  35. oh this clutch is adorable.

    my best friend H is someone i love dearly. no matter how crazy and neurotic i get, his unwavering loyalty and understanding have helped me through it. he’s one of those once in a lifetime people that enter your life and make it instantly better.

  36. cute bag… and cute chocolate… happy valentine

  37. OH MY gorgeous!! I am so thankful to have the love of my life by my side. Even tho he may be deployed at times and fighting overseas he is always near me. He is the best father and husband I could ever ask for!

  38. Love the chocolates!!

    My valentine is my wonderful husband, whom I absolutely adore. :)

  39. Love this, so sweet! Happy Valentine´s day! :-)

  40. Cute as always, Happy Valentine’s Day! My shout out is to my wonderful hubby, he’s my Happily Ever After! I’m thankful for him & our life together.

  41. I’m the luckiest girl is the world, my special person is the most amazing and perfect man for me. He’s my best friend and the love of my life….I’m so lucky to he picked me….and continues to be so supportive as I pursue my dreams in graduate school. He’s my rock, my hero, my love, and I couldn’t be where I am today without him. He’s the one that has my heart…

    I love your chocolates and am in love with the kate spade purse. It would be the perfect accessory for date night! XOXO

  42. I have had the same Valentine for 31 years (my husband)!

  43. So cute! I still need to make a Valentine’s Day goodie, so thanks for the inspiration! The bag is awesome – it definitely had me fooled for a second.

    So, someone I love… I’m going to have to go with my dog Rio on this one! She is the one that’s always there for me to kiss and snuggle with. I love her more than anything. And I don’t have to worry about her breaking up with me, ha!

  44. wow, that is a beautiful bag. The epicness of the blog post blew ma mind! As a single lady, I proudly love valentine’s day! If only I had time to make handmade mini choco bars for my loving friends and family *sigh*

  45. Right now I’m watching Star Trek with my boyfriend, and I can’t imagine doing anything better. He is wonderful, and I’m lucky to have him!

  46. iLove the chocolates you made.. and iLiked the wrappers more ;)

    iLove God more than anything else because he knows whats in my heart more than anybody else.. and he is a good listener too :)

  47. These look delicious!

    I love my husband. He’s just as smart witted as me. His humor and kind ways keep me grounded and I love how much he loves our two boys and me. He is such a hard worker and will do whatever it takes to make sure that we have everything we could ever need or want.

  48. I absolutely love this idea…will have to bookmark it for next year, for sure! So sweet and professional!

    I love my mom. She is my rock and I would never be able to get through the day without her. <3

  49. So adorable!

    I appreciate all that my 6-year-old does to help out with her 2-year-old brother – she’s so patient, so ready to entertain and distract him, so quick to give hugs and kisses. I know – give it a few years and we’ll see a lot more sibling rivalry, but for now it’s a little slice of heaven.

  50. Today I want to say to my Irish : I LOVE YOU. You’re my giant freckle, my skitten with whiskers, and because you’re sooooo cute, i can’t help but finding ridiculously cute names for you… Sorry my love. I’m just mad about you!

  51. Those chocolates are so very cute!!
    I’m so happy to have my husband in my life, who understands me & makes me laugh harder than anyone else.

  52. Wow! That clutch is the perfect match for the Chocolatey Bath Things the best hubby of them all gave me for my birthday last week! He knows me so well and always, always wants me to be happy. I hope I’m making him as happy as he makes me!

  53. I love love love Chocs!! My special someone apart from my lovely husband is my newly addition to the family.. my newborn baby girl. Love her sooo much.. my little sunshine…

  54. I can’t imagine having the time or patience to,be so crafty! You are amazing! Something sweet about my kids… They are the best thing in my life and inspire me to be a better person. Happy Valentine’s day! <3

  55. must have! :)

    Sat on the couch enjoying some me time! Boys went to bed and husband went to play basketball. I was missing him and thought how wonderful it is that after 22 years of knowing each other that I miss him still even if he is gone for a couple of hours. How I can’t wait till we snuggle on the couch together :)

  56. My mum and I have our own eye language so that we can speak about shopping and spending money behind my dad’s back. I love her and am so grateful to have her! :)

  57. I LOVE this!! And you can make all kinds of shapes in he squares!!! :)

    My special someone I love is my daughter Kady, because she is in an amazing relationship with an amazing guy and seeing their “love” is so refreshing!! While I have been married for 23 years to the greatest guy on the planet, it is great to see that the “love” we shared is rubbing off on her. :)

  58. My hubby had been the reason I’ve been able to go for and accomplish my dreams. He’s been my friend to laugh with, my cheerleader to push me and a shoulder to cry on. I couldn’t ask for a better blessing in life.

  59. Toooo cute! Your hearts came out so perfect. ;-;

    I certainly love my boyfriend and the fact that he’s worked really hard the last few weeks keeping my apartment clean while I’ve been working late and making dinner. He even helped me with cake balls, even if all he did was hold the cookie sheet while watching Harry Potter.

  60. I just love these! Too cute.

    My special people are my parents who have done so much for me. I am about to move out and into the “real world” and I know I am ready to face anything because of them.


  61. Another amazing post from you, and the bag is to die for! Here in Denmark, Skandinavia, we don’t celebrate Valentines like you guys. Here everybody only seem to think Valentines is for couples. So nobody sends friends and family any valentines. So my post is for all of my friends and family, because they all make my life worth living. And lastly for my amazing husband! He puts a smile on my face just by thinking of him, and is my rock!

  62. The men in my family, my 2 little boys and husband, mean the world to me (even when they drive me up the wall with their shenanigans, I think they have a secret language of their own sometimes).

  63. My best friend has taught me more about the world than anyone.

  64. OMGooosshh this is just to adorable! I love it!

    My special someone, hmmm I have 4 little special someones… my babies they are my reason for breathing without them I’m nothing, I just love the way they all support me in all my crazy ideas and how they help me with my sm business!!! Happy Valentine’s Day Bakerella, and to everyone tooo!!!!

  65. Love the tiny chocolates, I’m going to have to make these!
    My special person right now is actually two wonderful children, they are 20 and 23, it’s so fun watching them grow into their new lives as 20 year olds!

  66. I found your site just now and I absolutely loved this idea! I have never made candy before but I love baking, so I will try it for my wedding =)
    My special someone…. my fiance of course. He helped me to understand what love was, through the peacefulness I feel when he hugs me =)

  67. My V-Day shout out goes to my roomies for always being there for me this past year. And I would totally let them borrow the clutch :)

  68. Your chocolates are so cute! I must try these for next year.

    My boyfriend is amazing… He is a great father to our daughter as well as the 2 daughters I had from a previous relationship (he loves them as his own children <3)… He also works at night as a full time LVN for the dialysis company we met at and does most of the cooking/cleaning so that I can go to nursing school during the day. We are truly blessed to have him in our lives.

  69. wow so cute!

    my special someone, my cutie poops ~ love the way he blinks with his long eyelashes while giving a goofy smile c:

  70. These look adorable! And so professional too!

    My supergeek is just amazing, from he hugs to his smile . ?

  71. I also made homemade chocolate goodies for my husband :D

    And I love Jesus because He first loved me!


  72. what can I say, I love life that is my best valentine’s love life, and love all around it, love my husband and love my daughter, love my everyone ….. good luch to all of you!!! and les keep making tummys happy!!!

  73. Oh my this is so sweet! I will say something about someone I love. My daughter is 13 and she tells me all about her day everyday. I love it so much. This week she is gone on a school trip. She has called me twice every day just to tell me all about the gossip that is going on. I told her she doesn’t have to call, I know she is busy and having fun, but she keeps calling anyway. It makes my heart melt! I’m so happy to have her as a daughter. I miss her this week but I’m glad she loves me just as much as I love her <3

  74. Will get those molds later! Such pretty chocolates :D
    My special someone is my boyfriend who is always there for me and always make me happy <3 Will definitely try this to make a special gift for him!

  75. I love my boyfriend, he makes every day feel like Valentine’s Day because he is a beautiful poet!

  76. My boyfriend deserves all the love I can muster up for him. He is more amazing than any man I could have dreamed for myself. How lucky am I?

  77. These are the most adorable chocolates! My hubby proposed to me 35 years ago on Valentines Day. I am still in love with him as much today as I was 35 years ago. We have raised 4 beautiful children who are blessing us with grandbabies now. I need to make him some of these chocolates to let him know how much he means to me.

  78. My husband knows how to make smile! And it’s our 8 year wedding anniversary today!

    Happy Valentine’s Day! :D

  79. I am surrounded by so many sweet people. My friends are truly amazing!

  80. I actually planned to bake a red velvet cake with my valentine today it’s going to be interesting since i just got a stand mixer xD

    but yeah, my mom is my valentine, it amazes me how much love and support she’s always given me, I don’t know how she does it sometimes.

    but you know shes the greatest, not that I’m biased or anything :]

  81. wow! love the wrappers!! I think I need to make these for my valentine – the two most precious persons in my life – my husband and daughter who makes my everyday a valentine day :)

  82. Wow!!! I want to do these candy bars!!!! I love them!!!! Thank you for the post!!!!

    And today…. and everyday… thanks to my parents, my brother and my hubby (not married yet, but I feel as we were)… thanks to be with me, to help me…. you are the best in my world!!! I love you so much!!

  83. My valentine is overseas but I am thinking about him today and wishing he were here! ( and maybe I will eat some chocolate for him as well….)

  84. My boyfriend is great, he loves me and takes care of me…even when I don’t deserve it! He works hard and provides a lovely home and life for us.

  85. I have the best Valentine ever, my two year old daughter, wouldn’t spend it with anyone else but her :)

  86. I love how my robotics team is banding together on Valentines day, to work on our one true love… engineering!

  87. Oh my goodness, I love how the paper wrappers match the clutch perfectly! Someday I WILL have your talent!

    My special someone today is my boyfriend. We’ve both been there for each other through some serious situations where I know if I hadn’t had him by my side I wouldn’t have been able to fight and persevere through adversity. He is my everything and I wouldn’t be here without him.

    Hope your day is filled with love and joy and, of course, chocolate!

  88. Oh this is such a great idea!

    My someone special is my husband for many many reasons. Right now for not sending me to a 12 step program for my addiction to sprinkles. I need to post you a photo on your FB page. But he supports me in my new baking adventures and my new business of making cake pops for friends n families!

    Thank you for the constant inspirations. I hope your Valentines day is amazing!

  89. This is a great idea for graduations also…love it!

    My daughter is precious to me. She is 13 now, and so much fun to be around. She respects me as her mom but still has fun and jokes around with me all the time. I love spending time with her <3

  90. Bakerella…I’ve never been so excited to open an email….on Valentine’s Day. You gave my single self something to look forward to! I worship you DESSERT QUEEN:).

    So many special someones and not enough days in the year to name them. However, the one particular person that comes to mind is my dear daughter Bella (my dog). She loves me unconditionally, gives the best wet kisses, and keeps me warm at night. Bella is my Valentine’s Day date and I couldn’t ask for a better person/dog. Happy V-Day!

  91. I love my family, unconditionally and wholeheartedly. They make me who I am. My daughter makes me a better person. My husband challenges me and thru that I grow. I couldn’t live without them :o)

  92. I love these little chocolate bites. You always make something amazing!

    I’ve been together with my boyfriend for 6,5 years. He is not into cooking very much but sometimes when he makes something for us for dinner it tastes absolutely amazing. I can feel his love in the meal! :)

  93. Adorable chocolates! I worked with chocolate over Christmas and it was a disaster. I burned it, ruined it, melted it too much, dried it out. But I think I’m inspired to try these you made.

    Something sweet…my husband is awesome. He sacrifices so much for our family and puts up with and supports all my crazy ideas from redecorating to new hobbies and crafts. Also, my 2 beautiful daughters. They are my heart and soul and my special valentines this year :)

  94. Oh Bakerella, you always know the way to our hearts!

    My Valentine just gave me his cold…I told him I appreciate his gifts but I’d really rather chocolates or flowers. :) But he’s a sweetie so I guess I’ll gladly take his sniffles.

  95. OMGosh I love the chocolates and just happen to have that mold!! I am going to have to make some of these for a friend’s baby shower, will just have to change up the theme a tiny bit! Thank you so much for the awesome idea and your talent that you share with us so freely! I just love BAKERELLA!!!!! Also thank you for the awesome possibility of winning the cute CHA CHA Chocolate Clutch by Kate Spade! Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

  96. Ohhh so cuuute..
    I am a single gal so I will say something sweet about my 3 sweet valentine… My kiddos..

    Gabe – you are the funniest dude I know
    ChaCha – you are the sweetest most loving girl in the world
    the Zeke- by god you rock my world.. you love melts me..

  97. I love my family – I miss them like crazy now that we all live so far apart!

  98. Love that clutch, we would be the perfect match, that chocolates are so cute, pretty, small, pink and delicious! Chocolate makes people happy:D in my case they do because i love them!!!
    Someone i love is my little sister, she’s just 3 months old, and everytime i see her i want to squeeze her cheeks, they’re like marshmellows, so soft! and when i see her smiling, she just make my day! she’s a lovely little girl:)

  99. I have a special friend who I think the world of! He’s been my rock when I have struggled through rough times and he always makes me feel better.

  100. Omg! I saw that purse at Nordstroms and wanted it so badly until I saw the price tag! My daughter, who is 8, is the sweetest Valentine anyone can have. She makes me lots of cards and leaves them for me in places that are unexpected. Then she showers me with hugs and kisses.

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