How to Make a Chocolate Box

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Chocolate boxes can be used as gifts filled with strawberries or sweet treets like chocolate truffles or fudge.

Chocolate Box Instructions

Step 1. Cut out the sides and lid of your box out of plastic. The plastic needs tobe thin but firm enough that it can be lifted with chocoalte on it and still hold its shape. You could use overhead projection sheets, the plastic off a document folder or something similar.
chocolate box template

Step 2. Melt your chocolate – making sure you keep it in temper

Step 3. Place some baking paper on the benchtop and put the plastic shapes on top. Spread the chocolate over the plastic sheets completely covering them and off the edges.

Step 4. Leave for a moment and then lift and move to a clean location on the baking paper. Running your fingers along the edges to remove any excess.

Step 5. Leave to cool and firm. Spread more chocolate on the baking paper in a patch a little larger than your base. Take two edges, peel the plastic off them and dip one end of one in chocolate and put in place. Repeat with the remaining two edges. Let the base chocolate firm a little and then run a knife around the base of the edges. Allow to set hard.

Step 6. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

To make a box out of chocolate you will need to use either tempered chocoalte or ‘fake’ chocolate or it will melt at room temperature. If you go to the how to temper chocolate post it will explain all of that for you.

You may also be interested in
* how to temper and chocoalte and what chocolate to use for decorations
* How to make chocolate bowls
* chocolate decorations for desserts


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Hi I'm Ann, food scientist, dietitian, wife, mum to 3 boys. Join me each week for desserts, chocolate and cakes.
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17 Responses to How to Make a Chocolate Box

  1. str1pes says:

    Hi, Ann! Can you temper chocolate without using a microwave?
    Lovely box!

  2. Lucy says:

    hi Ann
    could this method be used to make a chocolate house? Maybe 10cm smaller than A4 paper sized walls. Same measuring techniques as your gingerbread house but tempered chocolate.

  3. Carl says:

    Nice chocolate

  4. Amy says:

    If I make the box the day before, will it still be okay the next day when I give it away?

  5. beth says:

    thank you ann ..

  6. beth says:

    if i wanted to make a gift box with cake in the middle how many time should i melt the chocolate to make it thick unaff to hold the cake sny help will be great ty ann

    • Ann Ann says:

      Hi Beth, make and shape the cake first then cover it in frosting and add the chocolate sides after (let them set flat on the counter first and trim to size before it sets hard)

  7. Zakiyya Soomra says:

    hi i want to make these boxes and put a keyring or strawberry in it and give it to my teachers as a present but will they melt and if i freeze them then will they melt how long will they stay for

    in one slab of chocolate how many boxes can u make

    which chocolate would you suggest dark or normal

    please reply soon as i do not have much time left for presents and im writting exams too

  8. zahra says:

    how much chocolate is needed in grams

    • Ann Ann says:

      hi zahra that depends on the size of your box and how thick you make your chocolate, but in order to temper your chocolate I suggest that you use at least 250g, you will have left overs of course

  9. Can melts dark chocolate be tempered? If so how? I would realy like to learn how to deal with all type of chocolate,what is what in all chocolates. Can you think of a good book that can exsplan how to work with chocolate? Thank you.

  10. Alexandra says:

    That was awsome, and the better part is, that is very simple to do; The ingredients evryone have it. AMZNG :)

  11. Del Skinner says:

    Thank You so much. All your chocolate is so beautiful. You do amazing work.
    Del

  12. Del Skinner says:

    Where can I purchase the chocolate transfersheets that have all the pretty designs?
    Thanks
    Del

    • ann ann says:

      Hi Del, I purchased these ones on ebay from a seller in hong kong just search ‘chocolate transfer sheets’ and you will find them. They are also available on amazon but I think they only post to the USA.

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