Make your own homemade chocolates in a box. Homemade chocolates that are filled delicious creamy fillings made with few and healthy ingredients! Perfect for any gift or holiday!
Would you like to make a collection of assorted homemade chocolates in a box? I'm here to give you a bunch of recipes. Recipes of my favorite filled chocolates to fill your box. Pick one recipe or mix and match and make a collection.
Among the recipes below are chocolate fudge, chickpea clusters, mini twix cups, black pepper truffles, praline truffles, chocolates filled with my 2-ingredient sweet potato frosting - pictured in the broken chocolate above - and many, many more!
Either way, the box is a perfect gift for all holidays, including Mother's Day, Hanukkah, Christmas, Valentine's Day and even as a delicious candy birthday gift.
How to Make
Making the chocolates is easy. For each one, I usually make a soft filling, chill it and dip it in melted dark chocolate.
Pro-tip about Candy Molds:
The rubber ones are made of silicon, like this one, and are not expensive and it's easy to remove chocolates from them.
The polycarbonate molds, like this one, are clear and harder, and are much more expensive and it's sometimes harder to get the chocolate out especially if it hasn't hardened long enough.
However - and this is a big however - the resulting chocolate will be much shiner on the surface. So I try to include a few polycarbonate chocolates in the box. The chocolates that I make with the silicon molds are usually duller so it's best to brush with gold dust or cocoa powder or sprinkles or wrap in gold paper.
Make Them Fancy
Chocolates are easy to make but there are rules if they are to join assorted chocolates in a chocolate box.
Rule #1: They must be small enough to fit. For instance, the Chickpea Chocolate Clusters are included but note that if you make them for a chocolate box, cluster only 3-4 chickpeas at a time to allow them to fit into the well of a chocolate box.
How to Pack
Once you have made your chocolates, you'll need to pack them up. I either box them in purchased gift boxes like these, or I use old chocolate boxes. If you are serving your chocolates for a dinner or party, put them in mini cupcake wrappers and set them on a tray.
Most of the ingredients I use in the filled chocolate recipes below include quality dark chocolate - Lindt, Enjoylife, HU, and fresh dates or maple syrup, fresh coconut, nut butter, chickpeas, lentils, almonds or any healthy flour, even sweet potato or pumpkin puree.
Chocolates with Nutrition
Aside from homemade filled chocolates being an easy gift to make, the nutrition in these chocolates abounds. These recipes are full of fiber and protein, low in sugar, high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. They are high in MCTs and Omegas. This is a box of chocolates that can help you boost energy, improve skin and hair, control weight, blood sugar, fight colds and disease. Pretty good for a box of chocolates!
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Also I'd like to note I have other chocolate box recipes in my cookbook "Crazy Healthy With 4 Ingredients" where you can find "Lentil Chocolate Fudge Cups" on page 19 and "Chocolate Orange Turmeric Cups" on page 33.
Homemade Chocolate Box Recipes
Without further chit chat, here are the recipes I use to create homemade chocolates for a chocolate box for holidays, birthdays, and just for fun. I usually find a box online or even use an old Godiva or Lindt box with mini cupcake papers. I hope you enjoy my collection of homemade chocolate box recipes.
Chocolate Candy In Molds
Chocolate Covered Chickpeas
Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting
Chocolate Coconut Truffles
2 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge
Chocolate Praline Truffles
Chocolate Black Pepper Truffles
Chocolate Fudge Truffles
Enjoy making one or more of these recipes for a chocolate box or just a dessert tray. I store mine at room temperature for a few days. And the box I use is either a candy box like you see here, or a small box with tissue.
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