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Chocolate Treasure Boxes Recipe

Chocolate Treasure Boxes Recipe

This tasteful container is constructed with candy bars. Consider personalizing the box lid with a conversation heart or a special message written with white chocolate or frosting. —Elaine Nichols, Mesa, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 carton (7 ounces) milk chocolate for dipping
  • 4 fresh strawberries
  • 5 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla or white chips, melted
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 1/4 cup instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1-1/4 cups whipped topping

Directions

  • 1. Melt dipping chocolate according to package directions; dip strawberries into chocolate and allow excess to drip off. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; set aside.
  • 2. Cut candy bars in half widthwise. Drizzle with white chocolate; refrigerate until set. Dip the short sides of two candy bar halves into melted chocolate; place at right angles to each other on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet, forming two walls of a box. Dip the short sides of two more candy bar halves; attach at right angles to form a four-walled box. Repeat, forming a second box. Refrigerate boxes and strawberries until set, about 10 minutes.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set; fold in whipped topping.
  • 4. Place boxes on serving plates. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert star pastry tip. Fill bag with pudding mixture; pipe into boxes.
  • 5. Reheat dipping chocolate if necessary. Dip the long sides of remaining candy bar halves into melted chocolate; adhere to a top edge of each box, forming a lid. Garnish with strawberries. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until set. Yield: 2 boxes (2 servings each).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 619 calories, 34 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 72 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2011

"such a cute and easy idea! definitely keeping this recipe. making it tonight for a surprise dessert for the hubby!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"Ok, how do you cut the candy bar in half LENGTH wise? Guess I'm not too swift at this."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2010

"Too cute for words and look forward to making them for Mother's Day."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"What a cute idea. My grandsons love the choc. mousse I make, this will make it even more special for them. Thanks"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2010

"Very simple and yet elegant idea. Love it!!! Definitely will make again and again. who ever came up with this idea, thank you!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2010

"A great 'kids' project. Our Sunday School Class is making them to give to their mothers for St. Valentine's Day tomorrow. We are using chocolate mousse instead of pudding and decorating with the tiny candy hearts that have messages!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2010

"I just made this using Hershey bars and turned the top side of the bar to the inside of the box and then you don't see the printing on the outside of the box. In other words, the bottom part of the candy bar is the outside of the box. Very simple to do and they go together easily. I'm filling them with my own chocolate mousse recipe but will still garnish them with the dipped strawberries. I can't wait to have them for dinner."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2010

"Great look for a simple process.

What kind of candy bar did you use? Mine had
markings I couldn't hide. Thanks."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2010

"very easy to make and a great way to serve a special dessert."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2010

"These are fun to make and a lot of ways to fill them come to mind. I'd rather fill them with candy and do it that way but the pudding works well too. It's a keeper, for sure."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2010

"I made these last year with my seventh and eigth graders. They were beautiful and the kids didn't have a hard time doing them. They were so pleased with the way they came out."

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