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Chocolate Treasure Boxes

 Chocolate Treasure Boxes
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
4 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reheat dipping chocolate if necessary. Dip the long sides of

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Chocolate Treasure Boxes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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.