Chocolate Treasure Boxes Recipe
- 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
- 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).
1 serving: 619 calories, 34g fat (20g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (61g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.
Reviews for Chocolate Treasure Boxes
"such a cute and easy idea! definitely keeping this recipe. making it tonight for a surprise dessert for the hubby!"
"Ok, how do you cut the candy bar in half LENGTH wise? Guess I'm not too swift at this."
"Too cute for words and look forward to making them for Mother's Day."
"What a cute idea. My grandsons love the choc. mousse I make, this will make it even more special for them. Thanks"
"Very simple and yet elegant idea. Love it!!! Definitely will make again and again. who ever came up with this idea, thank you!"
"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!"
"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."
"Great look for a simple process.What kind of candy bar did you use? Mine hadmarkings I couldn't hide. Thanks."
"very easy to make and a great way to serve a special dessert."
"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."
"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."