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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 boxes (2 servings each)

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 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 619 calories, 34g fat (20g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (61g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.
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  • ilovek123
    Jan 27, 2014

  • Sophias_mommy
    Mar 11, 2011

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

  • connor123
    Feb 10, 2011

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

  • akaAndi8887
    Apr 18, 2010

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

  • Lynsue
    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

  • ts_sweetcreations
    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!

  • kittycatgal
    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!

  • Spinmom
    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.

  • Annabelle25
    Feb 13, 2010

    Great look for a simple process.What kind of candy bar did you use? Mine hadmarkings I couldn't hide. Thanks.

  • brhamy
    Feb 13, 2010

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