It's the time of year to prepare for the holidays. Whether you're looking forward to seeing friends and family, or just want to enjoy a quiet afternoon at home with your significant other, there's no better way to prepare than with a chocolate gift box.
Gift Boxes With Chocolate Treat
This list of gifts has something for everyone: from chocolates for vegans and people who are allergic to dairy products down to gourmet truffles that are sure to delight any palate.
DIY Chocolate Trees
This is a great gift for those who love to bake and make handmade gifts. You'll need the following supplies:
• Chocolate bark sheets (in assorted colors)
• Black gel food coloring
• Wooden skewers (14-18 inches long)
• A knife or other sharp object to cut the bark into strips
First, you will wrap the chocolate bark around each wooden skewer. If you want to make trees that have branches, cut small slivers of bark in different sizes and shapes and place them on top of your tree shape.
Once your tree is ready, use black food coloring to make it look like snow by dabbing some drops onto a paper towel, then using the dampened towel wipe off some of the excess white chocolate from your tree. This will leave behind an outline that looks like snowfall!
Festive Chocolate Pretzels
Chocolate pretzels are the perfect way to add a festive touch to your holiday gift box. They're easy to make, and you can buy pre-made chocolate pretzels, but they're expensive. You can save yourself some money by making them at home using just a few simple ingredients.
To make these chocolate pretzels:
Melt white chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat; then add nuts or sprinkles if desired. Place on waxed paper while still warm and let cool until firm enough to handle. Cut into strips with kitchen shears, then twist into spirals or shapes of choice (we went with hearts). Store in an airtight container until ready to use!
Chocolate Bar Christmas Trees
Chocolate bar Christmas trees are a fun and unique way to enjoy your favorite chocolate bars. These treats look beautiful when displayed on a plate for guests or family members, but be warned: They're so good that they'll probably get eaten before the party begins!
To make chocolate bar Christmas trees, gather the following supplies:
• 1 bag of pretzels (about 30)
• 3-4 bags of different-size candy canes (this depends on how large you want your tree to be)
• 1 package of mini chocolate bars (about 24)
• 1 candy thermometer
• You'll also need two large bowls and an oven set at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Hot Chocolate Snowman in a Jar
First, you'll need to make the snowman. To do this, fill a small bowl with some marshmallows and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave again until soft. Put the marshmallows on top of a piece of parchment paper and use your hands to shape them into a snowman head. Let cool in the fridge while you make your hot chocolate (or set aside to garnish later).
Pour milk into a large saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until it reaches just under boiling point (this should take about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in cocoa powder until dissolved completely, then add sugar and vanilla extract along with chopped chocolate bar pieces if using them (otherwise skip this step).
Pour mixture into mugs or glasses filled halfway with crushed ice; top each drink with whipped cream then decorate with mini marshmallow snowmen (if not already done) before serving!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of the best chocolate gifts and their accompanying gift box options. With any luck, this will give you some great ideas for your own chocolate gifting needs. Whether it’s someone with a sweet tooth or a more sophisticated taste, we’re sure there’s something here that will suit them perfectly.