Monday, February 1, 2010

Hand Dipped Chocolate Caramels




Make a sweet for your sweetie this Valentine's day. How about hand dipped chocolate caramels? Couldn't be simpler, honestly!!

Buy some chocolate melting disks (I like Guittard's best), Kraft caramels, and some various toppings. I used toasted coconut, sea salt and non-pareils for mine. Melt the chocolate according to manufacturers directions, dip the caramels until completely coated and top. See...super easy!

I bought cake boxes from the wedding section at Joann's for my candy boxes. Larger and much cheaper than candy boxes. Cut parchment paper to fit, and shredded some red and pink tissue paper to pad the box. Put my candies in little paper cups, filled the box and then tied off the top with some organza ribbon and a cute heart sticker.

Cut some cute scrapbooking paper or cardstock to decorate the outside of your box. I cut a small section of grosgrain ribbon and glued it to the top of the box, then added a cute layered sticker. Your love will appreciate your loving gesture, go and make some (make sure you buy too much so you have to eat the leftovers, don't forget to share with the kids!).

Linking up to Kimba's DIY day: http://asoftplace.net/ and Hoosiers Homemade Valentine's Party!: http://hoosierhomemade.com/

8 comments:

  1. How easy and it's so pretty. Now you've got me thinking for the kids and the hubby for VD.

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  2. Yum! What a beautiful presentation! Can I be one of your friends on Valentine's Day?
    Thanks for joining in the fun at the Valentine Party!
    ~Liz

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  3. Found you at ASPTL. you had me at caramel. but then I see this awesome box and presentation.... well, I'm with hoosier homemade. i wanna be your friend for valentines too! thanks for the great idea :)

    Also, I'm featuring gift baskets over at "too Blessed to Stress" and a givaway this week. At the end of the week, I will be featuring several gals and their spins on gift baskets/packages. I would love to feature this post as one of them. Interested? just email me at tooblessedtostress@live.com

    Have a great day!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  4. Oh, those look yummy! Beautiful presentation!

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  5. I love the look of this box and all you did with it. Nice job. You make the candy making sound so easy that anyone can do it! Thanks.~

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  6. You were featured today over at "too Blessed to Stress" Thanks for sharing your awesome caramel idea :) gonna try it out for hubby.... and for me too:)

    ~ Emily N.from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  7. What a super cute idea! I just may have to try making some of these:-) I am following you now...can't wait to see more ideas.

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