I always love fun, themed, EDIBLE favors for a party, and these soccer ball chocolate boxes are one of my favorite ideas of all time. They are sweet treats filled with sweet treat for a unique and tasty gift.
And today, I want to share with you how to make them.
They are pretty easy with the right tools and mold.
For this project you will need:
White Chocolate Wafers
MandMs or other small candy
I REALLY love my candy writer and HIGHLY recommend these for filling in mold.
I do use my candy bottles for the basic colors, but for colors you can't get chocolate in easily (like black) these candy writers are AMAZING.
I'm hoping to be able to offer these soon in our store, but I did get mine in the baking aisle at Michaels.
To use them, simply put them in hot water and wait about 5 minutes. The tube and chocolate inside will be "squishy" and easy to need.
Use the chocolate pen to outline the areas of the mold in the middle and every other side. Its easiest to pick it up and tilt the mold. Fill the outer edge of the area and then the inside. Be sure to use a toothpick or the edge of the pen to make sure you get all edges and lines filled.
The mold is taller on the bottom side, so use a towel to keep your box level and place in the refrigerator to harden for a few minutes.
While your black is hardening, melt your white chocolate wafers.
WARNING: White chocolate burns very easily!
The easiest way to melt your chocolate is to melt it in 1 minute intervals in your microwave at 50% power. Be sure to stir between minutes.
Once your white chocolate is melted, take your mold out of the fridge and let both sit until the chocolates are at room temperature.
You want your white chocolate to be as cool as possible (while still pourable) so it won't melt the black when you pour it in.
Once your chocolate is ready, fill your cavities with chocolate.
When they are almost filled, tap your mold (keeping it level!) on the counter. This will cause the air bubbles in the chocolate to rise to the top and even out the chocolate.
Place your mold back into the refrigerator (once again making sure its level) to harden. This will take a few hours depending upon your refrigerator temperature.
The chocolate will be ready when you can see that it has pulled away from the mold by looking at the bottom of the pour box. It should pop out cleanly and easily.
You may notice there are little (or sometimes ALOT) of extra chocolate on the sides. You can trim your chocolate by carefully using a butter knife on the edges if there is alot. If there is a little, a clean rag can be dragged along the edges to mold them cleanly.
Now you can fill your chocolate box with fun treats like M&Ms of Skittles.
You can serve your guests these treats
or wrap them up in Saran Wrap by tucking the undersides and taping.
For a fun treat, tie the Saran wrap at the top with a black bow
Now add your favorite wish to our Soccer tags (free printable below) or use our Soccer Thank you Tag!
You can get the Soccer Ball Chocolate Mold HERE or purchase the completed Soccer Ball Pour Box Favor HERE.