How to Make Custom Chocolate Bars

Personalized chocolate bar

Homemade gifts are one of a kind. They tell the recipient that you’ve put a lot of time and effort into making them and this thoughtfulness goes a long way. Whether you’d like to show appreciation or say thank you to someone, creating the perfect homemade gift is a great idea.

But what gift should you actually make? For us, the answer is simple: chocolate! That’s because it is universally loved and you can get super creative with your designs.

That’s why in this post we share with you the simple steps to building your own chocolate bar and designing it to perfection. Let’s get started!

Build your own chocolate bar

There are many ways to say “thank you” to someone. But possibly one of the best is to give them a wonderful sensory experience that they will love. At Totally Chocolate, we know a thing or two about gifts.

And one thing we can share with you is that customized chocolate is practically universally loved as a gift. Now, you can create your own candy bar just the way you want and absolutely delight every gift recipient with your creativity and amazing flavors.

5 Easy steps to make chocolate bars

It’s time to unleash your creativity in the kitchen and dream up your perfect candy bar. Luckily, making your own homemade chocolate is quite an easy and straightforward process and it doesn’t take up too much of your time or resources. In the section below, we outline the five super simple steps to how you can make chocolate bars at home and create the perfect homemade gift for any occasion.

Step 1: Melt your chocolate

Firstly, you need to select the chocolate that you want to use. For homemade chocolate bars, you can use dark, milk, or white chocolate of your choice. Virtually any brand of chocolate will do. However, if you want to add your own flavors, consider skipping chocolate that is already flavored or contains fruits, nuts, berries, or other additives.

And once you have the chocolate at hand, it’s time to melt it. You can do so easily and quickly in the microwave or you can use the double-pot method where one pot placed on the stove is half-full with boiling water and you place another pot containing your chocolate inside the water pot. While the latter is a slightly slower method of melting your chocolate, it is a great way to achieve the desired consistency.

Step 2: Mold your masterpiece

You will need a mold for your melted chocolate. And this is where you can get as creative as you wish. There are literally dozens if not hundreds of different chocolate molds available. You simply need to choose the design you want for your finished homemade chocolate. Once the chocolate has melted, you simply need to pour it into the mold. Make sure you use parchment paper cones for the corners of the mold so that you get an even result.

Step 3: Top it off with flavor

While your chocolate is still hot in the mold, it’s time to use this opportunity while it’s still sticky to add your flavors. You can use crumbled cookies, peppermint bark, rice krispies, berries, fruit, nuts, caramel, or any other flavor of your choice. Be sure to sprinkle the add-ons over the warm chocolate so that it “glues” together nicely.

Step 4: Let it sit at room temperature and transfer to a fridge to finish setting

If you want your homemade chocolate bars to set well, it’s highly recommended that you leave them out at room temperature. However, if that’s not possible, transfer the mold with the chocolate and toppings or flavor to your fridge. Make sure you do not keep the chocolate in the fridge for too long because it will acquire a type of mist and feel sticky to the touch. The ideal option is to let it sit in your kitchen until it sets and cools naturally. 

Step 5: Wrap and enjoy

So, your homemade chocolate has set and cooled and it looks super tasty. Now is the time to make it look even more irresistible with your chosen packaging. Here, you can let your creativity go absolutely wild because you can choose from a variety of paper or plastic wrappings to bundle your chocolate in. Whether it’s parchment paper, brown paper with ribbons, or anything in between, unwrapping the chocolate gift is half of the experience and that’s why you should put time, thought, and effort into the wrapping.

Explore a world of flavor and the best chocolate with us

If doing it yourself isn’t something you feel ready for or simply don’t have the time, then you can always browse our extensive selection of different types of chocolate that we can customize and personalize for you and/or your gift recipient.

With Totally Chocolate, the range of options is huge. For instance, you can choose between dark, milk, and white premium chocolate that is customized to your tastes and preferences.

In addition, you can also enjoy custom chocolate boxes inspiration, choose between our 1 lb and 2 lb personalized chocolate bars, select from our luxury tasting boxes, cookie sets, small customized chocolate shapes, chocolate towers, and a whole lot more!

Conclusion: Get creative, have fun, and enjoy the process!

There are so many different occasions when it’s perfect to give a chocolate gift. These include birthday chocolate gifts, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, thank you chocolates to friends, family, teachers and others, and so much more.

Whether you are looking for custom logo cookies, chocolate squares, chocolate bars, or chocolate boxes, one thing you can be sure of is that at Totally Chocolate, we have it all! We will not only engrave your special message on the chocolate for that extra special touch.

We will also wrap it in the most perfect way using your desired wrapping requirements to ensure the perfect gift giving experience. Why wait? Browse our extensive selection of chocolate delights and order your gifts today!

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