I may not have a lot of patriotic decor up, but you can always count on me for a festive treat! I’m so excited to share these fun little Patriotic Chocolate Goodies Bags that include homemade star-shaped chocolates!
These bags are so easy to make! They take less than an hour and can easily be made a head of time. I am generally the one finishing a dish minutes before we head out the door and I’m happy to say these are all finished and in the fridge waiting for the festivities! Whew!
I made the individual chocolates using a star mold (see below) with both red and white melting chocolate. Unfortunately due to my allergies I’m not able to taste them, but the master taste tester in my family (aka my husband) kept asking when I was going to be done photographing them so he could have more!
How cute are they? If you didn’t want to package them individually, you could always place them in a fun bowl to serve alongside the dessert!
Now here’s how I made them.
I picked up these star molds from the dollar section at Target. $2 for both molds, score.
1. I bought white and red melting chocolate (you can find it at your craft store). I started by pouring half the package of red melting chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and placed it on high for 1 minute.
2. After 1 minute, stir the chocolate and then place it back into the microwave for an additional 30 seconds if needed.
3. Pour the chocolate into the mold and fill each star about half way.
4. At this point, I made the mistake of pouring the second color directly on top of the first and the colors ran together. So on the second batch I placed the half filled molds into the fridge for 10 minutes to harden. Once the chocolate was firm I poured the second color on top! Worked much better. Once the molds were filled, I placed them in the fridge for 20 minutes.
On the second batch I rotated the colors so they were reversed from the first. Just to give them some variety! Note, I used half a bag of both the red and the white and I made two molds worth, so 20 stars.
Once the chocolates have hardened, carefully remove them from the molds.
I placed the chocolate molds in plastic bags and then cut strips of drop canvas, lace and ric-rac to polish off the bags.
These little goodie bags would make a fun treat for all ages. I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate?
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