Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Chocolate Beach Wedding Favors

Looking for some unique beach wedding favors made from chocolate? These Light Houses made from chocolate are a wonderful wedding favor you can give to al of your beach wedding guests.

You can make this beach wedding favor Light House shaped chocolates in one day with the help of your bridesmaids. Be sure to package the wedding favors in those cute clear bags and tie them off with satin ribbons that match your beach wedding colors.

Your wedding guests will really love this chocolate wedding favor.

Whether you have worked with chocolate or not, this is a simple and easy Light House shaped candy projects that anyone can make.

You should expect to spend about an hour making these Light House chocolates. Depending on what type of chocolate you buy, you should easily be able to make a large batch of Light House shaped chocolates for about $30 or less.

To Make Light House Shaped Chocolates You Will Need:

Light House shaped cookie cutters
Parchment Paper
Chocolate (milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate)
Dried Fruits
Frosting (optional)
Frosting Tips and piping Bags (optional)

You can use any sized Light House cookie cutter from small to large, depending on the size wedding favor chocolates you want to make.

Now the first step is to Place the Light House cookie cutters on parchment paper as flat as you can get them. This is important so that the chocolate does not leak out from under your Light House cookie cutters. If the chocolate does leak out those you can let it dry, pop it back off the parchment paper, then melt it again and start over. Chocolate is easy to work with since you can re melt it and try again! You don’t have to waste any materials at all.

Now, melt your chocolate over a double boiler. Simply boil some water in one pot and then place another pot on top. Use a Wisk to continual stir the chocolate until it melts into a nice, smooth, and glossy liquid.

Next, Pour melted chocolate into the Light House cookie cutters. Do about 6 chocolates at a time. You will need to work quickly.

Now you need to add your candle, sprinkles, M&M’s, dried fruit, marshmallows, or coconut. You can put in anything you would like to add like nuts, coconut, M&Ms, marshmallows, sprinkles, dried pineapple, etc.

You could also let your chocolate harden a little and put one almond in the middle of each Light House.
Now, repeat this same method filling up the rest for your Light House cookie cutters. I like to make sure I place as many cookie cutters on the sheet pan as possible. You can also use either metal or plastic Light House cookie cutters for this chocolate wedding favor craft project.

To speed up the cooling process put into the refrigerator for 30 minutes. This is optional though. If you want you can simply let the chocolate sit out at room temperature for a while. Do not put the chocolate in the freezer though.

Once the Light House chocolate hardens cut off any extra chocolate that may have leaked out the bottom. Use a paring knife that is really sharp to do this. A paring knife will give you the most control.

Then tap the Light House shaped chocolate out of the cookie cutter mold.

These Beach Light House chocolates make great wedding favor if you put them in decorative plastic party bags and give them out as good-bye favors. I like to tie them shut with beautiful yellow, pink, or purple ribbons.

Use frosting to personalize the Light House chocolates and use them as place cards at your beach wedding reception tables as well.

Use white chocolate to make white Light House chocolates. Try making some of each and putting one white and one milk chocolate wedding favor in each bag.

Check out other DIY wedding projects by Rebecca.

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