Chocolate Christmas Candies Recipe: Ice Cube Tray Chocolates (2024)

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Chocolate Christmas Candies Recipe: Ice Cube Tray Chocolates

If you’re looking for a last minute sweet treat to give someone this holiday seasons, you’re in the right place. Chocolates can be a great gift for everyone from your best friend to that guy in IT you got during the office secret Santa. Unfortunately, good chocolate (ex. Godiva) can be pricey especially if you have to ship it to someone. This year, save money and still get that special someone (or near complete stranger 🙂 ) tasty chocolate by making your own with the help of this chocolate Christmas candies recipe.

Whoa, whoa, whoa! I saw your mouse hovering over the X. You were about to close this window, weren’t you? Why? Is it because you think I’m looney tunes for suggesting you make chocolate candies when you have about a billion other things to do? Just hear me out. 🙂

This chocolate Christmas candies recipe is quick and easy. I promise. You can make this chocolate Christmas candies recipe in about 10 minutes. Seriously, that’s it. You can find 10 minutes, can’t you? Especially since that 10 minutes could save you quite a bit of money.

If you’re worried about your chocolate Christmas candies recipe looking homemade (a.k.a. messy and unprofessional), don’t be. Since you use ice cube trays your candies will get a pretty uniform look just like those you’d buy at a chocolate boutique.

In addition to saving me money, what I love about this chocolate Christmas candies recipe is how customizable it is. You can customize this chocolate Christmas candies recipe in several ways. For example, you could use different shapes of ice cube trays to get differently shaped chocolates. You could use different kinds of chocolate (ex. milk, dark, white). Lastly, you can use whatever “filling” you’d prefer. This chocolate Christmas candies recipe suggests marshmallows, caramel, and peanut butter but you could use whatever you like. Don’t be afraid to get creative here. It’s pretty hard to make chocolate candies unappetizing!

Tip: Make your gift even more impressive by pairing this chocolate Christmas candies recipe with some homemade truffles. Check out this hazelnut chocolate truffles recipe for inspiration.

I highly recommend making more than one ice cube tray with this chocolate Christmas candies recipe as your family is sure to sneak a few and after all, you’ve got to do some taste testing yourself, right? 😉

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INGREDIENTS

2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon coconut oil,
1/4 cup peanut butter mixed with 2 tablespoons peanuts
Miniature marshmallows
Caramels
Non stick cooking spray
Ice cube tray

DIRECTIONS

1. Place chocolate chips in a glass bowl and microwave on 50% power for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted.

2.Melt coconut oil in the microwave and mix with melted chocolate.

3. Spray ice cube tray lightly with a nonstick cooking spray and fill each compartment about halfway with melted chocolate coconut oil mixture.

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4. Place a mixture of marshmallows, peanut butter, or caramels in the center of each ice cube tray compartment on top of the melted chocolate.

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5.Fill ice cube tray compartments up with melted chocolate.

6. Place ice cube tray in the freezer for an hour or until chocolate is completely hardened.

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7. Crack your tray just like you would if it had ice cubes in it and pop out chocolates.

8. Enjoy!

Looking for more holiday delights to compliment this chocolate Christmas candies recipe? Add these dishes to your holiday menu:

  • Christmas tree and snowman cheese ball
  • Strawberry Christmas tree brownie bites
  • Christmas tree peanut butter blossoms
  • Reindeer marshmallow pops
  • Oreo ornament cookies
  • Holiday fudge
  • Cinnamon sugar pretzels
  • Easy Christmas cookies

Plus get even more inspiration by following Freebie Finding Mom’s Christmas Recipes and Decadent Desserts Pinterest boards.

Happy holidays!

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Ice Cube Tray Chocolates

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Additional Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Need an easy and delicious DIY gift for the holidays? If you have about 10 minutes you can whip up this chocolate Christmas candies recipe. No fancy materials are needed, just an ice cube tray for your mold, chocolate and your favorite filings (i.e. caramel, peanut butter, marshmallows etc.). Then wrap up your Ice Cube Tray Chocolates in a fancy box and you’ve an impressive homemade gift that’s perfect for nearly anyone.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil,
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter mixed with 2 tablespoons peanuts
  • Miniature marshmallows
  • Caramels
  • Non stick cooking spray
  • Ice cube tray

Instructions

  1. Place chocolate chips in a glass bowl and microwave on 50% power for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted.
  2. Melt coconut oil in the microwave and mix with melted chocolate.
  3. Spray ice cube tray lightly with a nonstick cooking spray and fill each compartment about halfway with melted chocolate coconut oil mixture.
  4. Place a mixture of marshmallows, peanut butter, or caramels in the center of each ice cube tray compartment on top of the melted chocolate.
  5. Fill ice cube tray compartments up with melted chocolate.
  6. Place ice cube tray in the freezer for an hour or until chocolate is completely hardened.
  7. Crack your tray just like you would if it had ice cubes in it and pop out chocolates.
  8. Enjoy!

About Kelli

Kelli Bhattacharjee is the owner of Freebie Finding Mom. When she's not goofing around with her son, she's busy blogging, or just hanging out with the family which usually involves listening to music too loud and having dance parties.

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  1. HOLLY Zahradnick says

    chocolate candies to make

    Reply

  2. Smags says

    Allergic to coconut, what other oil can be used?

    Reply

    • Ellie says

      Avocado oil works well for me!

      Reply

  3. May says

    That is a really awesome idea – just when I thought there was nothing new under the sun, to coin an old phrase. Thanks for a great share!

    Reply

    • Kelli says

      Hi May, I’m glad this will come in handy for you. 🙂 Kelli

      Reply

  4. Molly Myers says

    I had so many bags of chocolate chips left over from helping my nephew with his cookie sales that I decided to make these, and we used several different nut butters with chopped nuts stirred in, cookie butter, marshmallows, caramel, dried fruits, we even made nougat and wafers to add an extra special touch. We used toffee bits to make a few with a bit more pizzaz it was awesome I highly recommend this recipe.

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    • Kelli says

      Yay! I’m happy to hear it, Molly! Your recipe sounds delicious too! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Kelli

      Reply

  5. connie says

    can’t have coconut oil what else could I use? This is a
    great idea and yummy looking. Thanks for the recipe.

    Reply

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