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Make a Chocolate Bar Basket

I am adding some touches around the house for Easter. I wanted to share a little of my Easter decor for you and how you can make a cute little Chocolate Bar Basket at the end. Let me share my Easter touches with you first!
Wood bunny in a wood basket with ranculous

I love this Ranunculus I bought at Trader Joe’s. The colors were so pretty. I found the cute bunny on a thrifting adventure and paid $1.99! I thought they both looked perfect together in my Grandmother’s berry basket. I love that basket. It’s over  50 years old, if not more. I think he has such gentle eyes.
Wood bunny in a basket
Speaking of bunnies, I loved this chocolate rabbit I bought at Target. The gold foil adds a nice touch and looks perfect under a glass cloche with some Easter grass. Cloches are such a great way to decorate and add something special to home decor.  I thought he looked cute on his own with a few eggs scattered around. My kids are ready to get under the glass and eat all of it.
Chocolate bunny under a glass cloche  with Easter grass for Easter decor
I wanted to share with you how we made edible Chocolate bar baskets to hold treats out of mini-hershey bars. Easter crafts are always fun to make!
Use mini-chocolate bar baskets out of mini candy bars
 To make Chocolate bar baskets, you need about 6 bars to build it and a few more to melt.  Simply trim the edges so it has a tapered end. I found later if you trim the bottom section off, they actually match up much better!
Melt the chocolate into the microwave 30 seconds at a time until it’s just melted,stirring occasionally.  Let it set a minute.Check it first to make sure the chocolate is only warm not hot before  touching it so you don’t get burned. And be careful because either the bowl can get flaming hot, or the top can be cool but the bottom can still be flaming hot. Put the melted chocolate in another bowl to make sure it’s cool enough before creating the bowls.
Dip the edges of chocolate in the melted chocolate

Milk chocolate seems to take a long time to set up, so even if it’s just warm it doesn’t’ harden that quickly. Dip one edge in the warm chocolate and hold it against another piece until they stick. You may want to pop them in the freezer for a minute or two to get them to harden.

Hold the edges of the chocolate bars together to make chocolate bar baskets
 Do this until you have a basket shape. Use a gummi worm for a handle by putting a drop of chocolate on each end and holding it in place. Put it in the fridge to harden completely before using, otherwise it will fall apart. Once the chocolate is set it’s ready to fill with little treats like jelly beans or mini-eggs.
Chocolate bunny wrapped in foil and  mini-chocolate basket
You can see Courtney’s pretty spring decor from yesterday, and join us tomorrow
we will be hosting one big It’s a Spring Thing Link party!
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  1. Mmmmm – edible Easter baskets, I need to try making those for my boys! I love bringing fresh flowers indoors for spring as well. Your grandmother’s berry basket is gorgeous and the perfect touch to your beautiful table vignette! It’s been fun ‘hopping’ with you in the “It’s a Spring Thing! 😀

  2. Everything is so lovely! My boys would be chomping at the bit to get to that bunny under glass. I’ll be trying my hand at the chocolate baskets with the kids ~ they’s LOVE IT!

    Thanks so much for the inspiration, Jen!


    Mary Beth

  3. Your Spring Decor is Adorable and I Love how you put together the Chocolate Basket.. So cute!! It’s been fun partying with you at It’s a Spring thing, see you at the Linky Party 🙂
    Have a great week!

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