Easy Homemade Valentine: Wrapped Chocolate Bars

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. I well remember the days of cheap white envelopes, tear-apart cardstock valentines and dusty conversation hearts. Painstakingly I would copy my class list onto the envelopes, hoping I wasn’t forgetting anyone and hoping that I wouldn’t be forgotten.

I think those cheap white envelopes are still in circulation, but I’ve got a better, sweeter idea for you to give to friends and family, or to help your children prepare for their classmates and buddies: wrapped chocolate bars!

Who doesn’t want an entire candy bar to themselves?!

Go to the head of the class with that one, Baby. And crown yourself Mother of the Year at the same time!

Last week I prepared a bunch of these fun treats for friends I would meet at my conference. But, I know that my kids would love to receive one on Valentine’s Day and so would their friends. It’s so easy to do, you’re going to laugh.

You will need:

  • chocolate or other candy bars – I bought six packs at Walmart which made these Hersheys Special Dark about $.50 each. But, candy sales abound and you can regularly pick them up for a quarter each or three for a dollar — and sometimes even free.
  • 12×12 scrapbook paper, cut into four equal squares – it’s okay if your paper is slightly smaller than 12″ square
  • address labels, printed with the message of your choice
  • cellophane tape

Place one candy bar in the center of the backside of a paper square. Fold up one side. Fold up the other side. Secure with a piece of tape. Place label on front of candy bar. Be a hit at your Valentine’s party or at the breakfast table on Sunday.

And if you have boys, don’t be afraid to choose boy paper. They’ll love you for it. Hearts and flowers need not apply.

What do you do for Valentines? What works for you?

About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. I did this for our wedding favors. But I actually ran them through the printer and personalized the wrapper. Then I used a glue stick underneath so there was no tape. They came out very cute! I bought the candy in bulk at Costco. They are fun to make and receive!

  2. This idea is so cute & easy, not to mention yummy!!

  3. Hey, I thought I won the mother of the year award! Well, actually, I just earned my supermom badge with these babies: http://kelleighratzlaff.com/life/homemade-valentines-digi-style/

  4. What a cute idea!!

  5. I’d already planned on doing this. Got the idea from an old post of yours. Thanks!

  6. Very cute! I’ll have to remember this for when my kid/future kids reach schoolage. (Although my daycare made me make Valentine’s for the other kids last year. My girl was THREE MONTHS OLD. I totally did cheapo Valentine tear-aparts. I am not Martha Stewart.)

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