Chocolate bag dessert filled with your favorite treats! This do-it-yourself centerpiece is a stunner, and will be the star of any special occasion!
This Chocolate Bag is Edible!
I love that you can see the folds and creases from the bag that it was molded from. T
hose little details that don’t usually notice sure add some fun character to this dessert center piece!
The inspiration form this dessert idea was from a get together I attended 15+ years ago when
Alan was active-duty and deployed to the Persian Gulf.
If you aren’t familiar with the military life-style, a deployment is when a whole infrastructure, which in our case was a squadron leaves their home base and works out of another part of the country.
Tribes During Deployments
It was exciting for Alan to be on a mission. He got to see so much of the world, and since he loved flying, work was pretty much a dream job.
The tough part was the six month separation.
I lost count of how many deployments our family endured during our active-duty years, but it was at least 6 or 7 times.
Those years were full of challenges and amazing experiences. I could and probably should write a book!
During deployment you really form a tribe quickly. With our husbands thousands of miles away and our families too, we relied on each other’s strength.
Although it was tough at times, we also had a lot of fun!
We Were Family!
Keeping busy with fun activities and everyday living occupied our days, and since we were our family away from family we threw each other lots of celebrations.
Birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July and Valentine’s Day gatherings.
Of course every celebration centered around good food and the presentation was always thought out and festive!
If I remember correctly, this chocolate bag was displayed at a fundraising event.
Can you believe that it stuck in my mind after all these years and I’m just making it for the first time?!
This chocolate bag dessert is one of most creative ways to display sweet treats.
You’ll need a sturdy paper lunch bag (I used two since I had thin white ones), a pastry brush, and melted chocolate!
Then the fun comes because it can be filled with a variety of treats!
How about these Peanut Butter Snowballs or these Mini Baked Sweetheart Donuts! Dipped strawberries are always a hit as well as truffles!
Can Sugar Free Chocolate Be Used To Make This Bag?
Yes! Any type of chocolate can be used to make a chocolate dessert bag. The key is to make sure the variety you use melts to a smooth consistency.
My Chocolate Is Too Thick. How Can It Be Thinned out?
First, make sure that the heat isn’t too high and you are stirring the chocolate to help even out the heat.
Second, it there isn’t enough fat in the chocolate you choose, then you may need to add some.
My preference is to add some coconut oil. Start with a teaspoon and increase to your desired consistency.
Can This Chocolate Bag Be Made in Advance?
Yes, as long as you don’t live in a humid area the bag can be made a day in advance.
To ensure the bag keeps it shape remove the paper right before displaying. Be sure to keep it in a bump free safe place.
Chocolate Bag for Valentine's Day (with Strawberries and Cookies Falling Out)
Make your own chocolate bag dessert for your next special event. This edible treat can filled with fresh strawberries and any other treat pillowing out of it.
- 1 sturdy lunch paper bag (two if it's thin)
- 16 ounce chocolate, semi-sweet
- 16 ounce fresh strawberries, cleaned and dried
- Treats to fall out of the bag (candy, cookies, fresh fruit)
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
Jennifer A Stewart
This is better than any gift I could have bought for anyone! Chocolate is awesome but a homemade gift bag is even better!
I would never have thought of making my an edible brown bag. This is so very creative and not to mention, its delicious!
My Navy family is crazy creative…very much like my blogging buddies 🙂
This is the coolest thing ever!!!!
These edible chocolate bags were such a hit last year, I am doing them again!! I LOVE Valentine’s Day!
Dan will love this for Valentines Day!! We always try to do something that’s not the commercial route. This is beautiful AND delicious, how special!!!
debi at Life Currents
This bag is adorable! It’s hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is fast approaching.
This is so cool! I can’t believe it’s all chocolate! My boys would love this.
Thank you for your family service !! We have family members in the coast guard and it’s hard on those that deploy and those who are left behind!
This bag is so cute! I need to make time to try it! It’s a great presentation for Valentines Day!
I love this chocolate bag idea! John and I both love chocolate so this would be a special treat!
What a clever idea…happy feasting!
This is such a brilliant idea and so pretty too!
Karen (Back Road Journal)
You did a terrific job. I used to have a chocolate shop and know from experience that it is hard to not crack a chocolate shell that is thin.
This is about the most creative thing I have seen on the internet so far today! I love this! So cool!
This is such a creative and beautiful idea for Valentine’s Day. I love the whole display…such a delicious treat!
Woah that’s so cool! You can fill the bag with chocolate goodies then eat the bag after. My kind of treat 🙂
I can’t believe that this is made from chocolate!
Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
Hands down, that is the coolest thing I have ever seen! I totally want to make one just to impress myself! Ha!
I love this fun idea! It’s perfect for neighbor and teacher Valentine gifts!!!