Ice Cube Tray Chocolates

You've gotta try making these customizable homemade chocolate candies as a food gift this holiday season. Choose the chocolate type and filling your recipient most loves to show how much you care.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Stand Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
12 to 16 chocolates


  • 8 ounce semisweet, bittersweet, white, or milk chocolate, chopped

  • ¼ cup desired fillings, such as nut or cookie butter, dulce de leche, chocolate-hazelnut spread, halved or quartered caramels, and/or cookie pieces

  • Sprinkles (optional)


  1. Place 5 oz. of the chocolate in a small bowl. Microwave 45 to 60 seconds or until melted and a thermometer registers 113°F for semisweet or bittersweet chocolate or 104°F for milk chocolate, stirring every 15 seconds. If needed, continue to microwave in 5- to 10-second intervals to reach the correct temperature. Stir in remaining 3 oz. chocolate. Stir vigorously 2 minutes or until completely smooth and thermometer registers 88°F for semisweet or bittersweet chocolate or 85°F for milk chocolate. If small pieces of chocolate remain, continue to microwave in 5-second intervals, stirring after each until smooth.

  2. If desired, add a some sprinkles to each compartment in the ice cube tray. Spoon half of the melted chocolate into the compartments. Spoon or press 1 tsp. desired filling into each compartment. Spoon remaining melted chocolate over fillings. If desired, top with additional fillings and/or drizzle with melted chocolate of a contrasting color. Let stand 2 hours or until set.

  3. To serve, twist ice cube trays slightly to loosen chocolates. Remove from ice cube tray.

    Ice Cube Tray Chocolates
    Matthew Clark

Marbled Chocolates

Prepare as directed in Step 1. Omit fillings. In a small bowl microwave 2 oz. chopped white baking chocolate 30 seconds or until melted, stirring once. Spoon half of the melted semisweet chocolate into ice cube tray. Top with melted white chocolate and remaining semisweet chocolate. Using a toothpick, swirl melted chocolates slightly. Let stand as directed.NA per Serving:

To Store

Remove chocolates from ice cube tray. Place in an airtight container and store at room temperature up to 1 week or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

123 Calories
8g Fat
13g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 123
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 2g
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 99mg 2%
Folate, total 7.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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