After designing many new party collections for Katarina’s Paperie during the last few months, my favorite item to create is the chocolate bar wrapper. Maybe its because I’m a chocolate fiend, but more likely I just like making simple dessert items look extra special on the dessert table. And chocolate bars make a such a pretty addition when all fancied up.
I used to think that when dressing up chocolate bars, you simply removed the outside wrapper and added your own. I soon learned from many skilled party stylists, though, that it’s best to leave the bars in their original packaging, no matter how pretty the foil from the chocolate maker is. This allows guests to know what kind of chocolate their eating and the ingredients (especially important if someone has an allergy).
So, instead of just placing the chocolate bars out, you can fancy the bars up by wrapping them in your own foil lining and covering them with a free printable paper candy bar wrapper
If you don’t have custom cut candy bar wrappers, you can easily make your own. Just download our free printable candy bar wrappers and use as a pattern. Cut out your candy bar wrappers in different scrapbook paper, vellum, or other fun paper coverings. You can even add embellishments, such as ribbon or stickers. The possibilities are endless.
How to Fancy Up a Candy Bar
You Will Need:
Candy bar wrappers (customized or use our free printable candy bar wrappers as a pattern to cut your own)
1.55 ounce chocolate bar
Double sided tape, glue dots or another adhesive
What to Do:
1. Place the foil wrapping dull side down horizontally on the table. Center your candy bar on top.
2. Fold and crease the edges of the candy bar along both sides.
3. Fold down the bottom and wrap like a gift. Press in the two flaps and fold the edge up. Put adhesive along the edge and press down. Repeat with the top side.
4. Center the covered side of the foil wrapped candy bar on top of the paper wrapper. Fold the bottom edge up and attach with tape.
Fold the top edge down, making sure your sides are lined up, and attach with tape. You now have a beautifully wrapped candy bar.
Imagine presenting fancied up chocolate bars as a gift or bringing a platter to the next book club meeting. How pretty!
Your can download your own free printable candy bar wrapper template here to create your own creative candy bars.
I have designed a number of customizable candy bar wrappers for my shop, Katarina’s Paperie. We will also carry the silver foil linings, just in case you want to put your own creative spin on the chocolate bar wrapping. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook. You can keep up with the store’s sneak peeks, opening week specials, and other fun party ideas. We can’t wait to open. I’m so happy it’s almost here!