How to package chocolate-covered strawberries

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How to package chocolate-covered strawberries
Package chocolate-covered strawberries for party favours, gifts or shipping. ( Images)

Homemade chocolate-covered strawberries are delicious treats to give as gifts or to share at a party. Whatever the reason for needing to transport chocolate-covered strawberries, you will want them to arrive at their destination in one piece. Packaging the strawberries carefully can prevent cracks in the chocolate, melted chocolate and spoiled strawberries. Do not let your efforts go to waste by not taking the time to wrap, package and protect your chocolate-covered strawberries.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Cellophane bags
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Candy tray
  • Gift box, with lid
  • Cling film
  • Shipping box
  • Tape
  • Packing material or bubble wrap
  • Reusable freezer packs (optional)

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    Packaged for a Party

  1. 1

    Allow the chocolate-covered strawberries to chill in the refrigerator until the chocolate is completely hardened.

  2. 2

    Place each strawberry into a cellophane bag. Tie the bag closed with a piece of ribbon.

  3. 3

    Place the wrapped strawberries on the candy tray. The strawberries are ready to take to a party as gifts, favours or dessert.

    Prepare for Shipping

  1. 1

    Put tray as prepared for a party in the gift box and cover with the lid. Tape the lid down.

  2. 2

    Wrap the gift box in cling film and place in the larger shipping box.

  3. 3

    Wrap the freezer packs with cling film. Make sure they are completely frozen before wrapping.

  4. 4

    Put frozen freezer packs on top of the gift box and on all sides. The cling film will protect the box from condensation.

  5. 5

    Fill the rest of the box with cushioning, such as packaging peanuts or bubble wrap. Then, tape the box close.

  6. 6

    Mail the package to arrive the next day to ensure the strawberries will arrive at their freshest.

Tips and warnings

  • Candy trays can be found at many craft stores.
  • Do not send chocolate-covered strawberries during warmer months because the heat will damage the strawberries. Any temperature greater than room temperature is too hot to send perishable items such as strawberries.

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