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How to Make Seahorse Shaped Chocolate Wedding Favors

Updated on February 22, 2014

Seahorse Wedding Favors

Are you looking for some unique wedding favors for your beach themed wedding?  Try these delicious molded chocolates!   Here are easy instructions for a great chocolate wedding favor that anyone can make...

You can make these delicious party favors at home.  You can serve them on a platter, for the guests to enjoy while they're at your reception.  Or you can package them in clear bags for each person to take home as a souvenir.  If your wedding has theme colors, you can close the bags with matching ribbons to continue your color-scheme.

Your wedding guests will love these personalized party favors.  The seahorses are perfect for your beach wedding, and of course, chocolate is always a hit!

You Can Make Seachorse Shaped Chocolates Yourself!

Even if you've never worked with chocolates before, you'll find that making these wedding favors is a fun and easy project. Chocolate is really great to work with because if you do make a mistake you can always just melt it and start again.

To make these molded seahorse shaped wedding favors you'll need, seahorse shaped cookies cutters (it's handy to have several), cookie sheets, parchment paper, a towel (a hand towel or dish towel will work), a spoon to stir the chocolate with, a double boiler (or microwave-safe bowl), and chocolate (milk, dark, or white; whichever you prefer).

You should have a small paring knife available (hopefully, you won't need this!). You can add nuts or M&Ms or frosting if you like, too. If you use frosting to decorate, have some small sandwich baggies to squeeze it out of.

Start by laying out your cookie cutters. Put the towel on the cookie sheet, then put a layer of parchment paper over that. Set out your cookie cutter molds on the parchment paper. It's handy if you have several seahorse cookie cutters, so that you can keep working on more while the earliest ones are cooling.

If you're not using chocolate chips, you'll need to break your chocolate into small pieces before you start melting it. (It's difficult and messy to try to melt a solid block of chocolate without scorching it.) If you're using a double boiler, put water in the bottom pan and your chocolate pieces in the top. Watch it carefully, and stir constantly until it's smooth and creamy.

If you're using the microwave, put your chocolate pieces into your microwave-safe bowl and microwave it on high for 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating. Don't let it scorch!

If you're planning to add nuts to your wedding chocolate favors, do that while your chocolate is heating. Just sprinkle a few into each seahorse cookie cutter, so that they'll be covered by the chocolate later.

Now it's time to fill your molds! One by one, hold your molds steady and pour warm chocolate into them. As you hold the seahorse cookie cutter, you should press it gently downward, into the parchment paper and towel. The towel will act as a cushion, letting the cutter seal more tightly against the parchment paper, so that the chocolate doesn't leak out underneath the edge of the cutter.

Pour up to about half an inch deep of chocolate into your cookie cutter molds, and keep pressing them against the towel for a moment or so, to give the bottom edge a chance to start setting. If your molds leak a little bit, you'll be able to fix it later, so don't stress over it too much. Just be as careful as you can.

Move as quickly as you can through as many seahorse cookie cutters as you have available. Then, if you'd like to add M&Ms for decorations, this is the time to add them. For instance, you might want to give your seahorses eyes!

You'll need to let your seahorse wedding favors set until the chocolate hardens. You can speed up the process by putting the whole tray into the refrigerator for a little while. DON'T put them into the freezer though; going from melted to frozen too fast can do odd things to the chocolate.

Once they've hardened completely, gently pop your chocolate wedding favor seahorses free of the cookie cutters. If you find that a bit of chocolate has leaked out of the bottom of your seahorse cookie cutters, and hardened there, you can cut it off. Use the paring knife to carefully carve off any overflowed chocolate.

If you want to add embellishments with frosting, put the frosting into a sandwich baggie with the corner cut off. That will allow you to pipe frosting onto your seahorses. You can add markings to them, or even label them with your guest's names. They'd make cute nameplates at your reception's dinner tables!

Have fun with this project and have a beautiful beach wedding!

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      5 years ago

      What a cute idea.. what a SEA theme wedding would be like! OOOh!

    • LisaDH profile image


      6 years ago

      Fun idea for a wedding favor!

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      7 years ago

      You could do a whole sea wedding :)

    • darciefrench lm profile image

      darciefrench lm 

      7 years ago

      Seahorse wedding favors - what a cute idea -:)

    • TonyPayne profile image

      Tony Payne 

      7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      This sounds like a great idea to go with a beach themed wedding.

    • UKGhostwriter profile image


      7 years ago

      Nice lens, well done

    • Kevin Wilson 2 profile image

      Kevin Wilson 2 

      7 years ago

      Like the idea and the instructions, would love to see more pictures though!


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