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A Unique Way to Give a Chocolate Gift – Make a Dove Dark Chocolate Peacock

Unique Way to Give Chocolate Gift - Dove Dark Chocolate Peacock

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The moment I saw Dove’s new Dark Chocolate line, I thought of a peacock. The packages are pretty purples and blues and greens, the colors of the bird’s bright, beautiful feathers.

Perhaps I have peacocks on the brain. Grace and Allie got a doll for Easter that came with a peacock pet. We also have peacock Duck tape which is quite popular for crafts.

In any case, when I saw the bars, I knew exactly how I could make them into a gift for a special person I know.

 A Unique Way to a Give Chocolate Gift – Make a Dove Dark Chocolate Peacock

Materials

  • 3 large Dove Dark Chocolate Bars. We chose these:
    Unique Way to Give Chocolate Gift - Dove Dark Chocolate Peacock
    Unique Way to Give Chocolate Gift - Dove Dark Chocolate Peacock
    Unique Way to Give Chocolate Gift - Dove Dark Chocolate Peacock
  • 3 Silky Smooth Almond Dark Chocolate PROMISES (because they’re purple)
  • 1 Silky Smooth Mint & Dark Chocolate Swirl (because it’s light green)
  • 3 pieces of aqua 12×12 card stock
  • 3 pieces of green 8.5×11 card stock
  • A small scrap of yellow card stock
  • A small scrap of light blue card stock
  • 1 piece of gold foil 12×12 card stock
  • Glue or glue dots

Instructions:

I used my Silhouette machine to do all this measuring and cutting, but you could also do it by hand.

  1. Make an envelope for each candy bar from the aqua card stock, cutting a fancy edge along the front with scallop scissors or your Silhouette machine. These candy bars are much larger than a “normal” chocolate bar, so make sure you measure them to be sure the envelopes are big enough.Unique Way to Give Chocolate Gift - Dove Dark Chocolate Peacock
  2. Cut out the peacock from gold card stock. If you don’t have a Silhouette machine, you’ll probably want to do a basic silhouette instead of a fancy design like I did. You can find lots of peacock images if you Google “peacock images.”
  3. Cut out 3 peacock feathers from green card stock. Again, if you don’t have a machine, go simple on the feathers. It’s not hard to make a geometric feather shape with scissors. Just make sure that it has a bigger, fuller part at the top so that you can glue the candy and the circles down.
  4. Cut 3 yellow ovals and 3 blue circles out and glue them into the top of the feathers. Glue a purple candy on top and slightly below the blue circles (so as to not completely cover them up).
  5. Fan out the feathers, attaching them to one another at their centers. The chocolate bars are quite bulky, so this part can be a little tricky.
  6. Glue the green chocolate under the peacock’s head so that it doesn’t go backwards onto the last feather.

That’s it! You have a pretty peacock stuffed full of Dove Dark Chocolate goodness. I can’t wait to give it to the recipient; I know she’s going to love it!

Dove Dark Chocolate

Available in four varieties (Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate, Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate, Silky Smooth Almond Dark Chocolate, and Silky Smooth Mint & Dark Chocolate Swirl), DOVE uses carefully selected cocoa beans to deliver its signature taste and a special process that delivers the unique, silky-smooth texture.

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