To make chocolate name place cards, you’ll need silicon letter molds and candy melt in any color or flavor.
You can find candy melt at most large grocery stores or craft stores. Craft stores will have a better selection of colors and flavors if you’re looking for something special. If you want to match the color to your table decor, add food coloring.
In a microwave-safe container, melt the candy melt according to package instructions. I usually put it in the microwave at thirty second intervals, stirring in between. That seems to melt it well without hardening it but all microwaves will vary somewhat.
Once melted, add food coloring, if desired, spoon or pour the candy melt into the silicon molds, and tap the molds to release any air bubbles.
You may also want to use a knife to scrape off any excess chocolate on the top. This will make the finished product look better.
Place the mold in the fridge or freezer to speed up the hardening of the chocolate. It will usually take about 5-10 minutes in the freezer.
Continue to repeat these steps until you have all the letters you need for each place setting.
Set the table with the chocolate letters spelling out names on plates or line the letters up above the plates.
These edible place cards add a fun touch to a dinner table or dinner party …
… and they’ll be popular with kids and adults alike!
Do you use place cards at parties and holiday dinners?
For another homemade place card idea, be sure to check out these colorful magnolia leaf place cards with adhesive foil names!