Making chocolate candies with The Chocolate Pen!

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner and making and giving special treats to our loved ones is something we look forward to doing! All those adorable (and intricate) little chocolate treats are favorites to give and get. But, it can be expensive, so instead, we made our own with The Chocolate Pen.

The Chocolate Pen

My kids in the kitchen and ooey-gooey melted chocolate in a dispensing device did not sound like a good idea at first. It sounded like a lot of laundry and clean up. But, we had so much fun playing with The Chocolate Pen! The push-button design on the “pen” made it easy for the kids to fill the molds and we ended up with some Pinterest-worthy shaped chocolate treats!

The Chocolate Pen kit from Skyrocket Toys comes complete with almost everything you need…even the plastic gift bags and twist ties for gifting! It includes:

The Chocolate Pen (you will need 2 AA batteries)

4 sets of tips, clamps, and caps

4 pouches of confectioners chocolate in brown, pink, white, and blue (equals 2lbs of chocolate)

3 mold trays with 50 cute designs (from little animals to love messages and other fun shapes like a rainbow, guitar, and peace signs)

5 small plastic gifting bags with twist ties

plus instructions!

The first thing I did was open up the box and get the molding chocolate ready to use. I did this before the kids even got home from school so it was ready to use when they walked in the door. I simply put the 4 unopened pouches in a tall cup of hot water. This “melts” the chocolate so it’s ready to pour into the molds.


After my candy-making kiddos decided on what color to use first, we snipped off the top of that chocolate pouch and placed the tip inside. We wrapped the edges of the pouch around the bottom of the tip and clamped it securely closed. Next we inserted the pouch inside The Chocolate Pen and turned it on and we were ready to create our chocolates!

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To dispense the chocolate, we just pushed the button and the chocolate started to fill the molds. After just a few minutes we had the hang of how quickly the chocolate came out and were able to adjust for smaller shapes easily. Using the tip of the pen to smooth and flatten edges really helped. When we used up all of one color, we changed it for a new pouch of chocolate. My girls loved being able to add different colors to the same mold.

After filling the molds, we put them in the freezer for about 10 minutes (which was more than enough time). Flipping the molds upside down allowed the candies to easily slip out.

We didn’t have any broken pieces and almost all of our candies came out looking pretty spectacular!

Everyone had their favorites. I loved the Lips, Ice Cream Cone, and Guitar candies!


Candy making wasn’t the first thing I’d sign up to do with my kiddos. I was worried about the mess and how well our candies would come out. The Chocolate Pen kit made this such a fun thing to do together and it was so much easier to do than I would have thought! It came with what we needed, the instructions were easy to follow, and it was an activity that all three of my girls enjoyed (ages 5, 9, and 12).  Skyrocket Toys has thought of everything you could need and made this seemingly difficult and detailed process easy enough for this new-to-candy-making Mom and her kiddos to have fun with it. We were very proud of our final product and will be buying replacement chocolate pouches to make more candies soon! We’ll be making candies for all sorts of celebrations like class parties, birthdays, holidays, and probably just for fun.

You can find The Chocolate Pen kit on Amazon.com and at your local Walmart, Target, and Toys ‘R Us stores! If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with the kids in the kitchen or just want to experiment with chocolate candy-making, this is a complete set that has everything you need to make fancy looking treats!

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21 Responses

  1. This is a really great idea for making candy with kids. Ok, so I would probably get great use out of it too!

  2. As I am reading your post, my daughter is watching behind me and she said “What is that”? She then said “Can I have that for Valentine’s day?” Lol

  3. Oh my gosh, I’ve got to get a Chocolate pen for the kids. And this big kid if the truth be known. That looks like so much fun and everything turned out so cute.

  4. I would have loved this as a kid!

    Oh, who am I fooling? I would love it now. I make candy from molds already, but this would bring some smiles to my creations; thats for sure.

  5. This is a fantastic idea. I will have to pick one up to do with my friends little ones this weekend.

  6. Bonnie @wemake7 says:

    That is way to cool! I have got to get one of these for the kiddos. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Miles L. says:

    This chocolate pen is truly amazing. Your guys did a great job. I am sure you had fun doing it.

  8. How cool is that?! My grandsons would love this. (Heck, who am I kidding … I would love this, too1)

  9. ricci says:

    Those chocolate pens are so cool!!! I want one so I can make my own candies!! LOL!!

  10. rochkirstin says:

    Oh yeah I would think that cleaning up the mess will be the hard part after all the fun. But the candies looked great! With the kit, it will be easier to make chocolate candies.

  11. I remember someone blogging about this pen before Christmas. I would have loved to have had one of those, heck even at my age, I would love to have one today too.

  12. That’s so much fun! I’ve always wanted to do some fun chocolate molds like this. I’ll have to get this pen.

    • SavingCmnCents says:

      I always wanted to do it too, but was hesitant because I thought it would be too complicated. This pen makes it SUPER simple!

  13. Kareema says:

    Just right for little hands, and clumsy ones like mine!

    I can see my teens using it when the do their cakes too. Very neat tool

  14. It looks like the kiddos really enjoyed doing this! Were the pens less messy than ziploc baggies? Will have to look into this for kiddos at Christmas time when we make candies!

    • SavingCmnCents says:

      It actually comes with pre-filled plastic bag pouches that you cut open and then snap into the “pen”…so it’s kind of like ziploc baggies, but is way less messy for this house! lol

  15. Jeanette says:

    My son would absolutely love doing this! He is always wanted to decorate cakes and make them look really pretty and of course candy too.

  16. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    How fun is this? MY kids would have a field day decorating with a chocolate pen! Seriously cool!

    • SavingCmnCents says:

      It is pretty fun…and you can even write (like your name or a message) or draw pictures! We’re gonna try that next and then place it on top of baked treats, like a cake! lol

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