Finding a wedding favor that guests will love and that reflects your personal style can be a challenge. Thankfully, there’s this beautiful invention called chocolate!!
This delightful edible is beloved by pretty much everyone. With loads of ways to personalize this treat, you can put your unique stamp on your wedding favors. Plus, as I learned in my search for the best chocolate wedding favors that there are plenty of options to suit every budget.
I absolutely love chocolate. If you’re like me, you can skip past to the next section.
Why Give Chocolate as Wedding Favors?
For those who need a little convincing, here are a few reasons to make chocolate your choice for wedding favors:
- (Almost) Everybody loves chocolate: It was hard to find concrete stats, but several sources suggest 9 out of 10 people enjoy this sweet confectionary, making it a rockstar wherever it shows up.
- It symbolizes love and romance: If words aren’t your forte, chocolate is the next best way to say ‘I love you’, hence the 58 million pounds of chocolate sold the week of Valentine’s Day 2018 in the US alone!
- There are plenty of options: Milk, dark, white, with nuts, with fruit, as a hot drink – chocolate comes in many varities. Pick what best suit your style.
- It’s delicious: This may be stating the obvious, but there’s something to be said for a thank-you gift that everyone will look forward to devouring!
Edible Wedding Favor Trend
These days, more and more couples are giving away edible treats as wedding favors. It’s a great way to say thank-you, while ensuring you’re not adding to the collection of things you guests will just ‘Kon Mari’ out of their house in six months. With plenty of customization options, edible favors can capture your unique style.
Considerations for Chocolate Favors
While I could come up with a list a mile long of reasons to choose chocolate for your wedding favors, there are a couple of things to take into consideration.
- If you’re planning an outdoor wedding reception in the dog days of summer, you’ll want to choose a chocolate favor that’s not likely to melt. M&Ms are a good option.
- If any of your guests have a severe peanut or nut allergy, you’ll also want to take this into account. Most chocolate makers can’t guarantee that their products are nut-free, even if nuts aren’t actually in their product. That’s due to other nut products having been made in the same factory. If that’s the case, a candy buffet (see #10) with a few clearly labelled chocolate options in the mix may be the way to go.
Chocolate Wedding Favors
I’ve taken a deep dive into some of our favorite candy and chocolate shops online to find the very best chocolate wedding favors. It was a tough job, but someone had to do it!
1. Bride & Groom Chocolate Covered Oreos
by Beau Coup
Did you eat the middle first or save it until last? I always saved the best for last!
Oreos are such a fun nod to childhood and these decked-out, chocolate-covered versions are a great mix of whimsy and sophistication. You can personalize them by choosing the colors of the groom’s bowtie, the bride’s flower, and the bride’s skin tone. Best of all, your guests will be treated to a sweet surprise when they take their first bite and discover an Oreo inside!
2. Hot Chocolate Favors (Splurge vs. Steal)
If you’re hosting a fall or winter wedding in a cooler climate, hot chocolate favors are sure to be warmly received by guests. After all, nothing that compares to snuggling up with a cozy blanket or someone special and sipping a mug of liquid chocolate.
For an (affordable) splurge, order these pretty pre-filled tubes that include hot chocolate powder, chocolate sprinkles, sugar beads, and marshmallows.
Alternatively, get your bridesmaids together for a fun evening of DIY favor making. Purchase bulk hot chocolate powder and mini marshmallows, then fill these stylish, airtight pouches. They’ll keep the hot chocolate ingredients fresh and remind your guests of the great time they had at your wedding.
Another option that’s gained favor in recent years is a hot chocolate bar. Guests can fill their bag with their preferred hot chocolate (milk or dark) along with toppings.
Whichever way you decide to go, your guests will appreciate the decadent treat awaiting them on a cold winter’s night.
3. Custom Chocolate Bar
Featured in either milk or dark chocolate, these treats can be customized with your names, as well as the date of your event.
The simple black and white wrappers are suitable for almost any wedding color theme, but you add a burst of color by choosing one of the nine foil shade options.
4. Dipped Chocolate Fortune Cookies
I absolutely love breaking open a fortune cookie and reading the funny or wise fortune inside.
With tons of color and design options, these chocolate dipped fortune cookies from top Etsy seller Fortunately Yours make for a fun wedding favor.
They’re an especially great choice if you have wedding guests that don’t know each other very well. Encourage them to crack open their favors at the table and share their fortune with their new friends. If the drinks are flowing, some of them might even suggest adding ‘in bed’ to the end of each fortune!
5. Personalized M&Ms
Looking for a wedding favor that puts you and your beau front and centre in a fun, but unpretentous way? Time to start designing your very own personalized M&Ms!
My husband and I did this for our wedding and they were a BIG hit. You can customize individual pieces with a message, a photo, or clipart and choose up to three colours. It’s such a fun and easy process, you may just find yourself coming up with other events and reasons to get personalized M&Ms made up.
6. Personalized Colored Foil Hershey’s Kisses
Hershey’s has got chocolate wedding favors down to a tee. And how smart of them to name their little cylindrical milk chocolate treat a ‘kiss’. After all, most love stories start with a kiss and marriage itself is sealed with a kiss.
Personalize your kiss favors with a rainbow of foil colors and a sticker featuring your own message and an apropos design, such as two hearts or lovebirds. Pack them in cellophane bags tied with a pretty ribbon and you’ve got a beautiful favor guests will love.
7. Custom Chocolate Cake Pops
These decadent treats are edible pieces of art. Fully customizable, order in elegeant colors and designs or go for a more whimsical, playful look. No matter what your style, these individually-wrapped favors will add a pop of uniqueness.
And for those that don’t love chocolate (gasp!), you have the option of ordering a vanilla cake pop.
8. Personalized Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
by Beau Coup
Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven, as anyone who has ever eaten a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup knows well. These miniature, personalized version of the classic will delight wedding guests young and old.
Choose from a slew of exclusive designs, then select the color of the sticker (if applicable), and foil. Add your personal message (typically your names & wedding date) and you’re good to go!
9. Chocolate & Caramel Pretzel Wands
Savory, salty, AND sweet – that’s the magic of a chocolate pretzel wands.
Whether your wedding guests have a sweet tooth or love their salty, crunchy treats, they will adore these beautiful wedding favors. Choose from pretty dip options including white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and caramel toffee, or go for an assortment. If you want to go a little DIY, add a with customized gift tag to each wrapped wand with your guests’ names, a quote about love, or your wedding details.
10. Candy & Chocolate Buffet
Everybody loves a buffet, especially when it’s made entirely of sweet treats and is gorgeous to boot! A fun alternative to gifting your guests with pre-packaged favors, a candy buffet lets them create their own customized goodie bag to go home with.
Be sure to choose an assortment of classic chocolate and candy treats, including some of the ones listed above, as well as your own personal favorites. Enhance the whole experience with a unique bag design or cute take-away style box that has a sweet message of thanks to your guests.
With your chocolate wedding favors ordered, you can relax knowing that guests are going to love the thoughtful, edible thank-you gift you’ve selected. Just one word of caution for those amongst us that have a hard time with temptation – make sure you don’t get into those favors before the big day, or you may have to reorder!