Gather your ingredients. To make one large (5") or three small (2") boxes, you will need:
- 12 ounces chocolate candy coating or tempered chocolate
- Any decorations or candy to finish the box, like a chocolate monogram or filigree
I recommend using candy coating as opposed to real chocolate. Although it doesn't taste as good, it is much easier to work with and remains firm even at warm room temperature. If you do want to use real chocolate, make sure that you temper it so that it does not soften when it gets warm.
Begin by melting the candy coating in the microwave until it is smooth and entirely free of lumps.