Miniature Chocolate Little Red Riding Hood Book Favor with Free Printable

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These chocolate book favors make the perfect favor for any book-themed event.  I made my chocolate books for a Little Red Riding Hood themed birthday party, but you could easily adapt this book craft for any book themed event.  The American Library Association once used this tutorial to make favors for their annual event.  How cool is that?  I feel super-geeky famous and proud to have contributed in some way to such an event!

Chocolate book favors for a Little Red Riding Hood party on an open Grimm's Fairy Tales book.

When I was a kid, I always loved the fact that my copy of Grimm's Fairy Tales was a thick tome; the heft suggested a wealth of worlds and adventures inside.  And it had gilded page edges, too, which I thought was pretty much the fanciest, coolest thing ever.

Chocolate book favors made with free printables for a Little Red Riding Hood birthday party.

That cherished book from my childhood (the very book in the picture above!) was the inspiration behind these miniature chocolate fairy tale book treats from the Little Red Riding Hood party.  The shape of two Hershey chocolate nuggets glued together made the perfect book shape, and it even had gilded edges, just like my favorite volume of fairy tales!

Free printables to make chocolate book favors for the Little Red Riding Hood birthday party.

This craft would work well for any book inspired party theme, but for our Little Red Riding Hood party, I knew I wanted something that would immediately be iconic and recognizable from the tale.  I made up this printable with an old engraving from Little Red Riding Hood on one side, and one of the classic lines from the story on the other side.  

Little Red Riding Hood Chocolate Book Favor Printable Pages:

PDF of free printables for Little Red Riding Hood chocolate book favors.

How to Make Book Favors for a Party:

Gluing chocolates together to make chocolate book favors for a book themed party.

Glue two Hershey's Nuggets together to form the shape of a thick, open book.

Yep, I used a hot glue gun to do this (low temperature hot glue gun, as always).  The glue cools down so quickly that you don't have to worry about melting the chocolate.

Assembling book favors for the Little Red Riding Hood themed birthday party.

Cut out the pages with the printed Little Red Riding Hood pictures and text (approximately 4.5cm x 2.5cm), and (optional, but it looks great), cut out a second rectangle of plain paper the same size.

Fold the blank rectangle of paper in half, and glue to the top of the chocolates.  Fold the printed pages in half, and glue those on top, attaching the pages only in the center fold of the book so you get teh illusion of lots of pages.  You could skip the whole step with the blank white rectangle and it would still look fabulous, but I liked the extra dimension adding the extra set of pages added.

Also optional, but cute:  cut a rectangle of cardstock just slightly larger than the chocolates.  Fold in the center to create the illusion of the spine of a book, and glue the chocolate book to the cardstock book cover.

Chocolate Book favors on an open fairy tale book.

I can't tell you how happy these little chocolate books make me.  Chocolate + books + miniature anything = AWESOME.

Chocolate book favors for a Little Red Riding Hood themed party.

When I showed these to my husband, he asked if they were bibles (he didn't have his reading glasses on, and they did kind of look like bibles, so I forgive him).  Maybe a cute addition to a treat tray for a Christmas variation?

Chocolate book favor in a little girl's hand for the Little Red Riding Hood party.

Just the sweet treat for our Little Red Riding Hood picnic!

Chocolate book favors for a Little Red Riding Hood party in front of a fairy tale book.

What was your favorite fairy tale?  

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OMG! What a cute idea! Love it! Pinning.

I love these!!! And I like the idea of a Bible, too!!

Do you still have the free printable for the wonderful miniature chocolate library books? I'd love to make some up for our hard-working library staff.

Yes!  There's an image in this post that says "Click Here to Print" with the Little Red Riding Hood graphics I made in the background.  Click on that and it'll take you right to the PDF!  Or you can go directly to this URL:

Thank you for sharing this cute idea, and thank you for sharing your free printable! These will be perfect for my daughter to pass out at her Kindergarten Fairy Tale Featival. :) They make me so happy!!

Can you give me some advice on how to adapt this to another book?

You'll need to use some sort of graphics software to make these for other books.  I used photoshop, but there are web-based graphics programs like Picmonkey and Canva.  Once you've made a new image (approximately 4.5cm x 2.5cm), you can put many copies of that image in a google document and print a sheet with a bunch of copies.  

What's the size of the cover of the book? The blue part?

I don't remember exactly how large the blue cover of the book was, sorry!  It's been several years since I made these, and honestly, there's a good chance I didn't even measure the cardstock for the cover, but rather glued it on and cut around it.  If I had the chocolates on hand, I'd figure it out for you.  Sadly, I can't get those chocolates here in the UK (where we moved two years ago).  

Nicole Wills, creator of Tikkido

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