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    Gourmet chocolate bags are sold for as much as $30 per bag, empty and plain! Some of the finest chefs offer chocolate bags as a dessert container or fine chocolate gift.
    Now YOU can put your guests, friends, and co-workers at awe with this simple, yet elegant idea!

    Supplies Needed:

    * Chocolate Chips
    * Glass Bowl
    * Stirring Spoon
    * Rubber Spatula
    * Scissors
    * Tape
    * Coffee been bag (found at the grocery stores when purchasing beans) with plastic (preferred) or wax paper lining
    * Refrigerator or freezer (optional)

    Pour your chocolate chips in the glass Bowl.
    Put the bowl in a microwave and heat for 3 minutes on high, stirring every 20-25 seconds.
    Heat until chocolate chips have completely melted and the
    chocolate is smooth.

    Take the coffee been bag and cut to desired height - about 4" high. The taller the bag, the more difficult it is to make the chocolate bag.

    Once cut, take two pieces of scotch tape and tape the lining to the outside of the coffee bag.
    This will keep the lining from sliding from the weight of the chocolate, and will help keep the bag open a little.

    Next, scoop some chocolate onto the rubber spatula.
    Take the spatula and coat the inside bottom of the bag with chocolate, taking care to fill in the corners as much as possible. Next, coat all four sides of the bag, all the way to the top.
    Again, take care to get chocolate in the corners of the bag. This will help the outside of the bag look smooth (no gaps or bubbles) and will let the bag be leak-proof if you choose to fill it with mousse or ice cream which may melt.

    Once this first coat is applied, you may either let the bag sit at
    room temperature for several minutes until it hardens, or put it in
    the freezer (about 5-10 minutes).

    Once hard, take the chocolate bag and apply another coat of
    chocolate.
    However, this time, put the bag up to a light. The purpose of this is to see if there is any light coming through the chocolate.
    If you can see light coming through the chocolate, that area either has no chocolate ( a hole), or is so thin that it may break once you tear the paper off the chocolate. Wherever you see a light spot, coat with chocolate.
    Also, add a second layer of chocolate to the base of the bag to make it sturdy.
    When done, let it cool again until hard.

    Finally, carefully tear the coffee bag from around the chocolate.
    Viola! A fine, gourmet chocolate bag!

    **If you would like to make the chocolate bag even more impressive, you may melt other varieties of chocolate (white, dark, colored, etc) chips.
    Add a couple tablespoons of melted shortening to the chocolate
    to thin the mixture. Then, drizzle the chocolate lightly over the
    outside of the bag to give it a gourmet drizzle effect.

    Ok now that you all know how to make them I'll be expecting one from each of you *LOL*(can hear the scale scream!)

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    That is so awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I could be the Julia Childs of Thayer ...............................

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    Lori, you already are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks Ellise i was thinking i would eat them all before i gave them away.

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    Nah! You are doing so great on your weight loss program that I doubt you'd jepordise it!! I just think they'd be a neat little treat for the kids, or whomever for Easter, Mother's Day etc...

    I have a friend who's son's name is Thayer!! it was her family name!!

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    I'd love to make these...they're really impressive , but I'm afraid I'd eat them all too!

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