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How to Make Edible Cupcake Wrappers out of Chocolate –

We are about to embark on a journey to a magical place where you can have your cake and eat the container too. These edible chocolate cupcake wrappers are the first step toward the Ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Cupcakes. The wrappers look like the outside of peanut butter cups and they taste just as good. How fun is that!?

Of course you don’t have to reserve them just for peanut butter cupcakes. You can pop just about any cupcake flavor you can imagine into these liners.

Melting Candy For Edible Cupcake Wrappers

Wilton Candy Melts work perfectly for this project. You can get them in light cocoa, dark cocoa, white, and many other colors. One 12 ounce bag makes about 14 to 16 wrappers. It depends on how thick you spread the coating.

You can melt your chocolate on the stove top or in the microwave. I microwave mine on half power for thirty seconds at a time. Stir it after each thirty second interval. To avoid burning, don’t melt it completely in the microwave. Let the last solid bits dissolve while you stir.

Spooning Chocolate Into A Foil Cupcake Wrapper

Use foil cupcake liners as a mold for your edible cupcake liners. Foil holds its shape much better than paper wrappers.

Just scoop a spoonful of chocolate into each liner. Then drag the candy up the sides of the wrapper. Press it into all the nooks and crannies right up to the top border. You want to cover the entire inner surface so you don’t see any silver peaking through.

A Chocolate Lined Foil Cupcake Wrapper

If you see any thin or bare spots, spread some chocolate from the bottom of the cup back toward the top to cover them.

How to make edible cupcake liners out of chocolate

If you find the wrappers too flimsy to work with, you can put them in muffin tins for more stability. This will really help you press the chocolate into the side. Once they are all coated, let them set until solid. You can place them in the fridge to speed up the process.

Removing Foil From Edible Cupcake Wrappers

I wish I had more hands to photograph this part for you. To peel an edible wrapper from the mold, hold it firmly from the base with your thumb on the outside and index finger inside. Try not to press the sides because too much pressure will shatter them.

Gently poke a knife into the bottom foil and slide in a circular motion to start peeling.

Chocolate cupcake wrapper in foil

Carefully peel upward to reveal your creation.

An edible chocolate cupcake wrapper.

And there’s your masterpiece, an edible candy cupcake liner. 

Cupcake Wrappers Made out of Chocolate

Just remove cupcakes from the paper wrappers you baked them in and pop the finished cakes into these. 

A set of candy cupcake wrappers looks adorable on a dessert buffet.

Edible Cupcake Liners Made Out of Chocolate

They’re not just for cupcakes. You can fill your chocolate bowls with candy, pudding, fruit, ice cream sundaes, and more! Let your imagination run wild.

A cupcake with an edible chocolate cupcake wrapper.

Here’s how they look holding The Ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Cupcake

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I’d love to hear what you put in your edible cupcake wrappers. Let me know in the comment section at the bottom of this page!

14 comments on Edible Chocolate Cupcake Wrappers

  1. cheyholzworth
    May 12, 2015 at 3:45 pm (7 years ago)

    Oh, I love this idea! Why use a paper wrapper when you can have an edible chocolate one?!? So clever♡ Thank you for sharing!!

  2. Alex
    May 27, 2015 at 3:06 pm (7 years ago)

    Wouldn’t it be easier to pour the candy melt over the outside of an upside down wrapper?

    • Laurie @ FrostingAndASmile
      May 27, 2015 at 3:09 pm (7 years ago)

      Hi Alex,
      That sounds interesting. However, I would be concerned about it making a big mess. If you try it that way, please let me know how it works out!

  3. amanda
    June 1, 2015 at 4:04 pm (7 years ago)

    how would you put cupcakes in these? just make the cupcakes seperately, and then put them in the chocolate wrapper after baking? do they fit?

    • Laurie @ FrostingAndASmile
      June 1, 2015 at 4:32 pm (7 years ago)

      Hello Amanda,
      You got it, exactly! Bake the cupcakes in normal wrappers, take them out, then pop them in these. They fit nicely.

  4. kristina whittaker
    June 9, 2015 at 10:03 pm (7 years ago)

    I have made these using silicone cupcake molds…they peel right off….much easier than paper if you have them!

  5. Cupcake Wrappers
    July 6, 2015 at 5:46 am (7 years ago)

    Wow, such elegant chocolate cupcake wrappers. I love this delightful cupcake.

  6. Vicki
    August 23, 2015 at 2:19 pm (7 years ago)

    Love this design! There is a much easier way to make the chocolate liners!!

  7. Anna
    August 27, 2015 at 5:09 pm (7 years ago)

    Excellent idea. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  8. Kara
    December 25, 2015 at 8:25 pm (7 years ago)

    Won’t the chocolate just melt when you stick it in the oven?

    • Laurie @ FrostingAndASmile
      December 25, 2015 at 8:31 pm (7 years ago)

      Hello Kara,
      It won’t melt. You place the cupcakes in these chocolate wrappers after you bake them in regular paper wrappers.