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If you have access to a 3D printer, making custom chocolate molds from silicone is surprisingly easy. Basically, all you need to do is

  1. design and print the piece of chocolate you want (positive model)
  2. fill it with silicone (negative mold)
  3. fill the silicone mold with chocolate

3D-printed chocolate bar and silicone mold chocolate cookies with custom logos Chocolate bar with custom logo

Here's some notes as well as links to the molds I've used in the past years. All were printed on either Makerbot Replicator 2 or Orcabot 042 at Chaosdorf. See Chaosdorf Wiki for details in German.

3D-printed chocolate bar (positive model)

The design must contain a border for the liquid silicone. Liquid chocolate isn't very viscous – expect air bubbles, especially in fine logo contours. Individual print layers will be visible both in the silicone mold and the resulting chocolate piece, so I recommend using 0.1mm or even lower layer sizes. You don't need significant infill.

Silicone (negative mold)

Any food-grade two-component silicone will do. Vacuum is not required for this application.

Actual chocolate bar (edible)

Heat the chocolate to around 40°c (or whatever works best for the chocolate you have) and pour it into the mold. Afterwards, I tap the mold (with the molten chocolate) on the table a few times to help air bubbles escape. Cool at room temperature.


Triforce Chocolate Bar

3D-printed chocolate bar silicone mold for chocolate bars Chocolate bar with custom logo

Suitable for about 60g of chocolate. Download: OpenSCAD / STL.

Chaosknoten Chocolate Cookies

3D-printed chocolate bar and silicone mold chocolate cookies with Chaosknoten logo

Combining the Chaos Computer Club's “Chaosknoten” logo with Leibniz Cookies. Might need minor adjustments for different cookie brands. Download: OpenSCAD with customizable Logo / STL.

Tetris Pieces

Printing a tetris mold Tetris mold Tetris pieces

Better suited for gummy bear-like substances, but still fun. OpenSCAD.