Belgian Chocolate-Making Workshop in Brussels

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35 EUR

Learn how to make delectable Belgian chocolates from scratch in a fun 2.5-hour workshop! You’ll craft at least 30 chocolates yourself, including pralines and mendiants (chocolate discs studded with dried fruits), which you can either take home or eat on the spot with an amazing hot chocolate.

Duration: 2.5 hours
    Available in
  • English

Highlights

  • Learn how to make both pralines and mendiant chocolates
  • Craft 30+ Belgian chocolates from scratch
  • Get useful tips and tricks for making chocolates at home
  • Enjoy an amazing hot chocolate at the end!
  • Get a nice box to take your home made chocolates to friends & family!

Description

During this 2.5-hour workshop you’ll learn how to temper chocolate and, from it, craft 2 types of Belgian chocolates:

Pralines: The most famous Belgian chocolate, consisting of a delicate chocolate shell with a creamy filing. You’ll learn how to make both the shell and the filling from scratch!

Mendiants: Chocolate discs studded with dried fruits. Crispy and delicious!

You’ll make at least 30 chocolates, which you can either eat on the spot or take home to family and friends.

With our easy technique and chocolate theory, you’ll be able to make your own chocolates once you return home!

Please note that we currently only offer dark chocolate workshops.

Suitable for vegetarians. Vegan workshops are available upon request.

All workshops are in English.

Important: All participants must be at least 12 years old. We don't allow spectators as it creates an awkward vibe among participants, nor kids as this workshop is long and technical. For families, we recommend you check out our Waffle making workshop that is suitable for younger children: https://www.likealocalguide.com/brussels/tours/brussels-waffle-workshop

What’s included & not included

  • All ingredients and equipment
  • Assistance for the duration of the workshop
  • 30+ chocolates per person
  • Hot chocolate
  • Box for taking your chocolates home

Check availability of the tour:

Meeting point

Brussels Grand Place, in front of the tourism info center located on the square itself. That's on the right side of the tallest white tower of the square when you look at the tower. The Chef will be wearing a black cooking outfit for easy identification

Reviews from travellers (36)

4.7/5

Hands-on Chocoholic Morning supreme!!!!
Definitely book this super fun chocolate making workshop!!! In small groups YOU make your own box of ganache filled chocolates and dried fruit/nut discs AND drink the best got chocolate ever!! Fun for one or more!! Our chocolate expert was super ‘ sweet’ and enthusiastic!!! Highly recommend !!!
Great fun!
Such a great activity!

My partner and I were split into separate groups due to numbers, but we were still able to interact and experience the chocolate making together.

Overall, this was a lot of fun and the chocolates tasted amazing!
Terrific host ...
Session met expectations. Our host was very accommodating and very helpful.

This was defiantly a highlight of our short time in Brussel.

Recommend for anyone looking for a fun couple of hours ...
Great and fun workshop!
I booked this workshop impulsively the night before because I was looking for something fun to do and I took the jump based on the reviews. I can tell you it's definitely worth it! From the beginning until the end the hosts are really fun, light and engaging, and at the end you are left with some home made chocolates that you can be proud of and share! I can really recommend this experience to anyone!
Yummy chocolate fun!
It was a great way to experience Belgian chocolate, the class was easy to understand and left feeling capable of trying chocolate making at home. Highly recommend for chocolate lover :)
Awesome
The guide was really funny, patient and helpful. He took his time to make sure that everyone could follow. The workshop itself is pretty simple and tasty. I really recommend doing this workshop.
excellent experience
Even though I and my wife were in a fairly large group, the chocolatier(esse) was handling it perfectly so that we all could follow the procedure well and at an appropriate speed. The results were brilliant. Having said that, I would have liked to learn how to make truffles too, but that would be a longer workshop, I guess.
Awesome experience!
Fantastic couple of hours
A great experience and I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for something to do when in Brussels. Great fun and the chocolate was delish!
Enjoyable Workshop!
We had a really great time making chocolate pralines and our guide was really friendly and knowledgeable. We learned how to make mendiants and hot chocolate as well and it was a fun morning. She also told us other tips to travel and eat around Brussels. Highly recommended for a fun family activity.
Excellent
Booked this Belgian Chocolate-Making Workshop as a birthday present for my wife, we both had an amazing time making chocolates and learning about how gnash was invented, Tich our tutor was very informative and made the whole experience great fun, A big thumbs up and thank you to Tich
Its Fun while making chocolate
It was an Amazing experience provided to us . Effie our chef for the day explained the whole chocolate making process finely , and helped us make some wonderful belgian chocolates . But definitely this is a must do thing when in Bruxelles!!
Must Do!!
The workshop was really great. The instructor (elana) was so knowledgable and fun to learn from. It was one of my best experiences in Brussels and now I can't wait to go back home and try it myself!!
Don't miss this oppertunity
Well worth doing! The teachers are enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. Not only do you really learn how to make chocolate but you have so much fun in the process. I highly recommend doing thus whilst in Belgium it was something I deffinatly won't forget!
Even more fun than expected!
Our trip to Brussels was a last minute decision, and we were literally booking lodgings and checking out events on our way there. The idea of making our own chocolates sounded like a cute thing to do, and we ended up having a REALLY good time. The product that you produce and get to bring home is excellent quality, and it's a really neat experience to be part of a group, all creating something that you've never done before! We had a great luck getting to spend the afternoon with Titch.
Must do event!
Thoughly enjoyed the chocolate making w/shop although you could do with clearer signposting and stating the name of the service provider!

Elena was a fantastic hostess for such a large group of people which was a lively and lovely bunch. Had an awesome time!

She was attentive, funny and explained the steps clearly.

Highly recommended 👌
Great workshop, recommended
The chocolate-making workshop was absolutely fun.

It lasted about 2 hours. I had a great time, learnt about how to make some chocolates, and had tasty chocolates to take back home, and nice hot chocolate during the workshop.

The instructor was very nice, jubilant, and informative. The workshop was definitely worth the money and I recommend it to anyone visiting Brussels.
Sweet sweet love
The workshop was awesome. Clear instructions, helpful teacher, and very tasty chocolates. A must do for Brussels!
Great Chocolate
Having the opportunity to make chocolate in Belgium was so great - it’s definitely an experience! The chocolate was delicious, and the chocolates we made turned out well, due to our instructors careful watch. We did feel, however, like our instructor was a little too strict. She would call people out in front of the class if they weren’t doing something right, and was a little harsh. The fear of being reprimanded, though, did put enough pressure on us so that we were extra careful to be doing everything in the correct manor and likely helped to ensure that our chocolates turned out well. We were able to share them with our friends later and everyone was impressed- definitely a memorable experience to tell friends and family about.
A lot of fun!
Fantastic morning making chocolate!
Booking process was very easy - I was able to get three spots despite booking less than 12 hours before the workshop. We were met on time and the location for the workshop, which was clean and bright, was very close to the meeting place. Our facilitator Effi was fantastic! Knowledgeable, personable and she managed our group of around 20 people extremely well, all the while doing so in English. My two children (aged 11 and 9) and I had a great time making chocolate and ended up with a box of around 30 pieces each to bring home. We also got to drink a freshly made hot chocolate during the session. I did not feel rushed at any point, rather, that Effi made an effort to include everyone and make sure we all understood what to do. It was a very memorable experience for us and we are really glad we were able to participate!
Great workshop. Loads of fun
Loved the workshop & the ladies running the workshop where fabulous! We left with boxes FULL of beautiful home made chocolates!! Loved it!
A Really Fun Morning!!
My friend and I booked this workshop really last minute. On the first day we arrived in Brussels for our 3 day stay, to be exact. And although we initially wanted it for a different day, all places were booked up. Titch got back to us within 15 minutes though, to offer an alternative, which ended up working perfectly for us. The workshop is really fun and informative, and Titch was a really great leader. We enjoyed his sense of humour and absolutely LOVED the chocolates we made! As well as the hot chocolate! Thank you so much for everything, we had a great time!!
Fabulous experience and great rapport
From the moment we all met up, our guide built an effective atmosphere of calm but fun participation. She explained everything with clarity and humour, so that we all knew what to do, and only intervened if we needed help. The environment was well-managed and kept clean and safe at all times, with great rapport between the guide, clearly a professional chef, and the participants. The product was very satisfying: shiny pralines and delightful mendiant chocolates, in a gold box with our sticker. A really rewarding and fabulous experience. But do be prepared, you have to work to achieve results!
Good visit and good time for chocolate lovers
Excellent!
Great experience, we would definitely recommend it.
A must do
We had an absolute blast, and the chocolates were great! Worth the trip in from Paris!!
Awesome workshop
Had a great instructor Elena who helped me alot and made it fun and enjoyable. Nice atmosphere and great little workshop. The chocolate tasted great. Overall great fun and worth the money.
Fun workshop
Took home lots of yummy chocolate!
Chocolate workshop
We had so much fun! Titch was a fantastic instructor who was very knowledgable, and our chocolates turned out amazing.. two thumbs up from Canada! 👍🏻
It was interesting, pleasant and we had great time, plus our chocolates were delicious! The teachers were fantastik!
Great time
We had a great time learning to make chocolates and meeting other touris. We made so many chocolates that it took us days to eat!
Mixed
The workshop was great. It was too expensive, though, and both the workshop folks and LikeALocalGuide were unwilling to bend on a very unreasonable refund policy. We won't be booking through them again.
The chocolate is really delicious.
Great workshop
Great, relaxed atmosphere, complimentary beer, lots of info about chocolate and its history. Assistance at every step while making pralines. Highly recommended :)
Fun, in depth, diverse, great value!
The instructor was really knowledgeable, the class diverse (covering bon bons, fruit design chocolate and hot chocolate)-- all in all a great day out and good value for money
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