Monday, 21 April 2014

Kids In the Kitchen - Chocolate Bark

Welcome to this weeks Kids in the Kitchen. I hope you've all had a lovely Easter, we have another week off school, yay!
I'm cheating a little this week, because even though the kids have been helping me cook loads, I haven't actually prepared a complete post. So I'm going to tell you how to make easy peasy Chocolate Bark with the Little Man. One of the big favourites in this house at the moment is home made sausage rolls after being inspired by the Brilliant Chef. The kids love rolling out the ready made puff pastry and filling it with sausage meat. They think they taste much better than the ones you can buy in the supermarket, and even better than Greggs. They work out cheaper too, so if your kids love sausage rolls, give it a try. All this chocolate and fat is not really good on a regular basis, so I'm going to find something more healthier for them to cook or make in the kitchen this week.

Before I carry on with our recipe I like to thank those that joined in last weeks linky. Remember, it's really easy to join in, just link up a post of something you and your kids have been doing in the kitchen. The posts can be old or new.
Last week we had Easter Nest Cake Pops from Let Kids be Kids. I'm so jealous because my cake pops have never worked out, but I think I may have been a little impatient. Karen and her little ones make it look like childsplay, literally!
The Beesley Family have been busy working on their Necter Savvy Blog and would love you to take a look at what they have been up to, and get some tips. They still managed enough time to link up with Kids in the Kitchen with their lovely decorated Easter Eggs, now why have I never thought of that?
Next up we have some real cute Easter Bunny cakes from new blogger MancFamilyRobinson. Do go and give them some new blogger love.
Last but not least is Anna and her boys from In The Playroom and totally delicious looking Apple Biscuits. These we really have to try!

Thank you everyone for joining in x

Chocolate Bark.


Making chocolate bark is easy and fun and the kids just love making their own chocolate flavours.
You can put anything at all in the chocolate, I've heard that chillies are good, but not for me!

In our chocolate bark we used;
200g chocolate, we chose milk, but you can use any chocolate.
two handfuls of mini candy coated chocolate beans
two handfuls of mini marshmallows.

Method:

The Little Man broke up the chocolate into chunks without eating any. Oh the restraint, I can't do that!
Then I put the bowl on top of a saucpan of hot water and stirred until the chocolate had melted. You can melt chocolate in the microwave but I have burnt chocolate this way and burnt chocolate makes me want to cry.


I put the melted chocolate into a large plastic bowl and let the Little Man add his ingredients a handful at a time and give it all a big stir.
We put the chocolate on a baking tray covered with greaseproof paper and put it in the fridge until it had set hard, (about 1 hour)
Then we took it out and left it for 5 mintues before using a pastry cutter to cut out shapes in the chocolate.
The adults get to eat the scraps!




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2 comments:

  1. I love the idea of chocolate bark. I couldn't imagine being able to use cookie cutters on it - but it looks like it has worked really well for you! I've also burnt chocolate in the microwave and i rarely use the microwave now for chocolate. Thank you so much for the lovely mention too. x

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    1. you have to let the bark warm up a little before you can cut it, the kids just love using cookie cutters at every opportunity. Thanks for joining in again, despite you being so busy. I'm loving your Nectar Blog!

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