Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Kids in the Kitchen - Chocolate

Welcome to this week's (a little late) Kids in the Kitchen. We are late because we had a bit of a disaster with this weeks recipe. Star wanted to make some more marshmallows and being as it's nearly Easter we decided to make chocolate ones...but they didn't set properly. They were ok when they came out of the fridge for a little while, but soon became a gooey sticky mess. Never mind, we made up for it with lots of chocolate.

failed marshmallows


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Chocolate

After our marshmallow disaster we decided to have some fun with chocolate. We made some mini eggs and chocolate bark. The ingredients are simple...chocolate and mini marshmallows.
We actually used Candy Melts because they come in lots of different colours and set quickly. Real chocolate does taste nicer though.
You can melt your chocolate in the microwave, but be careful, burnt chocolate is really not nice. I prefer to do it in a bowl over simmering water. 

We used a mould for the mini eggs but the bark is really easy, you just pour the melted chocolate onto a baking tray and then add the marshmallows and mix it up. Try not to add the marshmallows when it's too hot though or they will melt. 

 The Little Man had fun adding the chocolate to the bark and swirling it around.

The mini eggs in the mould, we decided to do all three colours



When the chocolate had set we removed the eggs from the mould and broke up the bark into pieces. Previously we'd been able to cut the chocolate with cookie cutters but the candy melt was too hard so we just broke it up.
































The chocolate bark and eggs looked pretty when put in little gift bags tied with ribbon.





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3 comments:

  1. That really does look pretty for easter. So important to mention the baking fails too I think because cooking is like that - sometimes things work out and sometimes they don't and thats how the kids (and me!) learn from it. We had a baking fail and a baking success this week so will try to link up soon. X

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  2. That really does look pretty for easter. So important to mention the baking fails too I think because cooking is like that - sometimes things work out and sometimes they don't and thats how the kids (and me!) learn from it. We had a baking fail and a baking success this week so will try to link up soon. X

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  3. Totally agree - it's great to hear about fails as well as successes. Those Easter bags look great. We did some chocolate mould bunnies and eggs, but used normal chocolate - colourful candy melts would have been much better. Next time! Thanks for hosting another #KidsintheKitchen

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It is so nice of you to stop by my blog, I would love for you to leave a comment too. I will reply to as many as I can and if you are a blogger you can expect a return visit from me. Many thanks, Anne xx

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