Our Pre-Prep children had an exciting visit from ‘Le Salon du Chocolat’ for a chocolate workshop.
Follow the steps below to make your very own chocolate creations!
You will need:
450g milk chocolate
50g white chocolate (optional)
Small, food-safe paintbrush (optional)
Plastic candy mould
Decorations (e.g. sprinkles, mini marshmallows, smarties, small chunks of fudge)
1. Firstly, melt your chocolate!
You can use your favourite confectionary bars or even chocolate chips!
Break your chocolate into evenly sized chunks and place in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir the chocolate every minute until it has all melted. Make sure to melt the milk and white chocolate separately!
2. If you would like a contrasting flavour for the base of the chocolate, paint the surface of the mould with the white chocolate and leave to dry.
3. Next, pour the milk chocolate into the mould.
4. Gently tap the mould tray on a work surface to ensure the chocolate is evenly spread and that there are no air bubbles. Then, scrape any excess chocolate from the top of the tray using a blunt knife or spatula.
5. Now it’s time to add some decorations! Some ideas may be sprinkles, mini marshmallows, smarties or small chunks of fudge... but you can add anything you like!
6. Place your mould in the freezer for 5-10 minutes or the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes, until the chocolate has set. The time needed will depend on the size of the mould.
7. Remove the moulded chocolate from the tray by gently tapping it against a clean towel laid across a flat surface. If the chocolate is properly cooled, it should fall out easily.
8. Finally, store your chocolate in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place – only if you can resist eating it all at once!
For even more chocolate fun, the story 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl is full of adventure to broaden your child's imagination!