Recycle chocolate in your fridge for a fun chocolate-designing activity

What comes to your mind when I say “Chocolate”? Sugar, sweetness, sweet tooth? Most kids love it, but would they still if it was flavoured with chili peppers. Gave you a pause, didn’t it? According to History Channel, “in the earlier days people fermented, roasted and ground the cacao beans into a paste that they mixed with water, vanilla, honey, chili peppers and other spices to brew a frothy chocolate drink”? Today, of course, we have an overwhelming range of flavours: butterscotch, mint, nuts, raspberry, strawberry, orange, fudge and even Indian sweets like Kaju burfi.

So what’s stopping us from making a chocolate flavoured only by the imagination of our taste buds? As part of our fun summer series of activities, we are going to make easy flavoured chocolates. It’s an easy one that your older kids can make on their own or your little ones can help – definitely in the eating.

To complement the season I have chosen the orange flavour. You can take your pick.

Age Group – 7+ for the cooking, all ages for the eating

Ingredients:
Chocolate bars – milk / white / dark
Chocolate flavours – orange
Chocolate making moulds – any shapes
Chocolate wrapping paper
Packing boxes/ bags

Flavoured chocolates:
Heat the chocolate bar in the microwave for a minute. Check and put it in the microwave again for a few more seconds till the bar melts.
Add orange flavor (few drops per bar) and mix it well. Pour it in the moulds and place it in the freezer.
Remove from the moulds and wrap them in foil with pretty wrapping paper.

Milk and White Combo chocolates:
Heat the white chocolate bar in the microwave for a minute. Check and put it in the microwave again for few seconds till the bar melts.
Pour it in the mould till it covers about half of it and freeze it.
Heat the dark chocolate bar in the microwave for a minute. Check and put it in the microwave again for few seconds till the bar melts.
Fill the remaining half of the mould and freeze it.
Remove from the moulds and pack them with wrappers

Benefits: Fosters independence in the older kids as well as encouraging them to think outside the box. If I like strawberry flavoured chocolate but I have only plain, I can make my own! It pushes creativity to another level.

Check back with KetchupMoms every day, we have many more interesting ideas coming up.


The author, Jayanti Ramnath is the founder of Chocolatious that offers a range of fresh, finely handcrafted delicious chocolates which come in lovely shapes and types and mouth watering flavors. She specialises in conducting chocolate workshop for kids. An avid blogger, she is also a proud Tetra Pak Safe Food Ambassador.


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Jayanti Ramnath

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