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4 Easy Chocolate Recipes To Make With Children

4 Easy Chocolate Recipes To Make With Children

The school summer holidays are almost here, and what better way to spend some of that time than trying out these easy chocolate recipes that the children can help to make, and to eat!

Chocolate Covered Bananas

Makes: 9

Method:

  1. Chop each banana into 3 bite-size pieces, inserting a wooden craft stick/ice lolly stick into each piece to act as a handle.
  2. Lay them on a parchment lined tray and freeze for a few hours until firm.
  3. Put the chocolate chips into a microwavable bowl and heat in the microwave, for 10 – 20 second at a time. Give the chocolate a stir in between each go.
  4. Have your little helper hold the end of the wooden stick and dip each piece of banana into the melted chocolate (the bowl will be quite hot!)
  5. Pour the sprinkles over the chocolate covered bananas and leave to cool in the fridge or freezer until the chocolate becomes hard, then enjoy!

Chocolate Muffins

Makes: 12 muffins

Method:

  1. While your oven is pre-heating to 170C / gas mark 5, fill a muffin tray with 12 paper cases.
  2. Have your little one add one ingredient at a time to a large mixing bowl, while you stir in each new item. Alternatively; you add while they stir.
  3. Spoon the muffin batter into the 12 paper cases and pop the tray in the oven while your kid helps ‘tidy’ by licking the bowl clean! 🙂
  4. Check the muffins after approximately 15 minutes. They should feel nice and spongy on top. Leave for a few minutes more if they need it.
  5. When you take them out, leave them on the tray in a safe place away from little hands, until completely cooled.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes: 12

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200C (fan ovens to 180 / gas mark 4) and while this gets to temperature, line a couple of baking trays with parchment paper.
  2. Place the butter and all sugars into a mixing bowl, stirring until all combined, then add the egg and vanilla and continue stirring.
  3. Add the salt and flour to the mix and have the kids give it another good stir. If your kids haven’t eaten all of the chocolate chips already, add them to the bowl and mix them into the dough.
  4. Take a small handful of the dough and roll it into a small ball (the dough will flatten and spread so remember to space them out) and place in the oven for approximately 8 minutes.
  5. When you take them out, leave them on the tray in a safe place away from little hands, until completely cooled.

Chocolate Brownies

Makes: 20-24 brownies

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C (fan ovens to 160 / gas mark 4) and while this gets to temperature, line a deep baking tray, approximately 30cm x 20cm wide, with parchment paper.
  2. Break up the chocolate pieces and add it to a microwavable bowl along with the butter and heat until fully melted, stirring every 60 seconds.
  3. Add the eggs and sugar to a separate mixing bowl and beat until pale, then slowly add the melted chocolate whilst stirring.
  4. Finally, add the flour gradually and, when combined, pour the mix into the baking tray and pop in the oven for 35-40 minutes until the top starts to crack.
  5. When you take the tray out, leave it in a safe place away from little hands, until completely cooled, and then cut into squares.

Fancy trying some of these easy chocolate recipes? Check out some baking items to get you started

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Tina Hidderley

Tina Hidderley

Campaign Manager

Having recently moved into a new home, Tina devotes most weekends to scouring salvage events for antique treasures and restoration projects, and spends far too many hours watching DVD boxsets.