Make and Take: Chocolate Making :)

 

chocolate.jpgOnce a month we do a special event for school age through adult.  It is for an hour and we make something that they get to take home.  This month we made chocolate all together.  It was fairly simple and the most difficult thing was that it needed a lot of time to set so they came back the next day to pick up their goodies.  This is how I ran this program and it worked out great.

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First I made a batch earlier in the day so that after the group made their batch and it needed to set they would b e able to taste the chocolate right away. I had everyone do different jobs and followed this recipe…

Dark Chocolate Recipe

Ingredients

  • ½ C Cocoa Butter
  • ½ C Virgin Coconut Oil
  • ½ C raw organic cocoa powder
  • ½ C Agave Sugar

Step One: Grate ½ C of cocoa butter and measure out ½ C of coconut oil

Step Two: Place cocoa butter and coconut oil in a small heat safe cup or bowl.  Then place the cup or bowl in a shallow pan containing a small amount of warm, not boiling, but nearly, water.  Stir the oil and butter occasionally until it’s smooth.

Step Three: Measure ½ C of cocoa powder.  If you’d like to add any other dry ingredients, measure them out now and stir them together with the cocoa powder.  

Step Four: Pour the dry ingredients in the bowl with melted oil and butter.  Stir continuously until smooth.  

Step Five: If you want to sweeten your chocolate, pour 4-6 T. agave nectar into the mix and stir.  
Step Six: Pour chocolate on a pan/plate/ice cube tray.  Place the chocolate in the freezer for 30 minutes or into the fridge for 60 minutes.  

It was a great success, as you can see the kids were super happy and excited, but there are some things I would do differently.  The main thing is that some didn’t like the dark chocolate so next time I would have different stations for different chocolates that we could make.  I would also have different varieties of additions they could add into their chocolate.  I think I would also have individual containers for each person when the mixing is over that way they can personalize their chocolate any way they want.

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