Thursday, May 7, 2015

10 STEPS TO MAKING CHOCOLATE

10 STEPS TO MAKING CHOCOLATE 

Prep:

1.  Send out notice to parents for ingredients. I like to use www.signupgenius.com.  I will add a list of ingredients!
2.  The morning of making the chocolate, bring a crockpot, spatula, wooden spoon, and serving spoon.  
3.  Melt the chocolate chips on low.  Stir occasionally.  We were drooling from the smell of melted chocolate!!
4.  Set up the other ingredients in bowls around a table with a spoon for serving.
5.  Cut paper approximately 2 inches by 4 inches for labels.
6.  Prepare the foil.  Tear approximately 2 ft per student and fold it over once.  
7.  Tear out another piece of foil approximately 4 inches.
8.  Write each students' name on a quart sized baggie.

Making Bars:

1.  Create and color a unique label for your candy bar.  Set aside.  


2.  Students need to use the foil to create a shape of their choice leaving a hole to pour ingredients.


3. An adult will put your foil on a paper plate and place a scoop of creamy chocolate in the foil.  


4.  Next, fill your foil with your choice of ingredients!
     RICE KRISPIES, M&M'S, MARSHMALLOWS, GUMMY BEARS, OREO PIECES, 
     TOFFEE  PIECES, SPRINKLES, CARMEL PIECES, ANY OTHER CANDIES!  
     (I TRY TO AVOID NUTS AND PEANUT BUTTER.)



5.  Then, stir ingredients together with a plastic spoon.  


6.  Take the smaller piece of foil and seal the opening.  



7.  Using thick clear packaging tape, tape the label on top.  

8.  Place foil in plastic bag.

9.  Last, place bag in refrigerator or cooler with ice to harden!

10.  When ready, guess what?  It is time for a taste!!!!!!

I promise your students will talk about it for years! Whenever I get a visit from a past student, they always mention our chocolate unit and I am known throughout the school as the teacher who makes chocolate!  In case you are wondering if I make one for myself, we'll hello?  Every year I make one for myself and I have my students who finish first make them for our principals!  Any kind of brown (chocolate) nosing works!

How do I keep children from tasting?  I let them taste!  I usually have so many ingredients.  I tell them ahead of time to keep their plates and spoons so I can give them some warm chocolate with ingredients left over to taste!  Happy chocolate makers!!!!!

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