A Peek at the Fun: Keeping families having fun at home can be hard…but it doesn’t have to be! For anyone looking to have a family fun day, this is a great one that’s fun for all ages-make your own chocolates at home! Set up your own chocolate making bar with toppings and fillings and let everyone design their own.
We are always looking for ways to connect with our boys but with a wide range of ages (ok-let’s be honest, with teenagers) it can be hard to find things that are fun and that everyone will enjoy!
But this was a good one. If you need a family fun day or something to do on a Saturday night with the kids, why not try to make your own chocolates? When you bust out all of the supplies for this project you’ll have everyone hooked! It’s fun and it’s easy and your whole family is going to enjoy this one.
There’s a place near us that has a chocolate dipping workshop that makes a great date night or fun family activity, but it’s a little pricey and you’re limited on how much you can make. So we thought it would be fun to try this at home and it worked out GREAT!
Want to try it yourself? Here’s what you need to know.
Make Your Own Chocolate Bar:
The biggest thing to know is that you can do this any way you want. Pick the supplies that you think your family will enjoy and make it work for you. But here’s some of what we did.
Chocolate Dipping Supplies: (some affiliate links below)
First, you need some chocolate to melt for dipping. Here are the three main types, although you could get colored too.
Then you might want some large items to dip in the chocolate. Here are some ideas:
- Nutter Butters
- Pretzel Rods
- Doughnut Holes
We also had some toppings to sprinkle on these things. You could get any type of candy and crush it up, but here are some ideas:
- Health Bar
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- Mini M&Ms
- Crushed Nuts
And you could try some fillings:
- Peanut Butter
Other important chocolate making supplies:
- To make the small chocolates, we used some of these mini baking cups. They were perfect!
- Fork and spoon
- Silpat mat or other non-stick surface
Once you’ve got all of your supplies gathered, melt your chocolate. We just put ours in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, then stirred and heated again till melted.
Then start dipping away! We dipped things like Oreos by placing them fully in the chocolate and raising them up with a fork and shaking gently until the excess chocolate came off. You can also gently swipe the bottom of it across the top of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. If you want to add toppings (and you do!), make sure to do it while the chocolate is still soft. You can also drizzle another color of chocolate on it.
To make chocolates, grab one of your little baking cups and put some melting chocolate in the bottom. Then add a filling like peanut butter or coconut. Pour some more chocolate on top and let it set up.
You can really go crazy mixing and matching toppings and fillings!
You can make whatever chocolates you want, but here are a few ideas:
- Chocolate with peanut butter filling
- Chocolate with coconut and sliced almonds
- Chocolate and peanuts
- Chocolate and Nutella
- Chocolate filled with caramel and topped with sea salt
- Chocolate and toffee mixed
- Chocolate dipped Oreo topped with crushed candy
- White chocolate then milk chocolate dipped marshmallow with sprinkles
You get the idea! Just mix and match and go crazy and let your kids design whatever they want! It’s really fun (and yummy!)
Have FUN trying to make your own chocolates!
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