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Over the weekend my family finally got one of the Christmas items Darah got for Christmas out of the closet to use (anyone else out there put away some of the holiday gifts and bring them out slowing over the next handful of months?). The girls were SO pumped to get to use their chocolate candy bar molds that come in the Chocolate Bar Maker.
I want to point out that it doesn’t come with any chocolate, which I didn’t realize but which actually makes perfect sense, as food has a shelf life!
The main thing you need to purchase is some type of milk chocolate. We actually had some milk chocolate hearts leftover from our Christmas stockings that we simply melted, and that worked great. I wouldn’t recommend semi-sweet chocolate chips for this, but would instead go with milk chocolate chips.
If you want to make the bars with the fillings, you can get coconut, almonds, caramel, or really whatever you like. We used leftover mini-M&M’s because it’s what we had on hand.
The instructions also offer some ideas for making more involved creations. Our girls were perfectly content just getting to use the molds to fill with chocolate, add a bit of design, freeze (it only takes 10 minutes!) and devour.
This is absolutely PERFECT for a play date, or for an “indoor” day when your kids are bored and want to try something new. Why not try a DIY candy bar? It’s also a really fun and unexpected birthday gift idea (I think it is perfect for the 6-10 year old range).
I thought the chocolate bar kit was cute and offered many different options, while still keeping things as simple as melting and pouring chocolate. I found it on Amazon for under $19, but it’s a little cheaper at Target!