Homemade Chocolate for little hands

Homemade Chocolate for little hands

 

 

My girls love chocolate! Well, all kids love chocolate don’t they? And mums! I love raisins and nuts chocolate from Caldbury but my girls favourite is the milt one. Although I am not one of those mums that is not allowing her kids to eat sweets and chocolate I do make them portions. If the chocolate is bought from a shop then one square after lunch is quite enough. This is how my idea to create our own chocolate at home came up! First I thought that making it in a tray like my mum used to is ok but then my mum recipe contains a lot of butter and sugar so immediately decided I was against it.

I also try to reduce the amount of sugar in everything as much as I can as it’s just not that good. So when I can I replace sugar with honey or agave syrup or even stevia – although I noticed that the little ones don’t like the taste of stevia that much.

I bought the silicon shapes ages ago – to tell you the truth I don’t even remember where from…hm..might be Lidl and most certainly they it was on sale. I must confess I buy a lot of stuff sometimes just because they are on sale. Anyway don’t you think they are cute? The sticks came with the silicon case but I am sure you can also buy them from any supermarket.

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Chocolate on a stick

 

 

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter (try and find the lowest fat content one)

2 cups of unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup of skim milk powder

1 cup of Agave Syrup ( or confectioner sugar)

 

Melt the butter in the microwave or on the hob. Add the cocoa and milk a little bit at the time and mix well. If the composition becomes to hard then add the agave syrup too. Try half of the syrup first. Add the rest of the cocoa and milk and mix well until all very well combined. Β If you didn’t add all the syrup add it now and mix well.

Take the mould tray (if you don’t have hearts you can use anything you might have) and lay the lollipop sticks in each of the moulds. Using a dessert spoon pour the chocolate mixture in the moulds making sure the stick doesn’t sink in.

If you would like add some sprinkles or white chocolate as kids would love it! Mine did for sure.

Stick them in the freezer and take out with 10 minutes before you want to eat.

I like the fact that they are a bit cold so my girls can lick them but taste like chocolate. One little chocolate lolly heart is enough to make them happy!

#Homemade lollipop #chocolate

 

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18 Comments

  1. Michelle at Bod for tea
    July 14, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    These look delicious! And good for you for being so conscious of what your little ones eat – I’m afraid mine are already chocoholics but this recipe is one I’m going to have to try!

    • Otilia
      Author
      July 16, 2014 / 6:23 am

      Looking forward to see how you got on and if they like it x

  2. July 16, 2014 / 8:51 am

    Now that sounds like a fun activity to do over the holidays – and I have some very special moulds coming too – thank you.

  3. It has never occurred to me to make our own chocolate but what a super excellent idea! My boys are chocolate fiends and would love to do this, thank you πŸ™‚ X

    • Otilia
      Author
      July 16, 2014 / 7:28 pm

      Hope you will try it out and let me know if your boys liked it x

  4. July 16, 2014 / 12:18 pm

    Ooh those look so pretty, and I bet they taste yummy too!

    • Otilia
      Author
      July 16, 2014 / 7:30 pm

      oh yes unfortunately…for my behind…

  5. July 16, 2014 / 5:30 pm

    These looks lovely! We always make chocolate for Christmas presents – we bought a mould in Ldl too – really cheap and it’s been used for all kinds of things including ice cubes!

    • Otilia
      Author
      July 16, 2014 / 7:30 pm

      would love to read your recipes Mary πŸ™‚

  6. July 16, 2014 / 7:23 pm

    These look so adorable! They’d make lovely teacher gifts I think.

  7. July 16, 2014 / 8:15 pm

    What an adorable little treat. Amy would love these and I wouldn’t turn them down either πŸ˜‰

    • Otilia
      Author
      July 17, 2014 / 7:24 pm

      Indeed. I am planning to buy some more shapes πŸ™‚

  8. July 19, 2014 / 8:20 pm

    ooooh, they look delicious!

  9. July 20, 2014 / 9:24 pm

    These look lovely! πŸ™‚ Thanks for linking up to the parenting pin it party!

  10. November 12, 2014 / 4:32 pm

    Ooh these are just what I was going to make for #FoodieFriday except with White Chocolate – So much nicer to make your own than shop bought tasteless chocolates on a stick x

  11. November 12, 2014 / 5:14 pm

    Wow, that’s so cool. You really can’t tell from looking that it isn’t simply chocolate, and so nice, especially for the children πŸ™‚

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