Gift Guide Age Recommendation: 8+
I love dark chocolate. Before this kit, I only had a vague idea how it was made. Turns out, it is a lot of fun to make chocolate! This is not the sort of project that an eight year old child needs to be doing by themselves. But, with adult supervision, this is a fantastic project for kids! This project allows kids to learn about the history of chocolate and experience the science behind this delicious treat.
Each kit comes with organic cocoa butter, organic cocoa powder, confectioner’s sugar, starter crystals, a temperature indicator, paper candy liners, instructions and the story of chocolate.
The process couldn’t be much simpler. You can either use a double boiler or your microwave. I tested this product while my son was sleeping, so I chose to use my microwave (clanging around in my pots and pans would have ended his nap very quickly!). Melt the cocoa butter. Add the cocoa powder & sugar. Stir for a good bit. Let the mix cool to the right temperature (it took almost 25 minutes for mine to cool enough) and add the starter crystals. Voila! You’ve made chocolate! Spoon it into the wrappers and refrigerate it for 15 minutes to set. Then, enjoy! I know I did!
Here is a picture of my finished product (I filled 10 wrappers… not all of them lasted long enough to get photographed…):
And, the chocolate is delicious! You can add vanilla, marshmallows, graham cracker crumbles, coconut or any other ingredient that pairs well with dark chocolate. I chose to keep them plain so I would know how it tasted. I’m thinking next time I will make half with graham cracker crumbles and half with shredded coconut. Mmmm…
This will make a fantastic gift for any kid over the age of 8. The younger the kid, the more adult supervision needed. But, even the adults will enjoy this kit!
Where to Buy
The Make Your Own Chocolate Kit (as well as their Make Your Own Chewing Gum and Make Your Own Gummies kits) is available at your local Cost Plus World Market and Whole Foods Markets.
Priced at $13.95, you can purchase the Make Your Own Chocolate Kit (It’s listed under DIY Candy Kit – Chocolate) directly from the Gleegum Website or find a local retail store by using their Store Locator
For my fellow Amazon shoppers, you can purchase a Make Your Own Chocolate Kit HERE!
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Reviewed by: Nicole
Note: Glee Gum supplied me with one Make Your Own Chocolate Kit for review. No other compensation was received. The review in this post is honest and my own.