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Chocolate Christmas Trees

Category: parenting

Duration: medium

Age: child

Keywords: parenting, baking with kids

summary:

Easy to make, relatively cheap and makes a great present to your older kids teachers or our neighbours! Get the kids involved for a fun festive activity.

Mixing rice bubbles

Ingredients

  • About 300g milk chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups rice bubbles
    (The cheap ones work just as well, you can use coco pops although it might be just a little too much chocolate)
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate and add rice bubbles and coconut and mix together.
  2. Spoon the mixture onto a tray (I line the tray with alfoil although baking paper is just as good) into a cross shape.
  3. Make 6 of these crosses, each one a little bigger than the last.
  4. Save some chocolate mix for joining them together.
  5. Chill in fridge for about half hour, or until they are set.
  6. Place the biggest cross on the melamine plate, put a little of the extra chocolate on the bottom of the next biggest and place on top (have the cross parts going in different directions, ie a “x” and a “t” so it looks like the branches of a christmas tree)
  7. Do this with the rest of the crosses.
  8. Put back in the fridge for another half hour or until set.
  9. If you are giving as a gift dust with icing sugar and top with a star or angel shaped biscuit as a tree topper and then wrap in cellophane.

More photos

Rice bubbles
Eating choc
Chocolate block
Choc rice bubbles
Mixing rice bubbles

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