“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” – Linda Grayson
When I have my two youngest children after school, they try various activities around the city. We recently checked out the Chocolate Works location in our neighborhood for their Make Your Dream Candy Bar workshop.
As you can imagine, my six year old and ten year old were excited to visit the neighborhood candy bar slash candy factory to make their own personal chocolate bar.
Allowing them to participate in a creative, hands on activity is a weekly goal for me. I had no idea the chocolate making process was relatively simple. They started by filling a small cup with candy from the candy wall. The only candy that was discouraged was rock candy. Otherwise, even wrapped candy could be used!
The candy was unwrapped and sorted in their gold chocolate bar mold. Not only was it fun to watch them choose the types of candy they wanted included. But it was interesting seeing how they placed them. A lot of thinking went into placement!
Once they were done deciding how their candy would be placed, they went over to the machine which filled their candy bar mold with milk chocolate. Helping to pour the chocolate was another highlight for my sons.
An added bonus to making their own candy bar at Chocolate Works was once the chocolate bar was put in the deep freeze, my sons were able to dip marshmallows in the chocolate fountain!
We have a chocolate fondue machine in our home but nothing beats a giant chocolate fountain that requires a step stool so you can reach the top!
And about ten minutes later, their candy bar was ready!