Easy Chocolate Kids Recipes
For a day choc-full of fun, grab your favourite chocolate and transform it into something yummy for World Chocolate Day. Stuck for ideas? Read on…
What is World Chocolate Day?
Like its name suggests, World Chocolate Day is a day dedicated to chocolate! This sweet day was first celebrated back in 2009. So, today is the perfect excuse to scoff your favourite chocolate bars and bake some delicious chocolatey treats.
When is World Chocolate Day?
World Chocolate Day is celebrated on 7th July every year.
Easy Chocolate Recipes for Kids
Chocolate Cornflake Cakes
100g of milk or dark chocolate (broken into chunky pieces)
3 tbsp golden syrup
Weigh out the ingredients and put 50g butter, 100g chocolate (milk or dark) broken into chunks and 3 tbsp golden syrup into a saucepan or microwavable bowl. Place 100g of corn flakes into another large bowl.
Melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup in a saucepan over a low heat (or for a few seconds in the microwave). Let it cool down before pouring it over the cornflakes.
Stir the ingredients together using a wooden spoon and then spoon the mixture into 12 cupcake cases on a tray. Place in the fridge to set before eating - yummy!
Chocolate Marble Cake
225g butter (softened)
225g caster sugar
225g self-raising flour
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp cocoa powder
Heat the oven to 180 fan, 160c or gas mark 4 and grease a 20cm cake tin, lining the bottom with greaseproof paper.
Next, put 225g butter, 225g caster sugar, 4 eggs, 225g self-raising flour, 3 tbsp milk and 1tsp vanilla extract into a food mixer and run for 1-2 minutes until smooth.
Divide the mixture between two bowls and stir 2 tbsp cocoa powder into the mixture of one of the bowls. Use two spoons to dollop the chocolate and vanilla mixes into the tin alternatively.
When the mixture has been used up, tap the bottom of the work surface to get rid of any air bubbles.
Use a skewer to swirl the mixture around the tin to create a marbled effect.
Bake the cake for 45-55 mins and leave to cool on a cooling rack.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
150g salted butter (softened)
80g light brown muscovado sugar
80g granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
225g plain flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
¼ tsp salt
200g plain chocolate chips or chunks
Heat the oven to 190c, 170c fan or gas mark 5 and line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
Put 150g of unsalted butter, 80g light brown muscovado sugar and 80g of granulated sugar into a bowl and beat until creamy.
Beat 2 tsp vanilla extract and 1 large egg.
Sift 225g plain flour, ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda and ¼ tsp salt into the bowl and mix with a wooden spoon.
Add 200g plain chocolate chips or chunks and stir well.
Use a teaspoon to make small scoops of the mixture, leaving lots of space between each scoop on the baking sheets.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until light brown but soft in the middle.
Leave to cool on the tray for a couple of minutes then lift onto a cooling rack.
Fun Chocolate Facts
- The cacao bean is native to Mexico and both Central and South America, it’s even believed the bean was grown as early as 1250 BC.
- The first chocolate bar was made in England by Cadbury in 1842.
- White chocolate technically isn’t chocolate… that’s right, as it doesn’t contain cocoa powder or cocoa solids it’s technically not the same as milk or dark chocolate
- Brussels Airport in Belgium is the biggest chocolate seller in the world!
- Cadbury makes 1.5 million creme eggs every day.
- The smell of chocolate is said to trigger relaxation.