Saturday, March 24, 2012

Make Your Own Easter Chocolate

                      What to do with left over melted chocolate!

It has been said, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But when a cooking craft project  with melted chocolate gives you problems,.... make your own Easter novelty chocolate candy! We had planned to make chocolate bowls using a plastic mold. We melted the chocolate, poured it and set it in the freezer. We followed the directions as far as we know. When it was time to release the chocolate, that is when the trouble started. It would not release. So we fiddled, cracked the cheap plastic mold and the end product was far from presentable. So on to plan B.

 We quickly grabbed some Easter cookie cutters, cut off a sheet of wax paper, lined a cookie sheet, and got to pouring the left over melted chocolate inside the cookie cutters. Whew! What a relief to know this was a no fail, no waste of time or $$$ effort.

 We got the Easter cookie sprinkles and sprinkled some on the egg and carrot  and left the chick without. {Some people in our family are not fond of pretty sprinkles on their food!}. We put them into the refrigerator to set up. At release time, they jumped right out the way they were supposed to. Love when that happens.

 Not completely finished with the decorating process, we cut off some lengths of ribbon for each piece of Easter candy, and dressed them up a bit more.

 There now, isn't that pretty?! Love the green ribbon against the dark chocolate brown.

               The pieces came out pretty thick. We don't waste much around here!

 Little chocolate Easter chick, dressed in his blue ribbon, ready to make someone smile.

                                                     Are you smiling yet?!

 And when the kids ask for a carrot, surprise them with this fun chocolate carrot! Kids need their vegetables, and chocolate is good for us remember?!

 To give these as Easter basket treats, slip them into a treat bag, and add a little hang tag, tied up with a ribbon. 

 So the next time life gives you a problem with chocolate not releasing from chocolate molds, and you have a bowl full of melted chocolate starring at you..........

 Make some fun chocolate pieces with whatever kind of cookie cutters you have, whatever the season may be!

We got inspired, and we got creative, because we had a mission to accomplish, because we are frugal and were not going to let all the melted chocolate go to waste! Oh, and yes we will be trying to make those chocolate bowls again in the future, only this time possibly with a small balloon!

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 

Proverbs 9:10

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  1. Great idea and smart thinking! I think these turned out adorable! Thanks again for linking up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party!

  2. Really a great idea and very frugal. Yours turn out so pretty and look delish. Wish I was eating one right now. Great idea! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best.

  3. These look yummy & super cute too :) thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday.

  4. What a good way to save money and have a little fun too.You have a great blog and I'm now following on linky and GFC. Hope you can come check me out and link up to my Sunday Round Up party.

  5. Cute blog and these are so cute and look delicious! Thanks for linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We love having you and hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

  6. These looks super! What a quick thinker you are!! thank you for sharing at our link party! ;)

    Bonnie @ uncommon

  7. Nothin' from the store can beat a beautifully made, homemade Easter candy. Yours are delightful and perfect!