Nothing is more wonderfully rich than a chocolate truffle. This spring, Help your child make a batch of chocolate truffles shaped like eggs to share with family and friends. This version has minimal handling but your child will still get to practice cooking skills, measuring and stirring, as well as the small motor skills required to shape the chocolate eggs.
What You Need:
- Double boiler
- 1 ½ cups of chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup cream
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
- Dash of cinnamon
- Spring colored cupcake sprinkles
What You Do:
- Fill the bottom of the double boiler with two or three cups of water. Heat on the stove top until the water boils. While the water is heating, help your child measure and pour the following ingredients in the bowl of the double boiler: chocolate, cream, sugar, salt, vanilla and cinnamon.
- Help your child place this on top of the pan heating on the stove.
- Stir this mixture just until the chocolate melts. Keep an eye on your child while he does this step.
- Remove from heat and continue stirring until the mixture is smooth.
- Let mixture cool on counter for 15 minutes. Then place it in the freezer or refrigerator until chilled through and you can scoop it with a spoon. This will take approximately 45 minutes.
- Have your child spoon up scoops of the truffle mixture.
- Working as quickly as possible, help him shape each scoop of mixture into an egg and place it on a plate.
- Repeat steps 6 and 7 until all of the mixture has been shaped into eggs.
- Decorate with brightly colored cupcake sprinkles.
- Chill until ready to serve to family and friends.