Nothing is more wonderfully rich than a chocolate truffle. This Easter, 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 fine motor skills required to shape the chocolate eggs.
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 the double boiler 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 mixes.
Remove from heat and continue stirring until the mixture is smooth.
Let the mixture cool on the counter for about 15 minutes. Then place it in the freezer or refrigerator until chilled through and you can scoop it with a spoon. It will take approximately 45 minutes for the chocolate to reach this state.
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.