Kids love cooking, and these gorgeous recipes from fairtrade chocolate company Divine Chocolate are incredibly easy to make.
The truffles would make a perfect homemade treat, and the chocolate tray bake is ideal for the cake stall at the school fete – or simply to enjoy at home!
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooling time: 24 hours
200ml (7floz) single cream
50g (1 1/2 oz) unsalted butter
500g 70% Divine Dark, white, milk or hazlenut chocolate
Heat the cream and butter together in a pan until the mixture reaches boiling point. Turn off the heat and add the chocolate. Stir until all the chocolate has melted. Pour into a tin or plastic container, set aside and allow to cool and set for 24 hours. Take teaspoonfuls and roll into balls with cool hands – dust with cocoa or dip in chocolate using a fork.
Divine Chocolate Tray Bake
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Chilling time: 6 hours
Makes: 20 pieces
125g (4oz) margarine
50g (1 1/2oz) caster sugar
2 tbsp golden syrup
2 tbsp milk
100g (3 1/2oz) Divine Chocolate – you choose the flavour!
250g (8oz) digestive biscuits, crushed (LwK tip – best to do this in a freezer or sandwich bag!)
50g (1 1/2 oz) glace cherries, cut into quarters
50g (1 1/2 oz) raisins
Place marg, sugar, syrup and milk in a pan and heat until it melts. Stir in the chocolate and stir until smooth. Add digestives, cherries and raisins and mix well. Place in a 20cm square tin lined with greaseproof paper or Teflon liner. Chill until firm, cut into pieces and place in an airtight container.
Written by Liz Jarvis
Both recipes by Jane Milton