Two years ago I had the pleasure of making my own gum and gummies with kits from Glee Gum. It was a great time and we really enjoyed the outcome.
When they contacted me to ask if I wanted to work with them again, I jumped at the chance.
This time I'm making CHOCOLATE!
I love how the directions are aimed toward children. Wonderful way to make them feel important. Yet, they are reminded about safety as direction #1 says to be sure you have an adult with you as you have to work with heat.
The second direction made me chuckle...it says:
Find all the parts of the MAKE YOUR OWN CHOCOLATE KIT
- cocoa butter (it's yellowish and hard)
- paper candy liners (they're paper)
- starter crystals (medium ground particles)
- cocoa powder (the most finely ground particles)
- confectioner's sugar (it's white)
- temperature indicator (it's black) they even provide a thermometer
- whole cocoa beans: btw, you haven't tasted chocolate until you've eaten a cocoa bean
If you are helping your young child, they will be able to locate the item by description, yet also learn what it is. I love that :) The descriptions of what the item looks like is what made me chuckle.
The instructions are so simple to follow. A child really could do it alone, minus the safety issue, of course.
Here's my mixture:
There was a lot of finger licking going on in the kitchen today ;)
Waiting for thermometer to read 94 degrees
While waiting the directions suggest to break open the cocoa bean and take a taste!
As I stated above, you've not tasted chocolate until you've broken open a cocoa bean and eaten the bean itself. VERY CHOCOLATE! of course, without the sugar. Probably the healthiest way to eat chocolate.
I love almonds so I added almonds from Just Almonds and some almond butter to the centers.
I had enough chocolate left to make 4 all chocolate ones.
Here's my finished product:
I know you will have a good time making these with your kids. And who doesn't like chocolate or gummies or gum? Well, I don't care for gummies, but out of the 3 choices I'm sure your family could choose one.
Glee Gum is offering a special right now. You can buy all 3 kits at 30% off (final cost = $29.30). That's like getting one kit FREE. Gotta love that. This would make great gifts! Your kids will love you for it.
Or if you are like me and have a New Year's Eve party, these kits would make wonderful activities to do with your guests. Every year we offer a fun activity to do with the kids...a couple of years we did a pinata, a couple we make gingerbread houses, one year we had a scavenger hunt. I wish I knew about these kits when my kids were younger.
Now time for the giveaway. Glee Gum is generously offering a kit of your choice to one winner.