Cookie Cutter Chocolates and Candies

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These cookie cutter chocolates are a great activity to do with kids! Melted chocolate is poured into cookie cutter molds and topped with all sorts of fun toppings! 

Cookie Cutter Chocolates- These cookie cutter chocolates are a great activity to do with kids! Melted chocolate is poured into cookie cutter molds and topped with all sorts of fun toppings!

Today’s post is part of a blogger Easter “virtual party”! Check out great Easter recipes from my blogger friends! Links are at the bottom of the post!

A couple of weeks ago I posted my rosemary sea salt chocolate bark, geared more towards adults. Today I want to share a fun chocolate bark activity for kids!

How many of you parents like to cook with your kids? I’m in the kitchen so much, you would think I’d let my kids join in once in a while, right? I’m actually guilty of the opposite. I’m constantly telling my kids to “go play”, “go outside”, “shall we turn on a movie?”(their favorite).

Cookie Cutter Chocolates- These cookie cutter chocolates are a great activity to do with kids! Melted chocolate is poured into cookie cutter molds and topped with all sorts of fun toppings!
Pour chocolate into cookie cutter shapes and use the cookie cutters as chocolate molds!

The problem is, when kids mix things in a bowl… some of it always ends up on the table, and the floor, and their hair…

I let them help me occasionally, when I’m feeling extra patient. It often turns out well, and is a positive experience for us all. On the flip side, I’ve also found myself snapping and nagging at them, and I’m afraid that I will make the kitchen a negative place for them. How sad would that be?

But THIS cookie cutter chocolates recipe, if you can even call it that, is perfect for kids! It’s such a fun and easy project where you can give your kids lots of creative freedom. Be prepared to do a little sweeping afterwards, but you don’t have to worry about spills “messing up” your final product.

It’s really really simple. Melt the chocolate, pour into the cookie cutters, and top top topping away! Depending on the age of your children, they can even pour the chocolate into the molds!

Cookie Cutter Chocolates- These cookie cutter chocolates are a great activity to do with kids! Melted chocolate is poured into cookie cutter molds and topped with all sorts of fun toppings!

The two issues I ran into are: 1. I didn’t get the milk chocolate melted enough to pour well, so it was a bit more blobby and I had to spread it out with a spoon. No problem, still turned out fine. 2. If a child bumps the cookie cutter after you put the chocolate in, it will have a little bit that sticks out. You can see that in several of the pictures. Also no big deal.

Really, this recipe is easy and fun, and you can get SO creative with the toppings on the cookie cutter chocolates!

Here are the toppings I chose:

Jelly beans, freeze dried fruit (strawberries, mangoes, bananas), shredded coconut, crumbled bacon, potato chips, granola, chopped almonds, crumbled oreo-type cookies, and candied ginger.

Honestly, my kids would’ve been even happier if I had sprinkles and more candy.

So what are you going to put on yours?

Cookie Cutter Chocolates- These cookie cutter chocolates are a great activity to do with kids! Melted chocolate is poured into cookie cutter molds and topped with all sorts of fun toppings!

This would be such a fun activity to do on Easter as a family. Also, make sure to check the links below for other Easter recipe ideas!

#BloggersDoEaster

Spring Roasted Carrot Noodle Salad with Thyme Vinaigrette from No Spoon Necessary

Earn Serious Bunny Points, And Make Easter Basket Cupcakes from The Sweet Nerd

Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake from Girl Heart Food

Maple Bacon Deviled Eggs from Beyond Mere Sustenance

Lemon Curd Pavlova from Seasons and Suppers

Blood Orange Wheat Ale Pound Cake with Blood Orange Glaze from Beer Girl Cooks

Easter Mini Egg Cookie Bars from Salt and Lavender

Ham and Cheese Scones from Kevin is Cooking

Marbled Easter Egg Truffles from Sugar Hero

Angel Food Cupcakes with Compote Filling from Meg is Well

Easter Hazelnut Meringue Layer Cake from From Scratch Mostly

Spring Green Salad with Asparagus from Seasonal Cravings

Use cookie cutters as chocolate molds

40 comments

    1. Thanks Elizabeth! At that age, I think it would be really fun to let the kids choose what toppings to buy/prepare for it too!

  1. Thank you for this post. I am the same way with my kids when it comes to cooking or baking in the kitchen. I tell them, you can only be in the kitchen if you are going to clean it. But lately I have been involving my daughter more because she is 4 and getting quite skilled. This will be a fun recipe to involve the 2 year old also. Thank you!

    1. Thanks Cindy! My kids’ favorite topping was the jelly beans! Actually, I think they were my favorite too ?

  2. Having raised 4 boys in the kitchen (and all of them are fabulous cooks as adults), I enthusiastically support any activities that get little ones comfortable preparing food. This looks like so much fun, and simple enough for parents to relax a bit. Happy Easter!

    1. That’s awesome! I hope my kids will be that way! My mom was a good cook but I had zero interest, so I didn’t learn to cook until I became a stay at home mom and HAD to!

  3. You had me laughing out loud! I only have to worry about my dog or my family eating my creations before I can take pictures. This looks so fun and it’s a great Easter decoration activity!

    1. Ha! We thought about giving them away to neighbors, but I stuck them in a bag in the freezer and I’ve been eating it every day ;).

  4. These chocolates are so adorable!! My husband and I only have children that walk on all 4’s, but him and I love spending time together in the kitchen… and we are both big kids at heart, so I’m thinking this is kiiiinda perfect for us! 🙂 I’m definitely passing on this link to my sister, because I know my niece and nephew would love making these! I’ll be putting ALL the toppings on mine! Cheers!

    1. Thanks Cheyanne! And of course, chocolate is for everyone! It’s super customizable, so adults can have fun too. I used candied ginger pieces on some of mine, which my kids did NOT like!

    1. Mine topped them so high that they weren’t sticking anymore haha. But they just picked it off the top and ate it anyways ;).

  5. I hear you on cooking with the kids. I have to be feeling patient, or else it just ends up be not fun for anyone. These looks really run and easy thought. Thanks!

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