Our kids love cooking, they love chocolate bars and most of all, they love making a mess and you will agree it’s fun. This recipe, Johan’s No-Bake Chocolate Bars, came home from school and the little ones were super-excited to try it out. You only use one pot so we didn’t mind and it is easy enough that they could do most of it.
½ cup milk
½ cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup desiccated coconut
- Add the milk, cocoa, butter and sugar to the pot and bring to boil. Stir continuously until the sugar dissolves. Let it boil for about 5 minutes.
- Add the remaining ingredients while it is still hot.
- Spoon the mixture into your container and allow to cool. We left ours in the fridge overnight.
- Cut and enjoy.
Obviously, you will need to give a hand with the cooking part on the stove, but the little people can do all the stirring and spooning. The licking of the bowl is, of course, a sacred event. We had a lot of fun making these and will be on the look out for more kid-friendly recipes. This recipe makes about 24 bars.
The benefits of having your kids in the kitchen are endless.
- You get to spend time with them.
- They get to practice their math skills.
- They learn to cook.
- They learn about processes.
- They learn to follow instructions.
- They learn about cause-and-effect.
- They get to tidy the kitchen after the baking.
- You all get to lick the bowl.
- It’s fun.
We hope you enjoy the recipe and the time with the kids in the kitchen. Grab a camera and make sure you get lots of shots of those chocolate covered cheeks.
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