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Chocolate Covered Carrots!

11 June 2:00 am
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Really, I don’t know who thinks these things up, but June 16th is National Fudge Day and June 17th is Eat Your Vegetables Day!

I’m going to let you use your imagination on how to incorporate this information into your homeschooling.  But really–it could be lots of fun!

Here’s what I’m going to do–

  • I’m going to find a wonderful fudge recipe for Wednesday.  Everyone like fudge!
  • On Thursday  I’m going to choose a vegetable I know my kids like (probably asparagus) and embellish with a cheese or Hollandaise sauce.  Again–yum!
  • Then on Friday–and this is something I can’t wait to do….I’m going to combine the two!!

Yes–I’m going to combine vegetables and chocolate and see what I come up with!  Chocolate covered carrots–I have a recipe!  Chocolate and zucchini cake–no problem!  Chocolate covered potato chips–they’re easy to make!

Chocolate Carrots

Quality                             Ingredients

10                                  Fresh baby carrots

3.5 oz                            Plain chocolate

3.5 oz                            White chocolate

1.  Peel the carrots.  2.  Melt the plain and white chocolate in separate bowls over boiling water. 3. Dip 1/2 of the carrot into the white chocolate and 1/2  of the carrot into the plain chocolate.  4. Place the chocolate covered carrots on a plate.  5. Place the plate in the fridge until the chocolate is hard–this might take several hours.

I do need to warn you–I modified this recipe–the original recipe called for 6 carrots.  I like baby carrots much better and thought they were a better match for young fingers so I made the switch.  So, you might have chocolate left over, but that’s not a bad thing!

http://chocolateandzucchini.com/archives/2004/04/chocolate_zucchini_cake.php

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chocolate-covered-potato-chips/detail.aspx

Have fun–because isn’t fun learning is forever learning?

Ann Simpson

Warning:  My co-worker Katherine just informed me that she sent an edible bouquet to some friends.  They loved it, especially the little toddler in the family who is a picky eater.  The problem–the bouquet contained chocolate covered fruit.  After the toddler tasted the chocolate strawberry, she didn’t want a plain strawberry for weeks.  This vegetable/chocolate fun might backfire with small children.

Thanks for the warning Katherine!

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