This is a food post. I haven’t done one in awhile, but I did something fun and I want to share it. You will LOVE this if you’re a chocolate fan.
I had the day off and was lucky to snag a seat in the studio audience of The Dr. and the Diva. While I was there they taped a segment on doing extreme cake decorations on ready made store bought cakes, and how to make no-bake treats. The treat chef was Samantha Benjamin, a food artist extraordinaire. She was sweet (get it?) enough to gift every audience member with her amazing, egg-free edible Cookie Doh. So of course I had to mess with it.
I cracked open my cute little jar and started scooping out teaspoonfuls of the chilled paste. It started getting soft pretty quickly so chill your plate or tray before you work on it. I measured out a half cup of chocolate candy melts (I buy mine from The Chocolate Place on Etsy). I read somewhere that adding butter to chocolate is a good idea, so I put in a slice. Technically I should have added it after the chocolate melted? But that’s a whole other issue.
I microwaved the chocolate for about 30 seconds and it was fine. But I thought I could make it runnier, and ended up going 15 seconds too far. So the chocolate seized up a little. Not one to stop when I’m in the middle of something, I soldiered on and covered the Cookie Doh balls with chocolate as best I could. I just smoothed it on with a spoon. Then I put the whole thing in the freezer to set.
I didn’t worry too much about how it was going to end up looking because I know something really important… nobody cares. It’s sweet, fun and took about 15 minutes, and if you’re doing this with kids, it will look even worse. Then you’ll get some milk and everyone will chomp and be happy. Perfect presentation is great, but so are Nailed It! style results.
I also know that you can cover this with nuts, crushed toffee, seasoned popcorn, coconut, chocolate chips, cereal or potato chip crumbs. No one will care, because they will be too busy telling you how awesome you are for making them tasty treats. Yay for you!
You should definitely try this at home.
See you next time!
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