Summer Chocolate Bark

The heat this summer has been something we have not experienced before. Last week we experienced a major heat wave and I completely forgot that I had a bag of chocolate chips in the cupboard. Well our kitchen gets really warm and you guessed it, the entire bag melted.

This week I decided to use this heat to try to make something easy that kids can make using the sun. For this you will need some chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate) and toppings, I used cheerios but you can try using pretzels, smarties, sprinkles, nuts or dried fruits.

Prepare a tray with parchment paper and put about 1/2 – 1 cup of chocolate on it. Place the tray out in the sun and wait until the chocolate is melted.

You can get your kids to watch the chocolate change. Make sure they have plenty of sunscreen on.

As the chocolate melts, spread it to form a thin even layer.

This shouldn’t take that long, probably 5-10 minutes.

My son found this fascinating.

Sprinkle your toppings. We chose cheerios.

Place the tray in the fridge and allow the chocolate to firm up before breaking into bite sized pieces. This will take about 30 minutes. Enjoy these sweet treats.

Summer Chocolate Bark – easy enough for your kids to make

  • 1/2 cup – 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • toppings – pretzels, nuts, cereal, dried fruits, sprinkles etc

Prepare a tray with parchment paper. Place 1/2 -1 cup of chocolate on the tray and place in the sun for about 10 minutes until the chocolate melts. Spread the chocolate out evenly with a spatula and sprinkle with toppings. Place the tray in the fridge for about 30 minutes and then break into bite sized pieces. Store left over chocolate in the fridge to prevent melting.


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