Children love hanging chocolate decorations on the tree and enjoy taking them off and eating them even more. These are so easy to make and a lovely Christmas activity for the whole family to do together.
100 g bar of white chocolate
100g bar of milk chocolate
A selection of cake decorating toppings such as sprinkles, hundreds and thousands, silver balls etc.
Thread or ribbon for hanging
(We used Lidl’s cheap 35p bars and they worked really well and taste so much nicer than cooking chocolate and actually cheaper too!)
(Dark chocolate ones look lovely too but we didn’t choose to make any as we prefer a sweeter taste.)
- Cut your thread into twenty 20cm lengths.
- Fold each thread in half and knot the two ends together to form a loop.
- Lay the thread loops in rows onto the greaseproof paper about 5cm apart.
- Break your chocolate up and put each type into its own bowl.
- Melt your chocolate over a pan of hot water or in the microwave. I just blasted mine for 1 1/2 minutes on full power.
- Put a teaspoon of chocolate onto the knot of each thread.
- Have fun going crazy with the decorations.
- Leave to set and hang them on the tree.
This activity offers all the fun of the dreaded glitter Christmas crafts without the trail of glitter everywhere for weeks afterwards. And of course you get to eat them too, a win, win situation in my book.
Wrapped up they also make really pretty Christmas goodie bags ideal for school Christmas bazaars and parties.
We hope you have lots of fun with this idea and would love to hear how you got on.
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