Making chocolate candies with The Chocolate Pen!
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Valentine’s Day is around the corner and making and giving special treats to our loved ones is something we look forward to doing! All those adorable (and intricate) little chocolate treats are favorites to give and get. But, it can be expensive, so instead, we made our own with The Chocolate Pen.
My kids in the kitchen and ooey-gooey melted chocolate in a dispensing device did not sound like a good idea at first. It sounded like a lot of laundry and clean up. But, we had so much fun playing with The Chocolate Pen! The push-button design on the “pen” made it easy for the kids to fill the molds and we ended up with some Pinterest-worthy shaped chocolate treats!
The Chocolate Pen kit from Skyrocket Toys comes complete with almost everything you need…even the plastic gift bags and twist ties for gifting! It includes:
The Chocolate Pen (you will need 2 AA batteries)
4 sets of tips, clamps, and caps
4 pouches of confectioners chocolate in brown, pink, white, and blue (equals 2lbs of chocolate)
3 mold trays with 50 cute designs (from little animals to love messages and other fun shapes like a rainbow, guitar, and peace signs)
5 small plastic gifting bags with twist ties
The first thing I did was open up the box and get the molding chocolate ready to use. I did this before the kids even got home from school so it was ready to use when they walked in the door. I simply put the 4 unopened pouches in a tall cup of hot water. This “melts” the chocolate so it’s ready to pour into the molds.
After my candy-making kiddos decided on what color to use first, we snipped off the top of that chocolate pouch and placed the tip inside. We wrapped the edges of the pouch around the bottom of the tip and clamped it securely closed. Next we inserted the pouch inside The Chocolate Pen and turned it on and we were ready to create our chocolates!
To dispense the chocolate, we just pushed the button and the chocolate started to fill the molds. After just a few minutes we had the hang of how quickly the chocolate came out and were able to adjust for smaller shapes easily. Using the tip of the pen to smooth and flatten edges really helped. When we used up all of one color, we changed it for a new pouch of chocolate. My girls loved being able to add different colors to the same mold.
After filling the molds, we put them in the freezer for about 10 minutes (which was more than enough time). Flipping the molds upside down allowed the candies to easily slip out.
We didn’t have any broken pieces and almost all of our candies came out looking pretty spectacular!
Everyone had their favorites. I loved the Lips, Ice Cream Cone, and Guitar candies!
Some of our chocolate candies the kids made with The Chocolate Pen! These were easy to make and came out looking (and tasting) great! #candymaking #kidsinthekitchen #chocolate #valentinesgift #myvalentines @skyrockettoys
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Candy making wasn’t the first thing I’d sign up to do with my kiddos. I was worried about the mess and how well our candies would come out. The Chocolate Pen kit made this such a fun thing to do together and it was so much easier to do than I would have thought! It came with what we needed, the instructions were easy to follow, and it was an activity that all three of my girls enjoyed (ages 5, 9, and 12). Skyrocket Toys has thought of everything you could need and made this seemingly difficult and detailed process easy enough for this new-to-candy-making Mom and her kiddos to have fun with it. We were very proud of our final product and will be buying replacement chocolate pouches to make more candies soon! We’ll be making candies for all sorts of celebrations like class parties, birthdays, holidays, and probably just for fun.
You can find The Chocolate Pen kit on Amazon.com and at your local Walmart, Target, and Toys ‘R Us stores! If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with the kids in the kitchen or just want to experiment with chocolate candy-making, this is a complete set that has everything you need to make fancy looking treats!