10 Simple Chocolate Recipes For Kids You Should Try

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10 simple chocolate recipes for kids

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You must have hardly seen a child who dislikes chocolates. Knowing about different chocolate recipes for kids might help you and your munchkin experiment and discover some yummy delicacies. Moreover, research says that people who consume chocolates regularly are less likely to suffer from blood pressure and cardiac diseases. So, if you are interested in exploring a collection of easy yet nutritional chocolate recipes for kids, then keep reading our post.

Top 10 Yummy Chocolate Recipes For Children To Make:

Chocolates and kids seem to share an inseparable bond. Engage your kids free time in helping you prepare the below mentioned yummylicious and simple chocolate recipes for kids. This way they will also learn something about cooking too!

1. Chocolate Cake:

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With the word “chocolate” rings “chocolate cake” in anybody’s mind. Here is how you and your child can enjoy making this god of all chocolate recipes!

You need:

  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Castor sugar

Method:

  1. Heat the oven at 180 degree centigrade.
  2. Grease and sprinkle flour on a cake tin and keep aside.
  3. Mix 2 eggs, 125ml milk, 80 gm butter, 1 cup castor sugar and 1 cup flour together in a bowl.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes and check the center to see if it is fully baked.

Serve the yummy baked cake with a bar of chocolate beside the plate!

2. Chocolate Cupcakes:

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Chocolate and cupcakes – couldn’t have been a better combo! This is a super speedy recipe that your kid will love to make.

You Need:

  • Vanilla essence
  • Sugar
  • Cream
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Baking soda
  • Cocoa
  • Gluten-free or all-purpose flour
  • Milk

Method:

  1. Heat oven at 180 degree centigrade.
  2. Grease the cupcake tins.
  3. Mix vanilla, sugar, cream and butter in the mixer till it becomes fluffy.
  4. Add eggs to it and mix well.
  5. Add baking soda, cocoa and flour and milk if necessary.
  6. Spoon the mixture to each of the tins and bake for 20 minutes.

You can also help your child decorate the cupcakes with some fun icing.

3. Chocolate Fudge:

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There’s nothing like warm chocolate fudge on a cool day. Your kid will love you for this tasty treat.

You Need:

  • Butter
  • Condensed milk
  • Chocolate

Method:

  1. Grease a pan and keep aside.
  2. Put butter and condensed milk in a micro safe bowl and heat for 2 minutes.
  3. Then add milk and chocolate and stir till the chocolate melts.
  4. Pour it in a pan and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  5. Cut them into pieces.

Serve with some chocolate crisps sprinkled on top.

4. Tim Tam Brownies:

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All kids love these and your kids will love helping you make these delicious brownies.

You Need:

  • Cocoa
  • Tim Tams
  • Butter
  • White sugar
  • Flour
  • Eggs

Method:

  1. Put baking paper in a tray and add cocoa, Tim Tams, butter, white sugar, flour and slightly beaten eggs.
  2. Preheat oven at 200 degree centigrade.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes till it is baked lightly. Cut into squares and serve.

To vary the taste, you can always add almonds or walnuts.

5. Choc Chip Cookies:

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These are an all-time favorite biscuit in almost all families and very simple to make.

You Need:

  • Butter
  • Vanilla essence
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Choco chips

Method:

  1. Preheat oven at 180 degree centigrade.
  2. Mix butter, vanilla, and sugar in a bowl.
  3. Add eggs, flour and salt and mix well.
  4. Pour the choco chips.
  5. Make small balls and leave space between each of them to spread in the tray.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes. Let them cool on the tray for some time.

Traditionally cookies are served with a glass of warm milk. Why don’t you do the same too!

6. Choc Chip Muffins:

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Muffins are not overly chocolaty and are still a treat.

You Need:

  • Nestle Dark Choc Bits
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Skimmed milk
  • Margarine
  • Eggs
  • Flour

Method:

  1. Heat oven at 180 degree centigrade.
  2. In a bowl mix NESTLÉ Dark Choc Bits and sugar.
  3. Add vanilla extract, skim milk, margarine, slightly beaten egg and flour in the mixture.
  4. Spoon it inside the muffin cases.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes and let them cool.

Serve with a bottle of chocolate sauce on the side.

7. Chocolate Peppermint Slice:

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This is a little different from the usual chocolate taste.

You Need:

  • Cocoa
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Peppermint essence
  • Milk
  • Copha
  • Chocolate
  • Butter

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven at 180 degree centigrade.
  2. Add cocoa, flour and sugar. Bake for 15 minutes and let it cool.
  3. Put icing sugar for the filing and stir the melted Copha, peppermint essence and milk. Put this in the fridge.
  4. For the topping, melt chocolate and butter and stir to make a smooth paste. Spread over the filing.
  5. Keep in room temperature and cut into small squares.

Serve it up as a special treat.

8. Caramel Slice:

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This is yet another favorite.

You Need:

Method:

  1. Preheat oven at 180 degree centigrade.
  2. Mix flour, coconut, oats, brown sugar, melted butter in a bowl and bake for 10 minutes.
  3. Reduce the temperature and stir a bowl containing caramel till they turn light brown.
  4. Pour the caramel over cooked base and bake for another 10 minutes.
  5. Let it cool.
  6. Spread melted chocolate over the caramel filling.

Let your child decorate it with added chocolate bits.

9. Chocolate Rum Balls:

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Your kid will simply adore you for offering the delicious balls:

You Need:

  • Biscuits
  • Condensed milk
  • Coconut
  • Cocoa
  • Copha

Method:

  1. Crumble biscuits using a food processor and put in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add condensed milk, coconut, cocoa and Copha to the crumbled biscuits and mix well.
  3. Make small balls and roll them over the extra coconut.

Why not serve with some chocolate shavings?

10. White Chocolate Cheesecake:

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The combination of white chocolate and cheesecake is something you cannot forget. It completely melts in your mouth.

You Need:

  • White unsalted butter
  • Biscuits
  • Sugar
  • Cream cheese
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sugar
  • Thickened cream
  • Chocolate

Method:

  1. Put butter and biscuits in a food processor to get fine crumbs. Refrigerate.
  2. Put sugar, cream cheese, vanilla extract, sugar, thickened cream and melted chocolate to get a smooth paste.
  3. Pour this over the biscuit base and add chocolate chips on top.
  4. Keep it in the refrigerator for 3 hours and cut into fine slices.

Serve this yummy choco cheesecake with some choco sauce on it or you can ask your child to make a design on the plate with choco sauce upon which you place a slice. Indeed delectable!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which chocolate is best for children?

Dark chocolate is the best choice for both children and adults. It is high in antioxidants, including flavonol, and has various health benefits, including improved heart health and stress reduction (1).

2. How much chocolate a day is healthy for children?

You may give your child one serving (approx. two squares) of chocolate (2). However, chocolate, even dark chocolate, cannot be considered a healthy food for children or adults to consume daily. It should be considered a treat and consumed in moderation (3).

3. Can chocolate affect a child’s behavior?

While it is widely popular that eating chocolate causes hyperactivity in children, there is no scientific evidence to support this statement. No studies have shown a definitive correlation between a child’s behavioral response and chocolate consumption (4) (5).

4. Does chocolate cause ADHD in children?

Earlier, it was thought that the sugar content of chocolate candies could aggravate symptoms in children with ADHD. However, no clinical studies have found evidence that sugar ingestion through chocolate causes undesirable behavior in children with ADHD (4).

Since most children love all things chocolate, many parents are always on the lookout for tasty and healthy chocolate recipes for kids. Now, commercial junk food and sugar-laden desserts are increasing in popularity and becoming widely available. Thus, these recipes offer a healthier alternative without compromising on taste while using this versatile ingredient. So, the next time your little one craves chocolate desserts, satiate their sweet tooth with these homemade goodies. You can also involve your child in the cooking process for a fun and educational session with them.

References:

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  1. The Benefits of Having a Healthy Relationship with Chocolate.
    https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/the-benefits-of-having-a-healthy-relationship-with-chocolate
  2. Serving sizes for kids.
    https://www.healthier.qld.gov.au/healthy-families/eating-and-drinking-well/serving-sizes-for-kids/
  3. UK HealthCare dietitian shares advice for enjoying chocolate responsibly on World Chocolate Day and beyond.
    https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/wellness-community/blog/uk-healthcare-dietitian-shares-advice-enjoying-chocolate-responsibly-world
  4. D A Krummel et al.; (1996); Hyperactivity: is candy causal?
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8747098/
  5. Michelle Ingram and Ronald M. Rapee; (2006); The effect of chocolate on the behavior of preschool children.
    https://researchers.mq.edu.au/en/publications/the-effect-of-chocolate-on-the-behavior-of-preschool-children

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