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Friday, December 8, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Chocolate Lovers (Young and Old) Will Love Making Their Own Chocolate Bars with the Chocolate Picture Maker Kit from Zimpli Kids (Makes 4 Bars) (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.



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I will admit right from the start, I really wanted to review this kit, not just because I knew the girls would have fun making their own chocolate bars, but because I am a huge chocolate lover, and love an opportunity to indulge in chocolate, especially when it is made with the finest 100% Belgian chocolate like the Chocolate Picture Maker kit uses, to achieve the smoothest, tastiest chocolate bars that you and your kids can personalize.  No, I am not talking about just adding rainbow sprinkles or crushed nuts to the melted chocolate.  Instead the Chocolate Picture Maker kit from Zimpli Kids is all about the stencil you use (the kits come with an assortment of stencils, plus you can find more stencils options here, like this one...

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Once you decide on the stencil you want to use, the fun part begins. All you need is a large bowl filled with warm water, that you will use to melt the three different chocolate packets included in the kit.  I was sent the kit that makes 4 bars, so I had enough individual packets of chocolate, along with 4 separate mold trays to create our four chocolate bars.

It takes about 3-5 minutes for the chocolate packets to melt in the warm water.  You can use this time to make any last minute changes to your stencil choice.  Then, when you are ready to go, place the stencil you chose under the plastic mold tray and retrieve your chocolate packets from the water.  You will want to cut a small hole in the top corner of the bag...make sure it isn't too big as this will control the flow of the chocolate as you trace your stencil.  If the hole is too big you are going to have a big mess and will not be able to control the flow of chocolate properly.  While you work on tracing the outline of the stencil and then fill it in, you want to make sure you push the air out of the chocolate bags, as this helps create a more smooth line to your design.  

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You are going to outline your stencil with the dark chocolate, and then fill it in with the white chocolate. The last step is covering the whole thing with oh so smooth and tasty milk chocolate.  Be sure to cover the entire mold area so that your chocolate bar sets perfectly and comes together while chilling in the refrigerator.  It takes about 20-30 minutes to set and harden before you can peel it out of the plastic mold to enjoy, or wrap and prepare to give as a gift (good luck in trying to save as a gift, as once you see this mouth-watering chocolate you will want to eat it). :-)  I am speaking from personal experience, as these chocolates smelled great while we were making our chocolate bars.  It was so hard having to wait the 30 minutes to let it harden. 

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Here is a quick video and more about this fun at-home chocolate bar picture maker from the folks at ZimpliKids.... With the holidays fast approaching, this would be a fun activity to do with the kids besides the annual gingerbread house or people decorating.  Who knew that making your own custom chocolate bar could be so easy.  And, the best part besides eating it, is that this kit comes with everything you need, so you aren't left looking through the pantry for supplies or having to run out to the store to get something.

More about this at-home chocolate picture maker kit...

"Chocolate Picture Maker is our creative chocolate toy that lets you design and create your own chocolate bar. Place the chocolate sachets in a bowl of warm tap water, wait for the chocolate to melt, and then get arty! 




Snip the corner off your dark chocolate sachet, place a stencil underneath the clear chocolate bar tray, and then draw your picture by following the outline of your stencil! Once you're done designing, drawing, and filling in the rest of your bar with the white and milk chocolate, put your bar in the fridge for 20 minutes and then enjoy!"

The 4 Bar Pack contains:
  • 4 x 10g Bag Dark Chocolate
  • 4 x 20g Bag White Chocolate 
  • 4 x 50g Bag Milk Chocolate
  • 4 x Tray
  • 4 x Stencil Sheets
  • 1 x Instruction Leaflet

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**Also available in 1-bar and 2-bar chocolate bar kits**



Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

3 comments :

  1. I have never seen one of these. That is such a fun and cute idea!

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  2. This is so cute for me and my grand son to do together! He loves chocolate,but I don't know if I could get him to wait and eat it till it's finished!LOL!!!

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  3. Making your own chocolate bars is I think a skill we should all develop!

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