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Kids in the Kitchen: Clinkers Rocky Road Recipe

Kids in the Kitchen: Clinkers Rocky Road Recipe

There are so many excellent reasons to get your kids busy in the kitchen. Not only does it mean that one day in the future, you just might get a night off from cooking, it also helps them to develop and hone some pretty important skills.

Following a recipe, even a simple one, involves reading and following instructions and measuring ingredients accurately involves fine motor skills, hand and eye co-ordination, not to mention some basic maths too. Let’s not forget, science comes into play too, when food is mixed and heated and cooled!

This Clinkers Rocky Road is the perfect recipe to get kids excited about helping out in the kitchen. It involves a little bit of chopping, which children can do with an age-appropriate cutting utensil, and the use of a microwave to melt the chocolate, so some minimal adult supervision is needed (depending on the age of your child).

Another huge bonus (for parents), is the fact that as far as cooking with kids goes, this is virtually mess-free. Or it will be, after your child has finished licking the chocolate bowl clean!

Ingredients

 Method

  1. Line the base and sides of a 16.5 x 26cm lamington pan with baking paper.
  2. Chop the Clinkers, marshmallows and lollies in half and set aside.
  3. Place the chocolate and coconut oil or copha into a heatproof, microwave-safe bowl.
  4. Heat, uncovered, on Medium, stirring every minute with a metal spoon for 4-5 minutes, or until the chocolate and coconut oil/copha has just melted.
  5. Remove from the microwave and stir until smooth.
  6. Stir through the Clinkers, marshmallows and raspberry lollies.
  7. Spread the mixture into the prepared lamington pan and place in the fridge for 2 hours, or until completely set.
  8. Use a sharp knife to cut into slices (if you are having trouble cutting the slice, run your knife under hot water first and then dry completely before cutting – the heat will help to cut the slice evenly).

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Jolene Marie Humphry

Jolene is Editor at Mum Media Group, where she enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.


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