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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Make Your Own Chocolate Kit by Glee Gum!

Today I would like to introduce to you the great company called Glee Gum who makes All Natural Chewing Gum and All Natural Candy Making Kits that both adults and children will enjoy. The all natural Glee Gum is available in 6 yummy flavors so there is certainly a flavor that you would enjoy if you are a gum chewer. Today I am reviewing for all of you the Glee Gum All Natural Make Your Own Chocolate Kit.

The Make Your Own Chocolate Kit includes: certified organic cocoa butter, cocoa powder, confectioner's sugar, starter crystals, a temperature indictor strip, paper candy liners, instructions on how to make the candy which also include a story of chocolate an everything comes neatly packaged in a small box.

Once I got the kit I read over the instructions and invited my nephew over so that he could help me. C is 12 years old and loves to be in the kitchen with his mom so I knew he would love making this project with me. We laid everything out onto my counter and decided to make it stove-top with a double boiler pan but you can also use a microwave oven.
We started out by melting the organic cocoa butter in the double boiler and after it was smooth and creamy we stirred in the cocoa powder & confectioner's sugar. We then heated it up again according to the directions and then removed it from the heat. We placed the temperature indicator strip on the outside of our pan and waited for our mixture to cool down to the recommend 94 degree temperature that is needed to make a smooth and creamy chocolate.


While we waited for the mixture to cool we prepared the paper candy liners and we added mini marshmallows to a few of those. Once it reached the 94 degree temperature we stirred in 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract and the starter crystals and continued to stir the mixture until it was smooth and creamy.

We then spooned the chocolate mixture into the candy liners and placed our baking sheet into the refrigerator for 15 minutes so that the chocolate candies firmed up. Once firm...we sat down to enjoy our new chocolate confections. We had 5 adults and 1 child taste test them and everyone agreed that they are yummy and delicious! The entire process from start to finish took us about 70 minutes. This is a fabulous product as it teaches older children how to make candy, how to measure out & stir ingredients, how combining a few ingredients together makes a delicious product and frankly...it was just plain fun!
I would like to thank the folks over at Glee Gum for sending me the items to review and for sponsoring a giveaway here on the Shakin and Bakin Foodie Blog!

Disclaimer: Shelly Hill has personally reviewed the product listed above. Shelly has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Shelly did receive a free product to try out so she could evaluate and use it for her review. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ. The Shakin N Bakin Blog is not responsible for delivery/shipping of giveaway items won from this blog nor are we responsible for mis-use or injury caused by items won from this Blog. Content on this blog is copyrighted, all rights reserved. We reserve the right to legally pursue anyone who violates our rights and/or steals our copyrighted material.

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