The average American eats about 11 pounds of chocolate each year. Our team ate at least that much when we were putting together this monthʼs box, “Cuckoo for Cocoa,” and we don’t regret it one bit.
But we didnʼt eat all that chocolate just for fun—we learned a lot with every bite and finger lick, and are excited to pass along all of our new knowledge about chocolate. In this monthʼs box, youʼll learn how chocolate is made—by making your very own!
Once youʼve made your first batch, weʼll show you how to use it to make chocolate fondue, peanut butter cups, frosting, and more. Two more great recipes are included: a super-easy, dairy-free chocolate cake and chocolate brownies made with a shocking secret ingredient (youʼll have to find out for yourself). Weʼll also discover chocolate’s savory side with a trip to Mexico to make some molé chili and a cozy cup of Mexican-style hot cocoa.
Want an excuse to eat even more chocolate? Throw a chocolate-tasting party, which is a fun way to learn about the many different styles of chocolate. Had your fill? Make some chocolate slime (it smells delicious)! To help you along your chocolate journey, we’ve also included a nifty gadget in this month’s box: a silicone melting bowl made by the sweets wizards at Wilton.
- A high-quality, kid-friendly kitchen tool, gadget, or non-perishable ingredient sourced from top culinary brands.
- A step-by-step cooking lesson adapted from the Little Sous curriculum.
- Collectable recipe cards developed around the theme.
- Hands-on activities that teach cooking techniques, food science, and help kids develop their food preferences and vocabulary.
- A two-sided, ready-to-color poster that includes interactive games, puzzles, and other activities that beg kids to dive in and play while they learn about food cultures around the world.
- A sheet of vinyl stickers inspired by the monthly theme.