Kiarra's Finds: Chocolate Maple Frogs
In time for maple season, 6 year old Kiarra made some chocolate maple frogs! Well, it was a snow day in Montreal, the kids were home from school, and there really was no better time to make them. To make these babies, we bought these frog-shaped molds by Cybr Trayd on Amazon which I’ve read from reviewers would be perfect for Harry Potter themed parties (We are not much of Harry Potter fans so I am taking their word for it!) and Halloween-themed get togethers. Since our Circus Living household loves everything Halloween-esque all year round, these frogs will be used more often than just on Halloween.
For those of you not already familiar with Kiarra’s dietary restrictions, she cannot have food with artificial preservatives, gluten, wheat, and refined sugars. In other words, everything she makes on Kiarra’s Finds, you can rest assured, will be all-natural. All the ingredients and products we use here adhere to Kiarra’s diet. For more info, we have added links to these products.
Now, hold on a minute, it doesn’t mean you should go and start eating these babies as part of your daily routine. Sugar is sugar so as always, we say eat it in moderation. If you are going to have a treat, of course, best to have it without all the added and unnecessary artificial junk in it. You will feel better in the long run.
So, enough jibber jabber, time to wipe the drool off your screen, and without further delay, here’s Kiarra’s chocolate maple frogs recipe!
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WHAT YOU NEED:
Approx half a tablespoon of coconut oil
1 bag of Camino bittersweet chocolate chips
Chopped walnuts (optional - it just gives it a bit more crunch)
Ferme St-Our’s maple butter
WHAT TO DO:
- Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave or double broiler (be careful not to burn them!).
- Fill the chocolate molds 1/4 - 1/2 of the way with the melted chocolate. Kiarra just used a spoon and yes, it gets messy. If you want to avoid the mess, use a piping bag or ziploc.
- Place chopped walnuts next (optional).
- Drop dollops of maple butter/cream on top next.
- Fill the rest of the chocolate molds with the rest of the melted chocolate.
- Gently tap the chocolate mold to get rid off air bubbles.
- Place the mold in the fridge for about half an hour until chocolate sets.
- Ta da! Pop the frogs out (they will pop out easily once chocolate has set) and devour as desired.
Note: Because we are using chocolate without artificial preservatives and it is mixed with coconut oil which liquefies at room temperature, eating the frogs will be a yummy but messy endeavour.