Adult supervision and participation is required for this activity. Also maybe a
few words on why you can eat THIS clay but not other "non-edibles"!!
10 ounces of chocolate (chopped chunks or chips)
1/3 cup light corn syrup
Note: the chocolate can be substituted with almond bark, or colored candy disks
to create different colored flowers
Melt the chocolate in a microwave for 1 minute. Stir. If chocolate is not
completely melted, return to the microwave for 30 seconds at a time and stir
until smooth. If you don't have a microwave, place the chocolate in the top of a
double broiler over hot water and stir until melted.
When the chocolate is melted, add the corn syrup and blend.
Pour the mixture onto a waxed paper sheet.
Spread the chocolate with your fingers until it's about 1/2-inch thick. Cover
loosely with waxed paper and let it stiffen for at least a couple hours or
overnight. The chocolate will become very pliable.
Making a Chocolate Rose:
Have the kids roll 10 marble-sized balls out of the chocolate clay. Place the
balls on a waxed paper sheet, about 1 inch apart. Place another waxed paper
sheet on top. Big or little thumbs can press each marble into a flat disk (about
the size of a quarter). Use some pressure!
To form the rose:
Remove 1 disk and curl it into a "teepee" shape, narrow at the top and wider at
the bottom. Wrap the next disk around the opening of the teepee and the third
disk at the back of the teepee. This is the rose bud. Continue adding disks
which will look like petals. Continue to layer them to create a rose in bloom.
They will harden after a few days and can be saved by storing in a cool, dry
place. Since this recipe is the consistency of modeling clay, you can mold any
shape you want.