The idea to make a Frozen chocolate puddle came to us when we were singing along with Olaf about how much better he’d be in summer. After Christmas we had a lot of candy and chocolates and marshmallows left and the boys wanted to make some chocolate like they’d seen in Hotel Chocolat at Christmas when they were shopping on Christmas Eve with their Dad. I’m just going to leave that there because nearly every year I get ready for Christmas a little bit early – or at least in a timely manner, and it’s hectic, and I’m stressed – but Gav, he ends up going to town on Christmas Eve and it’s ALWAYS quiet and stress free for him. If we did it the other way around you can guarantee I’d be a nervous wreck. Anyhow. Puddles.
HOW TO MAKE A FROZEN CHOCOLATE PUDDLE
FROZEN CHOCOLATE PUDDLE INGREDIENTS
Note that the chocolate itself isn’t frozen, this is all about Frozen [the film] – in case you’re confused. So, we decided to theme ours to Sven [who arrived on Christmas Morning and was waiting under the tree!] and Olaf. We found everything below out of the Christmas sweeties baskets, except for the greaseproof baking paper and tray.
- Milk Chocolate
- White Chocolate
- Baking paper
- chocolate malteser reindeer
- Snowman marshmallows
- Mini marshmallows
- pretzel sticks
- candy corn
- Jelly Tots
- Rainbow Belts
- Pretzel knots [antlers]
MELTING THE CHOCOLATE
I melt my chocolate in the microwave. Break it into small pieces and pop in a microwavable glass container and pop on high for one minute. Then I take it out and with a metal spoon, I stir it for as long as I can because it’s still melting and over microwaved chocolate is hopeless. I then pop it in for 30 seconds at a time and do the sam until I’m happy and the lumps have melted. The stirring takes longer than the melting.
PREPARE THE PUDDLE
Spread out some greaseproof paper and pour or spoon your puddle how you like it. We decided to alternate and it was around half a centimetre thick.
Let the chocolate set and cool for a few minutes before adding the decorations and press them lightly. If you have toddlers, be aware that at this point most of them become so over excited with the melted chocolate that it generally ends in carnage.
SETTING THE CHOCOLATE
Depending on how cold your kitchen is and what time of year you’re making it will decide for you where to set your chocolate. We set ours in the fridge as I had no safe counter space and within around half an hour it was ready. You can snap it, wrap it…or just eat it all as my boys did. Enjoy!