The Crazy Kitchen: Cooking with your Toddler......Valentine Chocolate Crispy Heart

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Thursday 3 February 2011

Cooking with your Toddler......Valentine Chocolate Crispy Heart

Here is a recipe for a simple teatime treat that you can make with your toddler. It only takes around 20 minutes........although it did take longer with my little one as he doesn't like any help when he's weighing the cornflakes!

My kids like this served with a chocolate sauce, which is so simple to make (see below..)

Valentine Chocolate Crispy Heart.

You will need :

Greaseproof paper
100g plain or milk chocolate (I used a mixture of both)
40g butter or margarine
40g Golden Syrup
75g Cornflakes

Simple Chocolate Sauce

Pack of instant custard Powder
60g plain chocolate - broken into small pieces

First you will need to make a template for your cake - I lined a 30cm round tray with a sheet of greaseproof & drew a heart - if you don't feel confident drawing a freehand heart you can find templates here which can be enlarged, then turn the paper over so that the lines are on the underside of the paper.

Melt the chocolate, butter & syrup in a pan over a low heat, until smooth.

tip : I weigh the ingredients directly into the saucepan to save on washing up!

Pour the cornflakes into a large mixing bowl  and add the melted chocolate mixture.

This part took a while !!

Mix well 

Spread over the greaseproof paper template, trying to keep within the shape as much as possible.

tip: Whilst you are concentrating on forming your perfect heart let your toddler lick the bowl out!

The best bit !!

Refrigerate for around 30 minutes until set.

Remind me to buy him a non pink apron !

Chocolate Sauce

Make up the custard as per directions on the pack.

Stir in the chocolate until melted

Serve a slice of crispy cake with warm sauce poured over the top.  

and for the sole purpose of testing, I ate this seconds

I have also now joined in the valentine party at A Holiday Haven. You can join in too by clicking the banner below :


  1. What a lovely idea! Thanks for the follow. ;o)

  2. This is adorable! Cute little one you have too. Love the chocolate smile. :)

  3. thanks! he may look cute but he is the devil in disguise!!

  4. Lovely to find a blog where the kids feature... so many of them no longer mention the small folk.

    Great blog,

    Liska x
    (I found you via BMB under 5s group)

  5. wow! both this recipe and the cakes look fab. I love cornflake cakes - reminds me of being a little girl and making them with my mum! lovely
    also found you via BMB! great blog - keep at it!


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