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Recipe: Chocolate Modeling Clay
by Rondi Hillstrom Davis and Janell Sewall Oakes
Together:  Creating Family Traditions
www.togetherparenting.com

This is a fun and easy recipe to do with children. And, for anyone who needs an excuse to eat chocolate this Valentine's Day, you will be happy to know that chocolate is full of mood enhancers that add to a sense of satisfaction and well being. So celebrate! It's good for you.



Ingredients
6 oz. chocolate chips
5 teaspoons corn syrup
1 gallon size zip-top bag
Rolling pin, cookie cutters, plastic table knife

Directions
1. Melt the chocolate chips in the top half of a double boiler.
Stir in the corn syrup.

2. Using a wide mouth jar as a stand, place the zip-top bag inside, making sure the top edges of the bag drape over the outside of the jar. Pour the melted chocolate into the bag and seal. Let it cool.

3. Knead until the chocolate is well mixed, and smooth. You may want to add a few drops of water for a softer consistency.

4. Use nonstick cooking spray to grease your work surface, rolling pin, cookie cutters, and your hands. As you begin to work the clay, the warmth from the kneading will make dough smooth and shiny. Cut, shape and sculpt your Valentine creations.

5. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

 

Copyright 2004 Nine Twenty Press
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About the Authors: Rondi Hillstrom Davis and Janell Sewall Oakes are the co-authors of the award-winning book Together: Creating Family Traditions. To check out their website that's jam packed with family ideas, visit http://www.togetherparenting.com  - To subscribe to their online newsletter, go to http://www.togetherparenting.com/feedback.asp





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