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Festive Chocolate Truffles

Create some fun and festive treats!

You will need

  • Microwave
  • Pans
  • Stove
  • Heatproof bowls
  • Decorations including fondant and cutters (see individual designs for their requirements)

Before you begin

Reflection

This activity was about developing skills and being creative with how we present food. What makes our food appealing? Discuss how the decorations that you have available could help you make other themed truffles. What challenges did you find while decorating your truffles? What changes to the recipe can you make to accommodate people who may not eat certain ingredients, like chocolate?

Safety

All activities must be safely managed. Use the safety checklist to help you plan and risk assess your activity. Do a risk assessment and take appropriate steps to reduce risk. Always get approval for the activity and have suitable supervision and an InTouch process.

Cooking

Teach young people how to use cooking equipment safely. Supervise them appropriately throughout. Make sure it’s safe to use and follow manufacturers’ guidelines for use.

Fires and stoves

Make sure anyone using fires and stoves is doing so safely. Check that the equipment and area are suitable and have plenty of ventilation. Follow the gas safety guidance. Have a safe way to extinguish the fire in an emergency.

Food

Check for allergies before you begin and read the guidance on food safety. Make sure you have suitable areas for storing and preparing food and avoid cross contamination of different foods.

Flammable items

Always take care when using flammable items (especially if you’re near fire). Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.