Monday, October 20, 2014

Candy Corn Chocolate Milk {or Hot Chocolate... You decide!}

My kids L-O-V-E love milk! Regular, chocolate, strawberry... all of the above! As we were sitting at the table enjoying some candy corns and drinking milk, I had an "apostrophe"... {name that movie!} What about candy corn milk? .... Yes please! 
So my kids and I got to work! It was a spur of the moment success! We basically made a syrup you would mix into milk. {Just like you would mix up your own chocolate milk.} The best part is the syrup just sat there for a few days and anytime we wanted candy corn milk we would just mix some up... until it was gone. 
I have been so inspired by my friends over at @littlesouschef who promote having your kids help with all the cooking. What a great way to be creative at home! If you don't follow them you should! They post some awesome recipes and show how your kids are great helping hands!
 It was really fun to teach my kids about measuring and what's more fun than measuring out candy?!!! Brandon was assigned to measure out the candy corns and Sophie was in charge of the chocolate chips. They may have been eating them along the way too...ha ha! 
When it was time to cook they loved throwing in the candy to melt it and of course stirring their little hearts out. 
This was a great recipe for kids to help with because it's festive, simple, and absolutely delicious! 
Just to add more steps for the kids to help with, we topped the milk with whipped cream and some Halloween Sprinkles. 

Candy Corn Chocolate Milk {or Hot Chocolate... You decide!} 

Ingredients: 
1 cup of candy corns
1/2 cup of white chocolate chips
2 tablspoons of butter
1/2 cup of milk 
plenty of milk for the drink
optional: whip cream, sprinkles, fun straws 

Directions: 
Melt butter in sauce pan on medium heat. Add candy corns and stir constantly until melted. Turn the heat down to low and add white chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of milk. Continue stirring until completely melted and mix in well. The syrup is done. Let it cool down a little and pour some into a glass of milk and mix well. {I put ours in the freezer for a couple of minutes to let it chill a bit.} I estimate that you need about 1 tablespoon of syrup for 1/2 cups of milk. In my opinion the milk is flavored just right but not too sweet. {But it's really up to you how sweet you like it.} Top with whipped cream and sprinkles. Drink up! 
You could also make candy corn hot chocolate by just skipping the part where you cool off the syrup and just add it to warm or hot milk. I tried it and it's just as yummy! But it's too hot here in San Diego, so we will stick to the cold version for now!

 
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