Yes I know, you are looking at these home-made golden coins, and you might be thinking – why not buy them – why go to the hassle? Well, one outrageous, life threatening allergy to dairy, and a 5-year-old boy who wanted gold pirate coins ~ need I say more. The gold chocolate coins you buy in the store are typically made with dairy, so a no go for us.
So for ‘Talk like a Pirate Day’ all I could do was make some chocolate buttons; not enough notice…only found out three day’s before that the Teachers were handing out gold chocolate (dairy) coins to all the pre-primary children. However, since then I have been on a quest and have found a golden chocolate maker at a local store for $11!
You need to add your own chocolate
The box comes with only four chocolate moulds
Chocolate coin making station
Pressing out the foil, ready to stamp onto the coins
The making of this Pirate Treasure is tricky, like following a treasure map! And the embossing of the pattern, near on impossible, you must have the chocolate at the right temperature, but all of this is not important, because my little boy loves that the chocolate is in golden foil, chocolate coins are now in the realm of magic and wonder!
What is it about packaging that makes the ordinary – extraordinary? His feedback “delicious – can I take the golden coins to share with my class?” Love his generosity.
For the record, there are four chocolate molds in the box, and we made a huge total of 8 coins! Ha! My son and my husband had one a piece – hence only 6 for the photograph!