We love chocolate! So we jumped at the chance to create a fun treat using DOVE® Whole Fruit Dipped in Dark Chocolate, provided by our sponsor DOVE®. We decided to combine the chocolate treats with marshmallows and make a snack necklace. The necklace was a fun way to control the amount of chocolate they ate while giving them a treat they were super excited about!
- Waxed floss
- DOVE® Whole Fruit Dipped in Dark Chocolate
- marshmallows (or o-shaped cereal, pretzels, gummies)
- yarn needle
We tried three different kinds of DOVE® Whole Fruit Dipped in Dark Chocolate: cranberry, cherry, and blueberry. I love that they were actual whole dried fruit. And of course I loved the Dove® dark chocolate coating.
For our activity, we used the cherry fruit candies because I liked the size they were for the necklace. I pushed holes into the chocolates and into the marshmallows using a yarn needle. I pulled a length of floss out of the container, without cutting it off. I wanted one of the ends still attached to the floss so I didn’t have to worry about the treats falling or not making the string long enough.
Then I strung the treats onto the floss. I used the scissors to cut the tip off the floss every once in a while, if it got too gummed up with marshmallow. Once the necklace was the length I wanted, I cut the floss off the floss container, and tied the necklace.
The marshmallows are super sticky, so once I pushed the hole through them, I just sort of spread them apart and pushed them onto the floss. Some of the chocolates split when I pushed the hole through them. Depending on how much they split I set them aside (which means I ate them) or just used them anyway. They still taste great!
I loosely tied the necklaces on the kids once they were done – but I made them stay seated while wearing it. And they pretty much just wanted to sit down and eat their snack anyway!
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