f o r e v e r .... If you heat it too fast, too high, too long and don't stir it in-between heatings you risk making a glob of stinky, burnt chocolate.
The SLP had students say whole sentences about which color chocolate they wished to use, made them ask for the lollipop sticks and other materials/tools. I was watching their hand control and motor planning during spoon dipping and pouring plus their ability to use a hot pad to retrieve the measuring cups from the microwave.
|Painting in the pink bunny ears before spooning in the white or dark chocolate.|
These students, in a class for high schoolers with autism, spend many hours each week working on cooking tasks with their teachers, as part of their pre-vocational training and self-help practice. Some students are very adept in their basic cooking skills!
Many thanks to the PTSO (Parent-Teacher-Student-Organization) at Midlo High for generously giving us a gift card to use for funding these activities!