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My Kid Made Dessert: 'Chocolate Dreams'


My little Los Angeles family unit has joined my big family unit for the holidays up at my parents’ house in the mountains of southern Oregon. On our first night after spending a long day hunting down the perfect Christmas tree and getting it home and centered and decorated just so, we had to make a quick spaghetti dinner to feed 12 hungry grinches (did I mention it was a long day?). After dinner my little girl wanted to know what we had for dessert and we froze. We had nothing. Not even an old pint of ice cream in the freezer. So my kid went to work. No one was even paying attention, but every few moments I glimpsed a flurry of activity in the kitchen and lo and behold, the kid came up with this recipe (which she’s calling ‘Chocolate Dreams’) all on her own. Get the how-to from Sylvie after the jump …

We recreated the ‘Chocolate Dreams’ because it was so good and we had to document her creation.

  • Pouring in just the right number of chocolate chips 1 of 12
    Pouring in just the right number of chocolate chips
  • Ready, Set, Microwave! 2 of 12
    Ready, Set, Microwave!
  • Stirring the chocolate chips to get them evenly melted 3 of 12
    Stirring the chocolate chips to get them evenly melted
  • Two almonds each 4 of 12
    Two almonds each
  • Making sure every almond is evenly covered 5 of 12
    Making sure every almond is evenly covered
  • Mint shredding 6 of 12
    Mint shredding
  • Just a spoonful of sugar 7 of 12
    Just a spoonful of sugar
  • Graham cracker breaking 8 of 12
    Graham cracker breaking
  • ‘Plating’ up her dessert 9 of 12
    'Plating' up her dessert
  • Chocolate Dreams 10 of 12
    Chocolate Dreams
  • Stealing One! 11 of 12
    Stealing One!
  • Eating it up. 12 of 12
    Eating it up.

Chocolate Dream Recipe

3 whole graham crackers broken in to fourths.

24  whole almonds

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon sugar

8 mint leaves torn

Melt chocolate chips in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir and heat at 30 second intervals until completely melted. Stir in almonds, then add the sugar and stir. Tear the mint leaves and toss in the mixture and stir to combine and divide evenly among the graham crackers. Serves 12.

Check out the dinner my kid made me!

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