Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Chocolate Tomb Easter Treats

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Chocolate Tomb Easter Treats

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You and your kids will love these yummy Easter treats.  They are very easy to assemble, especially if you can find small hollow chocolate eggs.  I could not find the size that I wanted, so I made my own by melting chocolate and pouring it into halves of plastic eggs.  It was a bit tricky to get my chocolate shells out of the eggs, but well-worth the end product.  We then use Nutella to adhere the chocolate egg shell on top of a chocolate covered Oreo cookie (but you could use any chocolate covered cookie or make your own.)  Then we made little crosses out of toothpicks and stuck them in the cookie to complete our empty chocolate tomb treats.



We paired our craft with the reading of "My First Story of the First Easter" by Deanna Draper Buck.  This is a very straight-forward story of Easter with really nice illustrations.  It also explains what we as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints know to be true about Christ's visit to his "other sheep": the Nephites (the people of the Book of Mormon) living on the American continent at the time of Christ, people who looked forward to his coming.

This story helps reinforce to young readers that Jesus was the Savior of ALL the world, that he cared for and ministered to all of his children, and that the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the symbol of his empty tomb is the message of hope and freedom to all people who have ever lived, where ever they have lived.



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10 comments:

  1. sitting here trying to figure out if i could actually eat the empty tomb....not sure i could

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  2. Well the bread and water represent his body and blood, and we partake of that pretty easily! :)

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  3. Very clever and so neat! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. fun idea, I gave my grandkids (daniel's) that book last year-

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  5. Jocelyn... you WON my giveaway for the almond blossom journal. Congratulations!!!

    May it provide lots of joy and creative moments.

    Get in touch with me with your address so I can pop it in the mail to you this week!

    Best..........

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  6. What a great craft that is. I love it!

    =)

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  7. What a great idea; thanks for sharing it and also your thoughts. Blessings to you! LeAnn

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  8. such a great creation with a symbolism that will never be forgoteten, especially by a child...beautifully done.

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  9. I love that book, and the empty tomb is amazing. Love it, and so will my kids!

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