It’s Friday!! I want to scream it from the rooftops, it’s Friday!
It has been a long week my friends, and I can only hope that you are just as excited as I am 🙂
Fortunately, it’s not only Friday, it’s Family Fun Friday! Time for another movie and a new movie inspired activity to help you kick off your own set of family movie nights!
This week was my oldest’s turn to pick a movie and he stayed true to his current obsession, The LEGO Movie. With that, we decided to create a fun LEGO inspired treat that is just as much fun to make as it is to eat!
Now, when I say these are a treat, I mean it. There is just a bit too much sugar in these babies for them to be considered an okay snack, but they were the perfect compliment to our movie night and the kids had a blast making them!
Making these candy LEGOs is super simple! You’ll need:
- Silicone LEGO mold
- Candy melts in different colors
- Mix-Ins (think mini M&Ms, pretzels, things like that)
We decided to try out a few different things to see what we liked best and got out some mini M&Ms, pretzels, and a few mini Twix bars.
Go ahead and get those all chopped up so that they’ll easily fit into your LEGO molds.
Now, while these are easy to make, the adult in the group is going to need to help a bit with this step!
You need to start melting your chocolate, you can do this either in your microwave or in a double boiler, but the melted chocolate will be very hot for a minute or two and we don’t want any tiny fingers to get burned!
Once your chocolate is completely melted, pour a small amount into each mold (adults, that step is for you) and tap your mold on the table a few times to smooth it out and fill the bottom of each well.
After you have that base, you can start adding your mix-ins. This is a great step for little helpers because they get to pick and choose what they want in each of their candy bricks.
When you’ve filled your mold, fill up each of the wells the rest of the way with more of your chocolate. Now, you could easily mix up the colors and make rainbow bricks if you really wanted but we chose to stick with a single color. According to the 4 year old, that’s what makes them like real LEGOs 🙂
To help them set, pop your mold into the freezer for 15-20 minutes and you’re done!
Just pop them out of the silicone mold and you’re ready to eat, or build if the mood strikes 🙂
Pair them with your movie night and you’ve got yourselves a one of a kind evening that the kids will talk about forever!
This post is part of Family Fun Fridays! A new series of fun, themed movie nights from myself, The Mad Mommy, Mommy in Sports, Gym. Craft. Laundry, and Minutes of Motherhood. Check out their sites for more fantastic ideas!