Giant Funky Chocolate Cubes

These giant chocolate cubes look fantastic and make anyone look like a pro chocolatier! 😉

These cubes can be used as decoration, unique treats or even placed in hot milk to create funky looking hot chocolate drinks!

As a warning though, making them is super messy and quite a bit trickier than it looks!

What you need:

  • 1 x Mammoth Cubes Tray
  • Cooking chocolate (a few large bars of a both white chocolate a milk chocolate – mixing white and milk chocolate looks the best)
  • toothpicks (for creating swirls)
  • Chocolate melting tools:
    • Heat-proof bowl (microwave safe if using the microwave technique)
    • Cooking pot or microwave

Note: you’ll need about 75 grams of chocolate per cube

How to make it:

  1. Break up your chocolate bars in to small pieces (this will make it easier to melt evenly).
  2. Make sure your Mammoth Cubes tray is cleaned and dry before starting to melt the chocolate
  3. Next melt the chocolate using one of these two techniques:
    1. Cooking pot: (recommended) put a small amount of water in your pan; enough to create steam under the bowl without the water touching the bottom. Place your pan on the hob on a medium to high heat so start the water steaming. Next, put the bowl on top of the pan making sure the water isn’t touching the bottom of the bowl and put the chocolate pieces in the bowl. The steam will melt the chocolate with an even heat from underneath. Stir frequently with a wooden spoon to avoid burning the chocolate.
    2. Microwave: this technique involves less equipment, but is actually more difficult to get right as it is easy to burn the chocolate this way. So we recommend the cooking pot method. However, if you need to, or simply would rather, use the Microwave method then here is how you do it… place your chocolate pieces in a microwave proof bowl and microwave it on low to medium setting for short bursts and stirring in between. Microwaving on a lower setting for for very short bursts is key otherwise you will burn the chocolate and will have to start all over again. Keep doing this until you get an even liquid consistency.
  4. If you are using both white and milk chocolate for your cubes, you will need to do the melting for both at the same time so they are ready for pouring at the same time.
  5. Now pour your chocolate in to the cube troughs. This can be fiddly and very messy depending on how good your bowls are at pouring (you may want to use another container or ladle for the pouring).
  6. If you are using both white and milk chocolate in the same cube, try to pour them in at the same time. Then to make the swirl effect, stick a tooth pick in and move it slowly around in circles.
  7. Finally leave the cubes out to cool and then place them in the fridge to help accelerate the cooling. Bare in mind these cubes are big so it will take a good few hours to cool them completely.
  8. When they have cooled take them out and marvel at the amazing swirling patterns!
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