MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Young Cultivator Merit Badges

Farm Kitchen

7. Mmm Chocolate!

Beginner Level

  • Ask your librarian for a book about the history of chocolate for children. Some suggestions: Smart About Chocolate! by Sandra Markle, No Monkeys, No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart and Alan Young, or Chocolate: Riches from the Rainforest by Robert Burleigh.

Intermediate Level

  • Sample three different types of chocolate: dark, milk, and white. Can you taste the difference with your eyes closed? Which is your favorite?
  • Pick out a chocolate recipe to make with your farmgirl mentor.

Expert Level

  • Make your chocolate recipe and serve to your family. Tell them about the process of chocolate making while they're sampling.
  • Read the book or watch the film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Bonus points for doing both.

January, 2018 Edition