Are you one of those kids who loves chocolate more
than anything else in your Trick or Treat bag? When
you go to a house that has full-sized Hershey bars you
simply melt in your tracks, don't you?
I wanted to learn more about chocolate, so I went to the
J641.3374 section and pulled this book by Sandra Markle
off the shelf. It's called Chocolate - A Sweet History.
Just for fun, you can take this little quiz on
facts I learned from this book. The answers are at the
bottom of this blog.
1. There are chocolate trees. (True or false)
2. Guess how many beans it takes to make a pound of
3. Cacao (chocolate) beans have been used as money. (T or F)
4. What do you get when you mix cocoa powder, sugar, water,
melted butter together?
5. Name the state that Milton Hershey was born in, and later
became the home of the Hershey chocolate factory.
Make this yummy chocolate treat called
CHEWY CHOCOLATE YUM YUMS
2 cups crunchy chow mein noodles
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 12 oz. package chocolate chips
1. Pour the noodles and marshmallows into a mixing bowl.
2. With a grown-up's help, melt the chocolate chips in the
microwave or on the stovetop.
3. Have the grown-up pour the melted chocolate into the bowl.
4. Spoon the chocolate-coated noodles and marshmallows onto
waxed paper. Wait until the mixture cools a bit.
5. Shape the spoonfuls into balls about the size of ping pong
6. Place in the refrigerator to store until you EAT and ENJOY!
Now for the quiz answers:
2. 400 beans = 1 pound chocolate
3. Montezuma, a famous Aztec emperor, let the Mayans pay
their taxes in cacao beans.
4. Chocolate bar