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Max's Chocolate Chicken

Updated on April 18, 2014

Chocolate Chicken for Max and Ruby

When my children were just beginning to listen to stories I ran across the Max and Ruby stories. This cute little board books are not only appealing to babies and toddlers but continue to be interesting to children through preschool up to at least second grade. Max and his sister Ruby are bunnies are young bunnies. In the Story of Max's Chocolate Chicken, Max and Ruby are hunting for Easter eggs when Max discovers a Chocolate Chicken.

My children thought that that was a delightful idea so when Easter came around they wanted their own Chocolate Chicken. I am amazed to find that they still don't seem to be available commercially but I did discover molds for making your own.

Delight your children this year by helping them make their own Chocolate Chickens...

Max and Ruby Dolls - Max and Ruby Ty Beanie Babies

Ty Beanie Baby Max & Ruby Set
Ty Beanie Baby Max & Ruby Set

From the Manufacturer

Max loves trucks, mud, candy, and his big sister, Ruby! Ruby loves shopping, tea parties, and helping her little brother, Max!

 

Max's Chocolate Chicken Read Aloud - Max's Chocolate Chicken by Rosemary Wells

Max and his sister, Ruby, go on an Easter Egg Hunt and discover a Chocolate Chicken.

Chicken Mold - Chicken Mold for making a Chocolate Chicken

Kitchen Supply Chicken Cake Mold
Kitchen Supply Chicken Cake Mold

Product Description

Hand-crafted 8-inch Chicken Cake Mold inspired by Old World design, makes self-standing, 3-dimensional cake that is truly unique and a show stopper on the table. Beautifully hand-cast and polished in heavy food grade aluminum. Includes complete and easy instructions. Molds such as this are fast becoming collectible heirlooms. Make in the USA.

 

Ruby's Chocolate Duck - Chocolate Duck Mold

At the end of the story, Ruby receives a Chocolate Duck. Here is a mold for making a chocolate duck.

Cybrtrayd Life of the Party A115 3D Duck Chocolate Candy Mold in Sealed Protective Poly Bag Imprinted with Copyrighted Cybrtrayd Molding Instructions
Cybrtrayd Life of the Party A115 3D Duck Chocolate Candy Mold in Sealed Protective Poly Bag Imprinted with Copyrighted Cybrtrayd Molding Instructions

Product Description

This is a first quality, tough plastic mold. It is durable and reusable. It is not machine washable. Suitable for chocolate and soap making as well as plaster and concrete crafting. FDA approved.

 

How to Mold Chocolate - How to Mold your Chocolate Chicken

Molding a Chocolate Chicken is fairly easy if you follow these simple steps.

  1. Purchase either a block of chocolate or in a package of small disks of chocolate.
  2. Obtain a chicken mold.
  3. To temper the chocolate, melt it over a double boiler.
  4. Heat dark chocolate to 113 degrees Farenheit and cool to 88 degrees F. For milk chocolate, heat to 113 degrees F and cool to 82 degrees F.
  5. Pour melted chocolate into your chicken mold and roll the mold around until it has a thin even coating of chocolate.
  6. Put your Chicken mold in the freezer for 5 to 7 minutes.
  7. Take the mold out of the freezer and add another layer. You will probably need at least 7 layers.
  8. Your Chocolate Chicken should come out easily. If necessary you can tap the mold firmly against a counter.

How to make a Chocolate Bunny - Watch a Chocolate Bunny being made Professionally

Ken Slatter & Steven Howard demonstrate how an Easter Chocolate Bunny is made.

Chocolate for Making a Chocolate Chicken - 10 Pound Block of Chocolate

Now all you need is a large quantity of chocolate to mold into the shape of a Chocolate Chicken.

Prestige Milk Chocolate Block (10-lb.)
Prestige Milk Chocolate Block (10-lb.)

Product Description

Broc® 72110 ML Viscocity 90° Our most popular milk chocolate, this original Swiss formula has a predominant milk flavor and is less sweet. This is a 10 lb. Block. Note we only ship this item from Oct. 1st to April 1st, due to temperature. Also, note that we do not suggest orders shipped to locations where the temperature exceeds 65

 

Max and Ruby and The Chocolate Chicken

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I think Rosemary Wells does a wonderful job with the Max and Ruby books. I'm glad you featured it here.

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      Brandi 4 years ago from Maryland

      What a fun activity for kids! Max and Ruby is a popular cartoon in our house...we might just have to do this for Easter! :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Children love Max and Ruby and I feel sure they will love Max's Chocolate Chicken.

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      poutine 5 years ago

      When I was a child, I bought my mom a chocolate chicken for Easter and a chocolate fish for my dad.

      They did have them in a store in my little French-Canadian town. I'm surprised that you can't find them anymore.

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      The chocolate chicken is a great addition to our Easter tradition. My children will definitely be delighted.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Fabulous idea! My grandchildren would love these chocolate chickens. Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Missmerfaery444 6 years ago

      Wonderful! I have egg molds but would love to add bunny and chicken ones to my collection too! Blessed :)

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      bdkz 7 years ago

      Very cute. I love Max & Ruby!

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      Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

      @anonymous: I know exactly how you feel but my kids were thrilled to make Chocolate Chickens as I am sure that most children who read the story would be.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Well done, I must say I am more a fan of chocolate eggs than chocolate chicken or bunnies. I hate myself for biting into anything with a face on it. Thanks for the lens.

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      Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

      @rewards4life info: Thank you for stopping by to taste the Chocolate Chickens. Have a Happy Easter!

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      rewards4life info 7 years ago

      Chocolate bunnies do not last long in this house. =) I'd love to try to make one at home, maybe this year I could get a proper mould and do it. Lovely lens!

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      Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

      @Sylvestermouse: Thank you SquidAngel Mouse. Here's a virtual chocolate crumb to nibble on.

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      great lens...sounds yummy!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Great idea! It has been many years since I have molded my own chocolate, but your lens makes me want to run find my molds and go to work! Angel Blessed and added to my Squid Angel Mouse Tracks lens

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      Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

      @Lou165: I actually just checked online and found a site in Australia that sells Chocolate Bilby Molds called Choc Art. I had never heard of Chocolate Bilbies before. They are adorable.

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      Lou165 7 years ago from Australia

      What a great idea, my daughter didn't read that book so I never had to make chocolate chickens, but she does want to make a chocolate bilby (rabbits aren't allowed in Queensland, Australia so the bilby delivers our eggs) and finding a bilby mold isn't very easy!