Chocolate Racing Cars

My baby boy turned 3 today.  The last couple of weeks have been particularly busy and poor Elliott had to follow me over the other side of town for yet another house meeting this morning, which isn’t the ideal way to spend your third birthday. I will get baking later in the week for a special playdate with his buddies.

Cooking for Elliott is tricky as he can be quite fussy.  He loves something one day and won’t touch it the next but I know this is common in toddlers.  But to make birthday baking slightly difficult Elliott has decided he doesn’t eat cake anymore and he doesn’t like ice cream.  But he does have a weakness for chocolate.

So I made a quick dash to the shops after school pick ups for a box of tiny teddies biscuits, a bag of mini chocolate bars and a bag of chocolate Smarties.  Then the kids helped ‘glue’ everything together to make little chocolate racing cars.  The kids all had fun making, playing and eating.  Hands down the easiest birthday ‘baking’ which meant more time to enjoy the afternoon with my big 3 year old.

chocolate racing cars

tiny teddy biscuits
mini chocoalte bars (I used Milky Ways)
icing or melted chocolate for ‘glueing’

Use the icing or melted chocolate to ‘glue’ four Smarties to the chocolate bar as wheels.  Attach another Smartie for the steering wheel and a tiny teddy driver.

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6 Responses to Chocolate Racing Cars

  1. Diana says:

    awww… they’re so cute!!! I’ll definitely have to try that with my kids – they’ll love it!!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    This is such a fantastic idea. Racing never tasted so good!

  3. cassie says:

    What a great idea – even amongst the madness of house building!

  4. anabel says:

    Trying these racing car and the teacups for my nephews birthday however I am having difficulty with the icing sugar ‘glue’. My smarties and fruit tingles aren’t sticking….any ideas anyone??

    • natalie says:

      If I’m using icing I make it quite thick and hold the smarties down for a little to stick. But I mostly use melted white chocolate or milk chocolate. But once again I hold down the smarties for a few counts to help them set. Hope that helps!

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