When it comes to cooking, Mr Button largely congratulates me whilst patting his daddy tummy and licking his chops. However, as soon as the word baking gets heard, he has a habit of scarpering off into the sunset whilst mumbling things like, ‘oh no, don’t do it, really, do you have to’. You see… that’s what I have to put up with. Anyway, we all know that practice makes perfect, but sometimes you just want something super easy, that will look good (no matter what) and is cheap as chips to make. So… behold my very simple no-bake Christmas Log. It is impossible to get this wrong.
I am one of those people who look at the title first… ‘ooohhhh simple no-bake Christmas log’, and then think great. It’s simple. Ok. Next, I will scour the page to find the ‘what you need’ bit. The shorter the better I say. So in keeping with the theme, simple, here is the list of goodies you need to gather.
See, told you it was simple.
There is really nothing to it. Apart from the bit where the chocolate needs to be melted, most little ones should be able to lead the way on this no-bake make.
Find a plate that will fit your Swiss roll… I mean, Christmas log. Now that was the hardest part. Could I find a plate big enough? No. If you happen to be in the same boat, just cut it in half. That way you can make 2 for the price of 1.
Your helpful tot should have fun breaking up the chocolate into little pieces. The quickest way to melt chocolate is in the microwave, so place the broken pieces into a microwaveable bowl and zap. I did this in bursts of 10 seconds.
For some reason, when melted, Galaxy chocolate is not particularly hot and stays in a good melted state for quite a long time. So, I handed the cooled bowl over to Little Button for a bit of mixing to make sure it was all melted and gloopy.
Hand over that spoon and let your little one drizzle, plop and splurge the Swiss roll with chocolate. Try and get them to cover the whole thing where possible.
My little ones favourite bit, bedazzling the Chocolate logs! You can use whatever you have to hand, but as marshmallows are a firm favourite, we first generously dotted those on. She then chose a selection of sprinkles from her ‘Frozen’ sprinkle pot, and those got dotted on to.
And there you have it, a super simple no-bake Christmas log. It turned out so well, that we are going to do it again. This time going the whole hog to recreate a more traditional Christmas log, dusted with snow (icing) and topped with little marzipan holly and a robin.