Monday, April 11, 2011

Chocolate Salt Dough Easter Ornaments

With Easter coming up I thought we could try making CHOCOLATE salt dough ornaments with colored candy windows.  Of course, these are not edible!

I had used these crushed jolly ranchers before in Secret Message Decoder Cookies and Candy Heart Gingerbread Men, but I wasn't too fond of the jolly rancher stickiness {next time I will use lifesavers}.  So, I was thinking of ways to get rid of the extra candy and thought this would be perfect!

I changed my usual recipe {found here} by adding more salt and less flour in hopes that the ornaments would not rise and become puffy like they sometimes do - it worked out great!

Chocolate Salt Dough
2 cups salt
1 cup flour
1 cup cocoa
1 cup warm water
{you can always cut this recipe in half}

Mix dry ingredients together and add water to form dough.  Knead well.  Dust surface with cocoa and roll to a 1/4"-3/4" thickness.
Use your cookie cutters to cut out the large shape first.  Lift with a spatula and place ornament on a lightly sprayed, foil-lined cookie sheet.  Once large cut-out is on the foil then use a smaller cookie cutter or a bread knife to cut out a window pane.  Lift the window pane cut-out with a fork.  Remember to use a straw or chop stick to make a hole if you want to hang them with ribbon.

Bake at 250 F for about 45 minutes.

While the ornaments are baking, crush up your candies by putting them in a freezer bag and hitting with a rolling pin.

Once your ornaments are ready add your crushed candy and put back in the oven for another 5-8 minutes or until the candy is melted.

Let cool and gently lift and peel the ornament from the foil.

I love the way this chocolate Easter egg turned out!

We hung all our favorites from our mantle to decorate for the Easter season.

Have fun!


  1. Oh my! Those look good enough to eat!!!!! They look really pretty on the mantel piece too!

    Thanks for linking up to Kids Get Crafty :-)


  2. They are so cool! Love the last chocolate egg too! Stopping by from Red Ted.


  3. Love this! They are so pretty! I would love if you would link this up to Made by Little Hands Mondays!
    Thanks so much!
    Oh, and I featured you this week!

  4. I love that you made these for Easter! How fun!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at For the Kids Friday! I will be posting the next party tomorrow night. I'd love to have you back for more fun this week!

    :)rachel at


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