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Mad Science Party Food: Chocolate Brains

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When I created my mad science party themed dessert table, I tried to get really creative with some of the food ideas. Since then, I have received a lot of question about what I did and how I did it. These chocolate brains were one of the easiest — and most impactful — items on the dessert table.

I actually used the Fred & Friends Brain Freeze Ice Cube Tray to make the chocolates, which you can buy on Amazon.

(I also used it for ice cubes at my own mad science birthday party and it was super fun. I think the adults loved it as much as the kid’s did. LOL)

Here’s how you can make your own chocolate brains for a mad science party:

1. Melt about a half pound of good quality chocolate chips or wafers in a small pan. Don’t cheap out here with no name brand. The brains are about two inches in size so you want a decent quality chocolate or it’s not going to be a great treat.

2. I’ve never been great at melting chocolate, so, if you’re like me, this is a do as I say not as I do moment.  Do not get distracted. Keep stirring. Before they are completely melted remove from the heat and stir until all chips are in liquid form.

3. CAREFULLY pour the chocolate into each brain cavity of the tray.

4. To reduce the amount of chocolate you are using, fill each brain cavity half-way up with chocolate then add a treat and fill the remainder. Treats can include fresh fruit such as strawberries, raspberries or bananas or a no-egg cookie dough or even a mini cookie.

5. Immediately put the tray into the fridge. You will want it to set at least 24 hours but 48 is even better.

Note: This post has my Amazon affiliate link to the ice cube tray, but I was not compensated to write it. I actually bought the ice cube tray myself and love it — and included the link as I get so many questions about this party set-up.

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.