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Edible Moon Rocks – Space Themed Snack Recipe to Cook with Kids

Looking for a fun recipe to cook with kids. These delicious and easy Space themed activity is inspired by the book Tanner Turbeyfill and the Moon Rocks are ideal to make at home with your children. Check out this simple recipe for Moon Rocks that you and the kids will enjoy making and then eating.

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Tanner Turbeyfill and the Moon Rocks was written by Anna Browning and friend of Dusty who wrote the post. I love that we are supporting a local author and it’s really neat to be able to share with my children that their friends know the person that wrote the book we are enjoying!

This book is about a rather imaginative son of an astronaut who ends up taking a surprise trip to the moon to find some precious moon rocks to add to his prized rock collection.

My children adored this story.  My six-year-old son has recently begun to hunt around our yard and other places to find what he calls “special gems” which are really rocks that he thinks look interesting.

His interest was piqued even more after this book and he’s now begun to see if he too can discover one of these rare stones from the moon.

To go along with the story, we decided to make edible moon rocks. What child doesn’t love a craft that they can eat!! 

To do this, you will be using a chocolate clay as the base. This is a quick and simple activity that your children will love to make and devour!

Looking for more moon books to read together then check out our Best Moon Books for Kids.

Making Edible Moon Rocks with Kids

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Edible Moon Rocks to Cook with Kids

Cerys Parker
Simple recipe to create some edible moon rocks. Ideal to cook with kids.
3.40 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Setting Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 3 Rocks
Calories 727 kcal


  • 1 bag dark chocolate chips
  • 1 bottle Shimmer Silver Spray for Cakes
  • cup honey
  • Silver Sprinkles


  • In a large glass bowl, pour all of the chocolate chips. 
  • Microwave on high for one minute. 
  • The chips will have melted slightly. Stir them and put them back into the microwave for one more minute.
  •  Remove them and stir until any remaining chunks are incorporated well.
  • Pour in the honey and stir some more. 
  • Place a piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet. 
  • Dump the chocolate/honey mixture on to it and spread it out until it’s about ½ inch thick. 
  • Shake out some sprinkles to cover the surface. 
  • Let sit for at least four hours or overnight.
  • The mixture will solidify, but will also be pliable. When enough time has passed, knead the clay a bit, adding more sprinkles until it is sufficiently sparkling.
  • Break off small pieces of the clay and shape them into rocks. 
  • Pour a little more sprinkles out on your wax paper and roll your rocks gently through them to give them a good shining coating.
  • Enjoy your edible moon rocks.


Calories: 727kcalCarbohydrates: 95gProtein: 9gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 33gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 123mgPotassium: 737mgFiber: 4gSugar: 70gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 343mgIron: 2mg
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  1. Nice recipe, but in the directions you keep mentioning sprinkles; however, in the ingredients there are no sprinkles, only a bottle of shimmer silver spray for cakes.

    1. Thank you so much – no one has ever pointed that out before. I’ve just added it to the ingredients list.

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