The Tiki allowing Jake to enter the hideout is a key character to the story, and we also get to see the Tiki forest regularly in the show.
From past experiences, I know that kids get crazy for little chocolates in cute shapes, so I anticipated chocolate Tikis to be a success (and so they were, all gone in a few minutes !).
However I was disappointed to realize nobody sells chocolate Tikis online... I could have had them ordered from some chocolatiers on Etsy who do custom orders, but they would have cost me a small fortune (and by now you know I try and stay reasonable with the budget...).
So I started looking for a Tiki mold (which I found on Amazon here) and watching videos on how to temper chocolate, a process I was dreading...
Well I am pleased to report I found the perfect video demonstrating how to temper chocolate WITHOUT a thermometer ! It is so well explained that, believe it or not, I managed to make perfect chocolates the first time I tried !!! (I wasn't so lucky the second time though as I overcooked the chocolate in the bain marie. I would recommend using a microwave instead as shown in the video)
Video from Recipes 4 Us on YouTube.
Many thanks to Recipes4you for such a good tutorial.