Making Chocolate Shards

Aha! Here is a great trick. When you want to bring the level of ‘haha, look at what I can do’, try this. Easy and almost too much fun.

  • 6 – 8 oz. good quality dark chocolate
  • waxed paper

How simple is that? Temper the chocolate as you normally would. Place the waxed paper on a hard work surface and pour the chocolate on it, spreading it thinly to about a 10 inch square.

While warm, spread another piece of waxed paper on top, carefully pressing out any air bubbles that may be showing.

Using  a 3/4 inch wide cylinder, roll up the waxed paper and chill at least for 3 hours and as long as 5 days.

To get the shards for your dessert, unroll the waxed paper. The chocolate cracks causing the shards.

Peel back the top waxed paper and using a spatula, carefully lift off the shards.

Now, aren’t  you clever? You bet…..people will want to know just how you did that. You gonna tell?  I bet not. Just smile.

Thank you, no applause is necessary. Okay, just a little. Thank you.


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