How to Make Decorative Chocolate Garnish – Easy!

On a whim recently (and with CHOCOLATE MONTH in mind), I decided to share how to easily make chocolate garnish to decorate a dessert.  Want to know how?

How to Make Decorative Chocolate Garnish @ CurtainQueenCreates.com

All you do is melt baking chips (white or dark) in the microwave.  For 1/4 cup of chips, use 70% power level for 15 seconds.  Stir and repeat until melted.  Mine melted in 45 seconds.

Melting Baking Chips

Stir until smooth.

Spread quickly onto a piece of wax paper.  You can smooth yours, but I like the texture you get from a “rough spread”.  It gives it sort of a rippled effect.

How to Make Decorative Chocolate Garnish

Let cool to set.  Break apart into large pieces and remove from paper.

How to Make Decorative Chocolate Garnish

So easy, right?

For a fancier look, use a stencil – a clean one  (not one you’ve used previously with paint – ha).

How to Make Decorative Chocolate Garnish

Melt the chocolate like before, and spread the chocolate over the punched-out stencil motif.

How to Make Decorative Chocolate Garnish

After taking the last picture, I decided to smooth the chocolate quickly with my pastry scraper.  Sorry, no picture made of that!

As soon as chocolate is spread to your liking, remove the stencil.

How to Make Decorative Chocolate Garnish

When the chocolate motif has cooled enough to handle without melting in your hands, cut motif into manageable sections.

How to Make Decorative Chocolate Garnish

Remove carefully from wax paper.  If one breaks, awe, boo…you get to eat it.  😉

Garnish your chosen dessert.  There.  Isn’t that special?

How to Make Decorative Chocolate Garnish

If your darlin’ prefers white chocolate (like HH does), then by all means, make a garnish using white chocolate!

How to Make Decorative Chocolate Garnish

What I call the broken “brickle” garnish is by far the easiest to make.

Enjoy, and blessings~

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    • says

      You were! Powdered sugar through doilies make such pretty decorations! A plastic stencil would probably work better for the chocolate garnish, but all I have (that hadn’t been used for paint) are these cardboard ones from WalMart. They aren’t durable for multiple uses, though. I hope your weekend goes great!

  1. Robin says

    I could go for one of those right about now broken or whole. I’m not picky. Lol
    But of course my body decides during chocolate month (of all times!) that it can no longer tolerate even the little piece of chocolate I have been eating every other day or so. Just my luck! Drats! I woke up itching like crazy at 5 am and couldn’t get back to sleep. Not funny when you went to bed at 12 and have to get up at 6:20. I realized the itching was the chocolate. So much for a “slight” intolerance. Booooooo!
    So now ST gets to eat the rest of my very expensive soy free dairy free stevia chocolate bars. I had 2 of them. I have to look on the bright side…..I can’t fix my busted immune system if I am ingesting intolerable foods and I will be saving myself a LOT of money not buying the bars! I get them for $5.95 each. That is cheap compared to everywhere else (even online). They go for $6.90 each.

    I don’t exactly like carob but it’s all I’ve got left. Anyone for Carob Month? I didn’t think so. Hahaha!

    I will survive. I had to give up chocolate in college when I got hit with IBS after taking Accutane for my acne. Chocolate was a trigger. My friend says it triggers her acid reflux. Man, how can something so yummy make ya feel lousy. It isn’t fair. Lol

    I also wanted to mention that we are attending a revival this weekend. Last night, tonight and Sunday night. I grew up Catholic. My church now came out of a Baptist church but is called a Christian Community church. Our services aren’t like some churches where people start jumping around and catching the Holy Ghost. I am not used to seeing people fall out on the floor or jump around for that matter. No yelling out either. So it still kinda freaks me out a bit when I do see all of that. And last night they were a-jumpin and
    fallin out. Lol. I’m sure we will see more of that tonight and Sunday night. Lol My husband is speaking on Fatherhood tonight. People don’t realize that if there is no father in the house or if the father is not properly equipped spiritually the kids are gonna have issues. Back in the depression era men worked all the jobs they could get. So that may have meant they were only home to get a few hours sleep and rarely saw the kids. So how could they “father”? So their sons were not properly equipped to father. So even if the next generation of fathers were in the house and home by dinner kids still were not always getting what they. Ended because their fathers just didn’t know. That is where CHURCH come and in. Churches are supposed to teach men how to be the right kind of father. Fathers need to know what their kids’ “bent” is and lead the kids in the right direction. Wanting your kids to go to college is a great thing, but forcing them to pick a career where they can be “successful” based on what the dad feels is successfulis NOT the way to do it. Great, you have an accounting degree but hate going to work every day. You’d much rather have gone to design school and been a clothing designer. Maybe if dad was paying attention to what your bent was he would have seen that business school was not your forte. A father in the house who isn’t in in the Bible is not going to be able to guide his children like he is supposed to.

    • says

      I’m so bummed out for you! No chocolate at all? I’m sorry about the chocolate intolerance. I can’t even imagine. The Fatherhood talks sound like just what the church (universal) needs. It’s rare these days to have a good fatherly example. I’m thankful I have a good father and am married to one who got “good home training”, as well. Hope your weekend is wonderful!

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