This tasty craft is edible and fun to make without a store bought mold. I found this wonderful idea on Liz Seymours blog.
Evergreen foliage was selected because, well, it’s winter:) For my chocolate leaves, I choose “Little Gem” Magnolia. These large leaves are unjulating, adding more interest and detail to the chocolate leaves.
I melted chocolate in a microwavable dish along with a small amount of shortening.
I let it cool just a bit so it would thicken (easier to apply onto the leaves). Placing the leaves onto wax paper, I then popped them into the fridge to harden. Pull them out in 1/2 hour, gentley remove the leaf and trim any chocolate that ran over.
I wanted a little more detail so I drew on foliage veins with a toothpick.
This easy food craft adds something unique to your festive holiday trays.
This is a craft the kids can help with too.
Please do not use poisonous foliage like Poinsettias, Hydrangeas or Helleborus (Lenten Rose). A few to try would be Osmanthus, Chindo Viburnum or Mahonia.
Enjoy and have a grand 2010!
Diana Gardner-Williams www.dianadigsdirt.com
Landscape Design and Installation