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Chocolate Foliage Yummy Edible Craft

03 Jan

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!

Happy Planting!

Diana Gardner-Williams www.dianadigsdirt.com

Landscape Design and Installation

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2 Comments

Posted by on January 3, 2010 in Crafts, Greensboro Gardens

 

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2 responses to “Chocolate Foliage Yummy Edible Craft

  1. Swimray

    January 6, 2010 at 2:39 am

    VERY Cool!! Who would have thought of using real leaves.

     

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