Dark Chocolate Shavings – How To

This is the simplest thing ever, but it’s very impressive looking. I’m right, right?
easy chocolate shavings

I made some dark chocolate shavings to go on the hot chocolate at my open house tonight. Firstly, they are DELICIOUS over hot chocolate + marshmallows. Secondly, they’re SO EASY.
Hershey’s Special Dark, meet OXO Veggie peeler.

easy chocolate shavings

See the perforations on the chocolate bar that let you eat just a tiny rectangle? This process would be easier if you didn’t have those on your chocolate bar… if the bar were just solid, so it wouldn’t break as you held it. Anyway…

easy chocolate shavings

First contact.

easy chocolate shavings
Look at those little curling slivers.

easy chocolate shavings
Keep going until you have a pile like this… and a few broken pieces of chocolate bar you couldn’t curl without also curling your fingertips. Give the excess to the husband, and save these chestnut-colored treasures.

easy chocolate shavings
I served them in a ramekin with a tiny dessert spoon, ready to sprinkle over the hot cocoa. Mmm….

easy chocolate shavings

I’ll write about the open house tomorrow, I promise. For now, I’m sleepy!

I bet you can’t wait to break out the veggie peeler on your leftover Halloween candy, can you?

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  3. clarinetlaj
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 02:06:06

    i totally used this tip to shave the chocolate off of a crunchie bar to top a trifle, than crunched up the bar for more decoration. it looked sooo good, thanks for the tip

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  4. clarinetlaj
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 18:06:06

    i totally used this tip to shave the chocolate off of a crunchie bar to top a trifle, than crunched up the bar for more decoration. it looked sooo good, thanks for the tip

    Reply

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    Nov 22, 2008 @ 21:10:34

    […] 4-9pm and very chilly!)… applesauce spice cake to eat and hot water/cocoa mix/marshmallows/dark chocolate shavings to drink. I was tempted to do more, but had to remind myself that it’s not about the […]

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  6. Ashley
    Nov 22, 2008 @ 12:00:19

    Great tip. Those would look so cute on top of brownies. I’m going to have to try that.

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  7. Jen
    Nov 22, 2008 @ 09:59:03

    What a great tip! I need to make some for a tiramisu this week.

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  8. Victoria
    Nov 22, 2008 @ 09:29:41

    SOOO clever! MISS U!

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  9. Marija
    Nov 22, 2008 @ 02:35:17

    Awesome! :)

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