Chocolate snowflakes are easy to make using only a few tools:
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How to make chocolate snowflakes
- Melt your chocolate in 30 second intervals until it’s fully melted. Use a spoon to mix your chocolate in between intervals. You’ll only need 1/4-1/3 cup of chocolate to make lots of chocolate snowflakes.
- Place your piping tip into a piping bag. Put the piping bag over the edges of a tall glass.
- Pour the melted chocolate into the piping bag.
- Cut the piping bag tip and twist the end of the piping bag to get it ready for piping.
- Begin piping the snowflakes. Touch the tip to your silicone mat, pipe it so it’s a bit of a thick circle.
- Lift the tip of the piping bag and make a line. Push out a bit more chocolate so it matches the other end of the snowflake.
- Make 2 lines perpendicular. Make 2 more lines diagonally for a total of 6 branches on your chocolate snowflake.
- Add tiny branches to all of the chocolate snowflake arms.
- Place the snowflake in the freezer for 20 minutes to set it.
- Gently peel the chocolate snowflake from the silicone mat. Do not hold the chocolate snowflake for a very long time in your hand or it will start to melt.
- Store your chocolate snowflakes in an airtight container.
What kind of chocolate do you need to make chocolate snowflakes
You can use any type of melting wafers for your chocolate snowflakes. Melt the chocolate down in a microwave bowl. Only microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds at a time. Stir the chocolate in between. This will prevent the chocolate from burning.
Why do you need to place chocolate snowflakes in the freezer to set?
The freezer sets the chocolate much faster than the fridge. The chocolate snowflake will be much easier to handle after coming out of the freezer since they will be a lower temperature than the fridge.
Can you use chocolate snowflakes on the Christmas tree
You can use chocolate snowflakes on the Christmas tree by placing an extra O shape on one of the arms of the branch. Thread a small ribbon through the O and you can place your edible snowflake on the Christmas tree.