Dark-Chocolate Magic Shell


Preparation info

  • Makes

    Six Cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Mission Street Food

Mission Street Food

By Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz

Published 2011

  • About

Magic shell has been shut out by the snotty maître’d’s of haute cuisine, just because the name’s a little childish. But dip $1 bills in it and you can sell them for $5. For a quick catering canapé, we dipped store-bought cream puffs in magic shell, and topped them with cocoa nibs before the shell hardened. We called them profiteroles; one woman said she ate twenty-three. The idea with this recipe is that the fat makes the chocolate thin and stable, so you can use it in a variety of applicat