Chocolate Leaves

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Real Chocolate: Over 50 Inspiring Recipes for Chocolate Indulgence

Real Chocolate

By Chantal Coady

Published 2003

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These are easy and fun for children and adults alike. Experiment with different leaves. Those I find work best are reasonably thick but still flexible. Laurel and holly can be too stiff, and ivy and bamboo too flimsy. The surfaces of leaves vary too – some shiny, others flat. My favourites are hydrangea and camellia. Try a selection.


  • 150 g tempered chocolate
  • 2 dozen leaves


You can paint either side of the leaf, but I do undersides, as the veining comes out best that way. Paint carefully. The important thing, especially if children are involved, is to try to keep the other sides clean. If there is chocolate on the wrong side it can cause the chocolate leaves to break when peeling them off. When dry, paint on another layer and then repeat again if you have the patience. Leave to set for 20 minutes or so, then carefully peel the real leaves off the chocolate ones.

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