This super easy & delicious “clay” is perfect for making chocolate bows or roses.
Chocolate Clay (Modeling Chocolate)
- *10 ounces semisweet chocolate (coarsely chopped chunks or chips)
- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
*Note: the chocolate can be substituted with almond bark, or colored candy disks to create different colored flowers
- 1. Using Microwave: In a shallow bowl, melt the chocolate in microwave (be careful so that the temperature does not exceed 100 degrees F.) for 2 minutes; stir. If chocolate is not completely melted, return to microwave for 30 seconds at a time and stir until smooth.
- Using Double Boiler: Place the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot water and stir until melted.
- 2. Add corn syrup to the chocolate and mix well (scrape all the corn syrup into the chocolate with a rubber spatula).
- Using a rubber spatula, stir and fold mixture, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl well, until no shiny syrup is visible and the mixture forms a thick ball.
- 3. Pour mixture onto a waxed paper sheet and spread with the spatula until it’s about 1/2-inch thick; let it sit and stiffen, uncovered, for about 2 hours.
- Use at once or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.
- Your Roses or bows will harden after a few days at room tempurature and can be saved by storing in a cool, dry place.
- THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER IS NOT TO TOUCH THE CLAY TOO MUCH. IT GETS VERY STICKY AND BECOMES HARD TO HANDLE!