Chocolate Leaves are beautiful chocolate decorations that look just like delicate leaves. They are perfect accompaniments to frosting or chocolate roses, or on a buche de noel. Chocolate Leaves can be made in a variety of colors and flavors of chocolate. Lemon leaves are traditionally used, but you can substitute other leaves. Just make sure that they are pesticide-free and well-washed and dried. It helps to choose leaves with a pronounced pattern of veins, so it will more easily transfer to the chocolate.
To make these leaves, you will need:
- 24 fresh lemon leaves (or other large, clean leaves)
- 10 ounces chocolate, white chocolate, or candy coating
- Oil-based chocolate colors (optional)