Chocolate Chalkboards

Apparently most of the country is back in school, so these treats might be a titch late.

However, we’re still soaking up the hot summer rays here in MN. Ha.

These would be a neat teacher appreciation gift, too.

I cannot say who originally created this idea, but I found two versions. Check out Dollhouse Bake Shoppe and Hungry Happenings for their chalkboards!

 

Chocolate Chalkboards

Idea adapted from Dollhouse Bake Shoppe and Hungry Happenings

You will need:

1 package Chocolate CandiQuik

Toothpicks

Powdered Sugar

Thin breadsticks or pretzel sticks

Optional: almonds or peanuts

Directions:

Melt Chocolate CandiQuik according to the package directions.

Smooth the entire tray of coating onto a large flat surface covered with parchment paper. Parchment paper. Not wax paper. Wax paper will leave white stuff (aka wax) on the bottom of the block of chocolate. Don’t ask how I know.

Here you can (and should) sprinkle almonds or salted peanuts for a little crunch and bark-type treat!

Plus, this is the back of the chalkboard, so it won’t be seen.

Next, cut the chocolate into rectangles. Mine were about 5 x 2.5″

 

Use a toothpick to etch on your designs. Make sure you are etching on the back of the coating.

Smooth powdered sugar over the bar…

I used these thin breadsticks for the border of the chalkboards. Simply use your toothpick to apply a little coating to the edge of the bar and press the sticks on.

These were cute, but I would definitely use pretzel sticks next time.

finally, you can clean up the chalkboards with a partially wet paper towel.

 

How easy was that?!

 

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  1. says

    They turned out amazing, Sarah! Thank you so much for linking to my post, I am so glad you enjoyed my tutorial! Beth uses the melted chocolate to create the chalkboard (I use store bought chocolate bars) and I created the toothpick engraving (Beth created a really fun edible white chocolate “chalk” for writing)… so this is a really great combination of the two ideas. Love it! :) I will be sure to feature your photo at the bottom of my post and on the Dollhouse Bake Shoppe fan photo album with links back to your post!
    Lindsay Ann @ Dollhouse Bake Shoppe recently posted..Lemon Meringue Pie Dip For Two

  2. says

    I’m so happy you found inspiration from my Chocolate Chalkboards as well as Lindsay’s and appreciate the link! Your treats turned out great and I love that you used bread sticks for the frame. At first I thought they were pretzels and agree with you that those would work great too. I also love the suggestion of adding some nuts or something to add a nice crunch to the back of the bars.
    Beth @ Hungry Happenings recently posted..Chocolate snack cake bats make sweet treats for Halloween

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