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Chocolate Curls

Chocolate Curls {and a little extra love}

The Pioneer Woman


  • 3 oz. semi-sweet dark, or white chocolate baking squares
  • 1 Tbl. Crisco shortening


  • Microwave chocolate and shortening for 30 - 40 seconds, until chocolate is soft and melty. Stir with a fork until smooth and blended.
  • Spread chocolate onto an ungreased baking sheet. Use an offset spatula to spread it out very thinly. Put sheet into freezer for about 3 minutes, or until your finger no longer leaves an imprint.
  • Use a sharp edge spatula to scrape chocolate slowly allowing it to curl. Remove curls to a cold plate and keep in freezer until ready to use as decoration.


If the chocolate shreds instead of curling it's a bit too cold. Just wait a minute and try again.
If the chocolate makes globs instead of curling it's a bit too warm. Just pop it back into the freezer for another minute then try again.