Valentine’s Day is a holiday for lovers. Romantic dinner dates and lovely gifts lend themselves to romance and, well…to couples doing what comes naturally.
Even food can play its romantic part in the celebration. This edible chocolate body paint can be enjoyed in any number of ways, including on actual food (think cupcakes) as well as any safe body parts.
Go crazy. Be imaginative. Have fun.
Warning: Please take precautions before painting. Do not use the chocolate paint until it has cooled down sufficiently. If the paint is too hot, you may get burned. Test a small drop before use on your forearm.
2 tablespoons chocolate extract
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 pinch kosher salt
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons butter chopped
1/4 cup good quality cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Optional: 1/2 tsp of your favorite booze
Food grade pastry brush – available on amazon, your local drug or grocery store & bake shops
Jars for bottling
In a large saucepan, pour in the sugar, salt, & water. Heat the pan over medium heat until the mixture begins to boil. Do not stir the mixture. Once, it begins to boil, lower the heat and bring mixture to a simmer. Once all the sugar granules have dissolved, remove the pan from heat. Add the chopped butter and whisk until the butter is combined.
Next, add the cocoa powder, vanilla & chocolate extract. If you are going to add some booze, now would be the time to do it. Whisk to combine. The mixture may be lumpy at first. Whisk until the mixture is smooth & velvety. Test the mixture out with a wooden spoon. You should get a nice thick coat.
Pour the paint into a decorative jar. Once the paint has cooled down, but is still warm, you are ready to paint. After a while, the paint may thicken. You can reheat it in the microwave or a double boiler. Refrigerate unused portions in the refrigerator for future use.