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How To Make Chocolate Shavings

Chocolate Shavings can dress up your homemade cakes and pies so they look like they came from a high-end pastry shop. They’re easy to make at home

a glass dish filled with dark chocolate pudding

Pastry chefs can buy chocolate shavings by the box. But you can make them in your own kitchen. You can make them with dark chocolate, milk chocolate or white chocolate.

Once you make them, you’ll find a million ways to use them. You can sprinkle them on cakes, pies, ice cream, mousse and pudding.

I’ll show you two ways to make chocolate shavings at home.

If you buy your chocolate in bar form, it’s super easy to use a regular old vegetable peeler to quickly shave chocolate.

Otherwise, just melt the chocolate, spread it thin and break it up into flakes. Scroll through the step by step instructions to see how to make chocolate shavings.

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How to make Chocolate Shavings

How to make Chocolate Shavings

Yield: 4 oz
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Setting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Difficulty: easy

Chocolate Shavings can dress up your homemade cakes so they look like they came from a high-end pastry shop. They're easy to make at home


  • 4 oz chocolate (white, milk or dark)


  • Vegetable Peeler (optional)
  • Half sheet pan
  • Silicone Baking Mat or Parchment Paper
  • Small offset spatula
  • Fork


  1. If you have a large bar of chocolate you can use a vegetable peeler to make chocolate shavings.
  2. If you don't have bar chocolate, you can make shavings using melted chocolate. Start by lining a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  3. Melt the chocolate and pour it onto the prepared pan.
  4. Spread the melted chocolate onto the baking sheet into very thin layer, less than 1/8" thick.
  5. Allow the chocolate to set completely. You can put the pan into the refrigerater to speed up the process.
  6. Use a small spatula to lift the chocolate off the pan in large flakes.
  7. Set the flakes into a bowl and use a fork to break them into smaller pieces.
  8. The chocolate shavings can be stored in a covered container at room temperature indefinitely.

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