Step 1: Come up with a design
Step 2: Mold the chocolate stones, Menhirs and tree trunk
- A menhir (French, from Middle Breton : men, stone + hir, long) is a large upright standing stone. Menhirs may be found singly as monoliths, or as part of a group of similar stones.
Stones and Menhirs:
I first crinkled the foil gently so there were creases running in all directions. I then made shallow pools out of the foil and poured the warm chocolate in them and put the foil and warm chocolate in a flat, horizontal space in the freezer until they solidified. If you have seen the movie, you'll understand the use of the Menhirs.
I crinkled the foil to where the creases were running in the same direction so as to simulate tree bark. make a shallow pool out of the foil and pour in the chocolate, just like the Stones and Menhirs step above.
After the trunk was cooled and popped from the mold I dipped a popsicle stick in some melted chocolate and ran it up and down the trunk repeatedly so as to roughen up the smooth surface of the trunk. I also drizzled some chocolate on the foil in random shapes so as to simulate branches and roots. I then broke the pieces off, dipped the popsicle stick in the warm chocolate and used it to glue the roots and branches to the trunk / log.