Introduction: Naughty Chocolate Body Paint

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Spice up your Valentine's Day with this super sexy, naughty chocolate body paint. This recipe doubles as a topping for your favorite ice cream or baked goods. Double, triple or even quadruple the recipe so you have extra to give to friends.

****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 ( yes, it makes a difference)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Optional: 1/2 tsp of your favorite booze

Special tools: 

Food grade pastry brush - available on amazon, your local drug or grocery store & bake shops

Jars for bottling

Recipe:  Makes 1/2 cup  (Triple recipe to make as gifts for friends)
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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 fridge for future use. 

Special thanks to Model Stacy Novak 

Happy Valentine's Day!


Luziviech (author)2015-11-07

she's so hot!

bigbluestu (author)2015-10-19


wszulim (author)2015-02-23


pickleman1234567890 (author)2014-08-23


breebear (author)2014-02-08

ooo thank you!

lmnopeas (author)breebear2014-02-10

You're welcome!

MechanicallyDeclined (author)2014-02-05


EastTucsonCadetmember (author)2013-11-26


tylerwyatt (author)2013-08-13

my i have a taste babe

hawk45 (author)2013-06-11

lick lick mmmmmmmm good not really

parabuilder (author)2013-06-10


hawk45 (author)2013-06-02


pianolover10124353 (author)2013-03-22

im sorry but i think it was very inapropriate to win in a contest...

darrenhall (author)2013-03-07

tried this on m y wife - - she pushed me out of the bedroom and has now developed a way to lick her own back - did'nt want to share I guess :-(


SLEDHEDONE (author)2013-02-10

I would love to lick this off!

bajablue (author)SLEDHEDONE2013-02-15

I'm sure there are a lot of young boys on Instructables who feel the same way.

naplatki (author)2013-02-14

I wanted to get a Valentine's day gift.

Skyriam (author)2013-02-12

Great work! Congrats! I love body painting, last halloween I painted my gf with a mystique costume, we won an ipad. My question would be: Can this be used in a party? I mean, like a true body paint costume? Not just for kinky stuff ;) I would like to use this to paint a modelo to promote a chocolate fountain I sell at a party. Thanks!

breumer (author)2013-02-11

wow great body! nice chocolate recipe!

macduff45 (author)2013-02-11

Any chance of seeing the practicle video :) x

tom tom go (author)2013-02-10

Ooh you look tasty XD, nice chocolate recipe though ;)

blkhawk (author)2013-02-03

Do you think that your project main picture is somewhat risquè?

discowhale (author)blkhawk2013-02-05

I thought that too, but she's not showing anything that she wouldn't show in a bathing suit, at the beach or a lake.

ToolboxGuy (author)discowhale2013-02-10

A special thanks to Stacey Novak indeed!

We have far more exposed bodies on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
I never knew that body painting is considered a "sport". Thank you Heidi Klum!

Let's be reasonable here - This site shows people how to make all kinds of very dangerous things - fireworks, explosives, guns, knives, etc.

I think we can all live safely with this level of risk from these photos.

JimsShip (author)blkhawk2013-02-07

Maybe. I'll have to review any other pics not posted to confirm though...

lmnopeas (author)blkhawk2013-02-04

I'm sure some people would see it that way, but it was done in good taste.

dkiehl (author)lmnopeas2013-02-07

Very good taste...after its chocolate .... & the model is very beautiful also

jmatthias (author)lmnopeas2013-02-07

I see what you did there. :-)

blkhawk (author)lmnopeas2013-02-05

Not only you are a stunning beauty but a brave lady also! Best regards!

Stylo (author)blkhawk2013-02-07

Yes, and it's fantastic

Heatray (author)2013-02-08

"It's a Trap!"

lmnopeas (author)Heatray2013-02-09

"A very tasty one!"

Prof. Scrueluce (author)2013-02-08


lmnopeas (author)Prof. Scrueluce2013-02-09

Thank you!

Fish Nerd (author)2013-02-09

Now if I could get my wife to be this fun, it would be a win! Nice job

lmnopeas (author)Fish Nerd2013-02-09

Thanks! I hope she likes chocolate!

lmnopeas (author)Fish Nerd2013-02-09

Thanks! I hope she likes chocolate!

lmnopeas (author)2013-02-05

Great idea!
I initially wanted to try a spicy version, but I figured the addition of chili peppers or chili powder wouldn't be a very pleasant experience on the body. Instead of using extracts, I would use real mint or cinnamon sticks. The temp. of the chocolate is so hot before it gets to the temp. of being comfortable to paint with, I think you could steep the ingredients and still get a really strong flavor.

supersoftdrink (author)lmnopeas2013-02-07

You can make your own extracts... some flavor compounds are only alcohol soluble, and won't be tasted if they're merely steeped in the sauce. If you want to make sure the extracts aren't watery, you could use everclear instead of vodka. That's what I do with vanilla extract lately. :) (but for tonka bean I just shave a bit into whatever... I don't bother making an extract)

I think mint leaves might not have the same brightness in flavor if used without alcohol.

Oh! I forgot to add... things like capsaicin (from cayenne or whatever pepper you'd want to use) aren't so bad on the body, depending where they are. So... I guess it might defeat the purpose if it was in chocolate body paint (no using it on sensitive areas), but in small concentrations it can really help sore muscles.

Some day spas have body treatments with cayenne... but paprika is a little more common. It's also sometimes used in facials because it can increase blood flow, encourage cellular turnover... man I'm a nerd. (and a former massage therapist)

lmnopeas (author)supersoftdrink2013-02-07

My husband once applied too much capsaicin to help with his sciatica. He described his pain as unbearable. Small concentrations is definitely the way to go.The body treatments & facials sound really interesting. I'll have to treat myself one day.

I think the addition of chili powder would give the paint a grainy texture, similar to an exfoliant, not to mention an unpleasant burning sensation. Maybe in a small amount it would produce a nice tingling sensation but I wouldn't want to be the Guinea pig testing it out. :)

St Jimmy (author)lmnopeas2013-02-07

I was once pepper-sprayed in my sleep, with pepper spray that was designed for bears. I agree that the pain is hideous.

lmnopeas (author)St Jimmy2013-02-08

What a horrible experience. I hope it was an accident.

St Jimmy (author)lmnopeas2013-02-09

It was unfortunately not. The guys who did it were drunk.

lmnopeas (author)supersoftdrink2013-02-08

I have made vanilla extract before using vodka but I think I'll try a batch with everclear in the future. I used chocolate extract for this recipe but it was store bought. There's a good "ible for making chocolate extract here. The tonka bean sounds amazing. I've never heard of it before. Can't wait to pick some up.

james.m.k (author)lmnopeas2013-02-07

Careful with the cinnamon though, you can get a chemicle burn. Have an uncle that as a child pulled a box of cinnamon powder down on top of himself. Went to the hospital with seveir (sp) burns.

lmnopeas (author)james.m.k2013-02-08

Just to clarify, it's best to use cinnamon sticks or a cinnamon extract.

dkiehl (author)lmnopeas2013-02-07

Try adding peppermint, it makes the body tinge ! Also Peppermint soap is pretty wild if you are feeling like a little excitement

mikolynn (author)2013-02-08

Wow! Amazing Valentine's day present! yum yum!

lmnopeas (author)mikolynn2013-02-08

Thank you!