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)
adapted by abili.com

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!

wszulim6 months ago


breebear1 year ago
ooo thank you!
lmnopeas (author)  breebear1 year ago
You're welcome!


tylerwyatt2 years ago
my i have a taste babe
hawk452 years ago
lick lick mmmmmmmm good not really
parabuilder2 years ago
hawk452 years ago
im sorry but i think it was very inapropriate to win in a contest...
darrenhall2 years ago
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 :-(

SLEDHEDONE2 years ago
I would love to lick this off!
I'm sure there are a lot of young boys on Instructables who feel the same way.
naplatki2 years ago
I wanted to get a Valentine's day gift.
Skyriam2 years ago
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!
breumer2 years ago
wow great body! nice chocolate recipe!
macduff452 years ago
Any chance of seeing the practicle video :) x
tom tom go2 years ago
Ooh you look tasty XD, nice chocolate recipe though ;)
blkhawk2 years ago
Do you think that your project main picture is somewhat risquè?
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.
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.
Maybe. I'll have to review any other pics not posted to confirm though...
lmnopeas (author)  blkhawk2 years ago
I'm sure some people would see it that way, but it was done in good taste.
dkiehl lmnopeas2 years ago
Very good taste...after its chocolate .... & the model is very beautiful also
I see what you did there. :-)
Not only you are a stunning beauty but a brave lady also! Best regards!
Stylo blkhawk2 years ago
Yes, and it's fantastic
Heatray2 years ago
"It's a Trap!"
lmnopeas (author)  Heatray2 years ago
"A very tasty one!"
lmnopeas (author)  Prof. Scrueluce2 years ago
Thank you!
Now if I could get my wife to be this fun, it would be a win! Nice job
lmnopeas (author)  potatomansoup2 years ago
Thanks! I hope she likes chocolate!
lmnopeas (author)  potatomansoup2 years ago
Thanks! I hope she likes chocolate!
lmnopeas (author) 2 years ago
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.
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)  supersoftdrink2 years ago
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. :)
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 Jimmy2 years ago
What a horrible experience. I hope it was an accident.
It was unfortunately not. The guys who did it were drunk.
lmnopeas (author)  supersoftdrink2 years ago
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.
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.k2 years ago
Just to clarify, it's best to use cinnamon sticks or a cinnamon extract.
dkiehl lmnopeas2 years ago
Try adding peppermint, it makes the body tinge ! Also Peppermint soap is pretty wild if you are feeling like a little excitement
mikolynn2 years ago
Wow! Amazing Valentine's day present! yum yum!
lmnopeas (author)  mikolynn2 years ago
Thank you!
scorp762 years ago
Best Instructable ever!!!!
lmnopeas (author)  scorp762 years ago
james.m.k2 years ago
Looks so yummy!

Maybe a little ice-cream to go with the chocolate? And, of course, a cherry on top!

And a tarp!
lmnopeas (author)  james.m.k2 years ago
Thank you!
Are you a model?
lmnopeas (author)  seanthesheep1012 years ago
I am not, but I used one for this 'ible.
that will take along time to clean-up if lets say a tongue is used.
I think I'd like to go to one of your parties... For whatever reason I can't download the PDF. I guess I'll try later after the others stop overloading the servers. Great job.
lmnopeas (author)  Too Many Projects2 years ago
Mark 5552 years ago
This instructable makes my pants fit funny
Silence2 years ago
I had to check this one out just to see the comments...
Was not disapointed :P
lel i know right
snoofy2 years ago
Milk and cookies?
sabu.dawdy2 years ago
add this ~ible to valentines day :D
That's a fantastic idea.
lmnopeas (author)  sabu.dawdy2 years ago
I did. :)
f5mando2 years ago
Yum! and Cor!
lmnopeas (author)  f5mando2 years ago
Dustin Bess2 years ago
damn shame i am diabetic....
lmnopeas (author)  Dustin Bess2 years ago
I'm not 100% sure, but I think you can alter the recipe to make it safe. Try using a sugar free chocolate, butter substitue and approved artificial sweetener. I'm not sure what it would taste like, but I think there are products on the market that you could make a similar version with.
Fantastic and incredibly enticing presentation!
lmnopeas (author)  LittleMonkeyMojo2 years ago
Thank you!
Arghus2 years ago
my tongue is tingling for some reason
dagob Arghus2 years ago
Damm, mine too!! ; ) it looks tastefully beautiful (with all respect)!
Now, seriously, it is a great idea! Somebody I know is gonna love it! lol!
mine too hmmm....
Oscelot2 years ago
Secondary warning note, be careful not to get sugar in your.. bits. It can cause a yeast infection, and that's far from sexy. Awesome instructable though! Must try this one. >:3
nwlaurie2 years ago
Is there a transparent version of this recipe?
(just asking...)
danzo3212 years ago
Does this paint dry and stay flexible, or is it always smearable?
lmnopeas (author)  danzo3212 years ago
After a significant matter of time it will dry, but it's smearable for at least 30min to an hr. Maybe longer..
tlmrfreeze2 years ago
Art is a beautiful thing ,but painting the body can be detrimental to your heath ,just remember your skin breaths too ....check it out..http://mrbilll.users.sonic.net/Costuming/howto/bodyPaint.html
lmnopeas (author)  tlmrfreeze2 years ago
They were referring to acrylic and polymer paints in that article. This paint is made out of chocolate and isn't meant to stay on the body for that long. :)
I remember when I was at school one of the boys in my class said you could breathe through your skin. The teacher came up behind him and clapped his hand over his mouth and pinched his nose and said - now breathe through your skin. He kept his hand over the boys mouth until he almost passed out. As you can guess, we, and especially the boy in question, quickly learnt that you cannot breathe through your skin. Your skin may sweat as part of temperature regulation, but breathe, no. Breathing is the act of taking air in and out of the lungs and you certainly can't do that through your skin.
I kinda like the rich, creamy filling...
Mihsin2 years ago
My late father used to say: "Craze is arts".
Have fun as you can.
viniciusj2 years ago
My girlfriend has been talking about food sex a lot. I'll let her know about this one!
thebluebulk2 years ago
GOOD GOD! that looks yummy!!
NeuroPulse2 years ago
How did you all get that chocolate off her?
sambotogo2 years ago
Oh my! This is your best work to date peas!!!

I've always used ganache, though, instead of a cocoa powder-sugar-butter based sauce for body painting. The higher cocoa butter content of ganache (since it uses chocolate instead of just the powder) seems to leave the skin soft without the greasiness of butter.

Have you tried adding mint or cinnamon extract, by the way? As long as you're sparing, it adds only a gentle tingling and doesn't actually hurt those sensitive areas. :)
sabu.dawdy2 years ago
lovelyyyyyyyy :D
lmnopeas (author)  sabu.dawdy2 years ago
drbambam2 years ago
WOW!!!CAN I HAVE A LICK!?,uhm the process of making it is quite safe & enticingly fun for all involved!!! : 0 : )... makes for a cooperative kitchen/anyroom project...by the way, i got coal in my christmas stockings!!!
lmnopeas (author)  drbambam2 years ago
thanks! As a matter of fact, I made a version of santa's coal for the naughty last year. You can check it out here.
Now that sounds delicious - thanks!
billhorvath2 years ago
I'm getting hungry! Would this go well with ice cream? (Assuming your sweetie was up for it, of course. :)
mrclueless2 years ago
Nice one Mrs. Peas. Kudos to your brave model too. I see you didn't settle for "ghetto" chocolate here either. Brightened my morning. Add some ice cream and you would have a great Sunday.
lmnopeas (author)  mrclueless2 years ago
Thank you!
Wow, it could be integrated with edible panties!
lmnopeas (author)  andrea biffi2 years ago
sleeping2 years ago
Do have a recipe for a low calorie naughty chocolate body paint?
lmnopeas (author)  sleeping2 years ago
You can use a low calorie or fat reduced cocoa powder and a butter substitute.
all i have to say is wow your stunning
you should enter the snack food competition :)
PitStoP2 years ago
Speechless! =x