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St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Shamrocks

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In tribute to Saint Patrick I've made green chocolate shamrocks. Who doesn't love chocolate?


Today, St. Patrick's Day, I passed these out to my friends. Next year I'll have to make more because even though i made nearly three dozen, I ran out in less than fifteen minutes.
 
 
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Step 1: Supplies

-Shamrock shaped things. I made mine out of some scrap wood.
-Plastic, milk jug sides work great
-Vacuum Former. Sheekgeek has a cheap and easy was to make one How to Make Your Own Prototypes: How to Make Your Own Plastic Vacuum Former
-Vacuum
-Heat gun
-Wax Paper
-White Chocolate
-Green food coloring
-Double boiler
-Spoon(s) and Knives

Step 2: Make Chocolate Mold

Use your vacuum former, plastic and shamrock shaped items(more are better) to create one or more molds to pour chocolate into.

Again, check sheekgeek's instructable for great directions on how to form.

When I made my shamrocks, I doodled a decent shamrock on some scrap wood and went at it with the band saw. Don't cut yourself.

When heated enough to form, milk jug sides will turn semi-transparent. For a good form make sure the entire piece of plastic is heated until it's nearly sagging. The quicker you get the hot plastic on the former and the vacuum on, the better it will come out.
How long did it take to make?
I'm Irish are you?
yeah
rogers236 (author)  cloverbird276 years ago
yup.
vwinstead4 years ago
I've used "Food-grade" silicone before in order to make chocolate molds. Milk jugs are obviously made of food-grade plastic, but does melting them possibly make them harmful to use in food production afterwards? Plastics are sometimes tricky when used as food molds and I wouldn't want to find out in a few years that I had been making "cancer cookies" this whole time.
necropolian5 years ago
hmm, this is something to celebrate here in belgium. another tradition to follow!
ItsTheHobbs5 years ago
Mmmmm.. I melted a bunch of white chocolate, and water got in it, so it was ruined, but I ate a 1/4 lb. block of white chocolate.
darkmuskrat6 years ago
Sweet xP thx for the milk jug idea
rogers236 (author)  darkmuskrat6 years ago
no problem. i actually think it was on sheekgeek's instructable
joey25426676 years ago
you should add peppermint extract.
kiwi206 years ago
if you don't eat these on st. patrick's day, you get pinched by Unlucky the leprechaun. (Lucky's cousin twice removed.)
Yum. Those look good, now I'm hungry for a chocolate snack! Great job!
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