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Chocolate Angel Food Cake

How to Make Chocolate Shavings

Making chocolate shavings is a super simple way to dress up your cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, ice cream — anything! All you need is some good quality chocolate and a vegetable peeler.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 593kcal
Author Cara Lanz


  • Vegetable Peeler
  • Waxed paper or parchment paper


  • 3.5 ounce chocolate bar


  • Prepare a plate, pan, or other surface with a layer of wax paper or parchment paper so you can catch your chocolate shavings -- and move them around, as needed.
  • Hold the chocolate bar in one hand, at a bit of an angle, and a vegetable peeler in the other. Using long, even strokes, run the vegetable peeler along the side of the chocolate bar.
  • Place your chocolate shavings in the refrigerator until you are ready to use them. 
  • Any leftover chocolate shavings or curls can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • A 3.5 ounce bar should produce almost one cup of chocolate shavings.


Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 709mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 12mg