Ann Reardon

Chocolate Paper and Pencils eat your own artwork

chocolate dessert paper and pencil fun

 A perfect dessert for a creative evening. The paper and pencils are all made from chocolate and there is a candle to melt the pencil so you can draw to your hearts content.  Add a mini piping bag of ganache and watch your friends blank pages turn into works of art.  Snap some pics and then eat your artwork.

To make chocolate pencils and paper you will need:

375g (13.23 ounces) White Compound Chocolate, 375g (13.23 ounces) dark or milk compound chocolate for the pencils.
Compound chocolate contains vegetable oil instead of cocoa butter and has a higher melting point so it wont melt on your hands.
Unused sharpeners (not really required just for presentation)
Non-stick baking paper
Cheap plastic drinking straws (don’t buy good quality ones)
Tiles or flat plates for serving
Optional – ganache and mini piping bags

For how to make chocolate paper and pencils watch the video below:

chocolate pencils

by Ann Reardon How To Cook That


I have been busy over the last year planning, writing and overseeing the photography and layout for my first ever cookbook! There are heaps of my favourite dessert recipes in there with a chapter on pastries, ice-cream, yummy cakes, artistic desserts and of course chocolate desserts. Each chapter has its own intro explaining the food science that you'll need to know for success every time. Booksellers where you can pre-order your very own copy:

All recipe quantities in the book are in grams, ounces and cups.

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  1. Hi Anne,I love your website! Please could you post the method to making the chocolate pencils? Thanks I would really appreciate it

  2. hello! i have a very important question, im looking to make this for my chocoholic sister for her birthday, but i was wondering how long it takes to fully make it. from start to finish. i was also wondering how to store it like for a few hours, in the fridge or does it have to be in the freezer.

    • Admin HowToCookThat

      Hi Ashley, we can’t say how long it will take as it will depend on your level of experience and familiarity with working with chocolate. Tempered chocolate can be kept in a cool dark place in an airtight container or in the fridge if necessary.

  3. Hi I was wondering how to make a chocolate pencil tray

  4. After you make the papers how would you store them? I’m using candy melts so would it melt if I leave it out? Need it for class project.

    • Admin HowToCookThat

      Hi Ursula, we would recommend storing them in the fridge in an air tight container with sheets of baking paper between the items.

  5. I think you should try to draw a cherry tree with mountains and a lake in the background.

  6. Hi

    I have learnt a lot from your videos. I am trying to recreate a camera with chocolate. Could you please help me.

    Thanks a lot
    Best Regards
    Madhumita Upadhyay

    • Admin HowToCookThat

      Hi Madhumita, To recreate a camera in chocolate you will need to make a mold from food grade gel and then fill it with chocolate. You could look at this tutorial for ideas: . You may be able to find a suitable commercial mold by searching online.

  7. Ann, this piece of chocolate artwork is amazing! How do make chocolate erasers? I love your recipes! They are so beautiful! I am obsessed with chocolate!

  8. hi again!
    is there any other ways to take of the chocolate from the straw?

    • Admin HowToCookThat

      Hi Olga, the method Ann demonstrates is the most effective as it doesn’t damage the chocolate pencil.

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