How To Make A Chocolate Geode

Quick Recipe: How To Make A Chocolate Geode

How to make a chocolate geode? Rock candy geode, geode candy, candy geodes are becoming more popular in baking. It is for cakes. In addition to that, it can be for cupcakes and even cookies. Easter Chocolate geode is also becoming a trend. But what are geodes? Geodes are small cavities in rocks with crystals or mineral matters. They form inside the holes where there are hollow spaces of soil. When liquid minerals enter the cavities, they evaporate. In addition to that, they form a hardened exterior shell called geodes. They are beautiful to look at; that is why it is no wonder they are perfect for cakes and pastries. 

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1) What You Will Need In Making A Chocolate Geode

Ingredients

  • Five bags of chocolate morsels
  • 4 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 5-6 drops of blue food coloring
  • 1 tbsp of mint extract
  • One container of white fondant

Equipment 

  • Giant egg mold
  • Serrated knife
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Tin Foil
  • Parchment paper
  • Cutting board
  • Large saucepan or large pot
  • Rolling pin
  • Parchment paper

Servings and preparation time

Preparation Time: 24 hours

Total Time: 24 hours

Yields: 1 serving

Step by step instructions

Step 1

Before anything else, pour your sugar and water into a large saucepan. Afterward, bring sugar and water to a boil. Be sure to stir constantly. Also, when your syrup is boiling, lower the heat. Then, add the food coloring and mint extract.

Step 2

After that, roll your fondant into a 0.3 cm thick. Then, make sure to roll it out on parchment paper to minimize sticking. Afterward, cut it into a circular shape with the same size as your egg mold’s interior. Also, be sure to grease your egg molds using a non-stick cooking spray. Next, set them aside.

Step 3

Then, melt one bag of your chocolate morsels. And be sure to fill your egg molds. Also, place your cut fondant inside the molds, pressing it inwards then outwards. Afterward, pour your syrup about 3/4 inch high inside your egg molds. After that, cover your egg mold with tin foil. And do not forget to allow it to rest overnight. Likewise, you can let it rest even longer if desired. In addition to that, you can keep the remaining sugar syrup. And set it aside for later.

Step 4

Next, you will begin to notice that crystals will form after a few days. Also, pour the excess syrup from your egg mold. Then, remove your edible geode from the egg mold.

Step 5

Afterward, you may trim and cut off extra chocolate and fondant from your edible geode to attach both sides. Also, you can melt another bag of chocolate. Then, spread the chocolate on one side of your geode to connect both. In addition, pour more syrup on one side before attaching both sides. Also, coat your attached geode with more chocolate.

Step 6

Then, when your chocolate geode seals, rotate it every other day for about 3 to 6 months. Also, add more chocolate layers if you see leakage. 

Step 7

Finally, when opening your geode, be cautious as it is hard as the real geode crystals.

2) What You Will Need For The Hard Shells

Ingredients

Equipment 

  • Silicone cake pop molds
  • Tinfoil
  • Candy thermometer
  • Digital scale

Servings and preparation time

Preparation Time: 6 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 26 minutes

Yields: 12 servings

Step by step instructions

Step 1

First and foremost, melt your marshmallows inside the microwave. Then, microwave your marshmallows on high heat for about a minute and twenty seconds. After that, make sure to take it out. And be sure to stir the mixture every 15 seconds.

Step 2

Then, add your powdered sugar to the marshmallow mixture. And ensure to stir until well combined and cool to the touch. 

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Step 3

Afterward, dust your work surface with sugar. And be sure to coat your hands with shortening. Then, start kneading your sugar dough.

Step 4

When your dough is flexible, sprinkle a bit of Gum-tex on top. After that, knead again till it incorporates well. 

Step 5

Next, divide your gum paste into two portions and add your flavoring. Also, set the other half aside and add food coloring to the other half. You can mix water with black food coloring. Doing so achieves a grayish hue resembling a real rock. Then, allow the halves to set for about two hours.

Step 6

Then, roll out the white and colored gum paste after two hours. Also, slightly wet your colored gum paste. Then, stick it to your white gum paste. As a result, the white gum paste will become the inner lining of your geode.

Step 7

Afterward, roll and cut your gum paste according to the size of your molds. Then, line your molds with foil to remove them easier later.

Step 8

Finally, press your gum paste into your mold. Then, allow it to harden in a warm and dry area for about 24 hours. Also, ensure that the white part is the inner layer of your mold. In addition to that, the colored part is the exterior of your mold. 

3) What You Will Need For The Crystals

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • Food coloring of your choice
  • Raspberry flavoring extract

Equipment 

  • Silicone cake pop molds
  • Saucepan
  • Tinfoil
  • Candy thermometer

Step by step instructions

Step 1

First, boil together water and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Then, bring your sugar mixture to a boil until it reaches 237 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, measure the temperature using a candy thermometer.

Step 2

Afterward, take your saucepan from the heat. After that, add your flavoring and food coloring. Also, make sure to allow the mixture to cool for a while.

Step 3

Next, place your molds with the gum paste in foil. Also, ensure the foil size can cover each mold later. 

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Step 4

After that, pour your cooled syrup into your gum paste shells. Then, carefully wrap your foil around the mold. Also, fold it to secure the gum paste shells and syrup.

Step 5

Then, place your wrapped gum paste and syrup unbothered in a warm place for a week or more. Remember, this period is enough for your crystal to grow; however, you may leave it longer if you like more formation of crystals.

Step 6

Next, remove or unwrap your molds. Afterward, turn them upside down to remove and drain the excess liquid. Also, gently release each of the shells. Not only that but do not disturb them for a couple of days to dry.

Step 7

After drying, you and your loved ones are ready to enjoy the geodes.

How To Make A Chocolate Geode

How to make a chocolate geode? Rock candy geode, geode candy, candy geodes are becoming more popular in baking. It is for cakes. In addition to that, it can be for cupcakes and even cookies. Easter Chocolate geode is also becoming a trend. But what are geodes? Geodes are small cavities in rocks with crystals or mineral matters. They form inside the holes where there are hollow spaces of soil. When liquid minerals enter the cavities, they evaporate. In addition to that, they form a hardened exterior shell called geodes. They are beautiful to look at; that is why it is no wonder they are perfect for cakes and pastries. 
Prep Time1 d
Total Time1 d
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy geodes, geode candy, how to make a chocolate geode, rock candy geode
Servings: 1
Author: Cakedecorist

Equipment

  • Giant egg mold
  • Serrated knife
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Tin Foil
  • Parchment paper
  • Cutting board
  • Large saucepan or large pot
  • Rolling Pin
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • Five bags of chocolate morsels
  • 4 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 5-6 drops of blue food coloring
  • 1 tbsp of mint extract
  • One container of white fondant

Instructions

  • Before anything else, pour your sugar and water into a large saucepan. Afterward, bring sugar and water to a boil. Be sure to stir constantly. Also, when your syrup is boiling, lower the heat. Then, add the food coloring and mint extract.
    4 cups of sugar, 2 cups of water, 5-6 drops of blue food coloring, 1 tbsp of mint extract
  • After that, roll your fondant into a 0.3 cm thick. Then, make sure to roll it out on parchment paper to minimize sticking. Afterward, cut it into a circular shape with the same size as your egg mold's interior. Also, be sure to grease your egg molds using a non-stick cooking spray. Next, set them aside.
    One container of white fondant
  • Then, melt one bag of your chocolate morsels. And be sure to fill your egg molds. Also, place your cut fondant inside the molds, pressing it inwards then outwards. Afterward, pour your syrup about 3/4 inch high inside your egg molds. After that, cover your egg mold with tin foil. And do not forget to allow it to rest overnight. Likewise, you can let it rest even longer if desired. In addition to that, you can keep the remaining sugar syrup. And set it aside for later.
    Five bags of chocolate morsels
  • Next, you will begin to notice that crystals will form after a few days. Also, pour the excess syrup from your egg mold. Then, remove your edible geode from the egg mold.
  • Afterward, you may trim and cut off extra chocolate and fondant from your edible geode to attach both sides. Also, you can melt another bag of chocolate. Then, spread the chocolate on one side of your geode to connect both. In addition, pour more syrup on one side before attaching both sides. Also, coat your attached geode with more chocolate.
  • Then, when your chocolate geode seals, rotate it every other day for about 3 to 6 months. Also, add more chocolate layers if you see leakage.
  • Finally, when opening your geode, be cautious as it is hard as the real geode crystals.
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