My first true authentic experience of fortune cookies was in San Francisco about 2-3 years ago, where I saw them being made in a small store in Chinatown. I bought a bag of them and had the joy of multiple fortunes (mainly proverbs rather than actual predictions). Since then, I have made paper fortune cookies for dinner parties but that’s about it.
Pyramid pattern prototypes – waves, cornelli lace. I decided on a geometric pattern in the end.
As you can probably tell from my projects, I enjoy lattice work. I wanted to make lattice pyramids – for no real particular reason other than the pleasure of making them. Initially, I had planned to make pyramids that housed nuts in them, but during my experiments I realised that nuts were too heavy, my pyramids just fell apart. Then it came to me – paper is light, right? I’ll make chocolate fortune pyramids! The perfect after dinner snack – I’ll even pop a mint leaf in there. They will be after dinner chocolate mint fortune lattice pyramids!
Recipe below – the hardest part of this project is probably the waiting for the chocolate to set over the multiple stages and consequently, the multiple stages of reheating chocolate that’s been sitting in the piping bag. Other than that, it’s pretty straightforward!
Chocolate Fortune Pyramids
Ingredients and Materials
50g chocolate, melted (for tips on melting chocolate, read this article)
Pyramid template (click to download)
Waxed paper for piping chocolate
Plastic disposable piping bag
Strips of paper with fortunes written
- Print template and place under waxed paper.
- Place melted chocolate into piping bag and snip a very small hole off the top. Pipe according to the guidelines on the template. Leave to dry.
- Peel pieces off waxed paper carefully and assemble into pyramids by first stacking the first two together with a prop to support them and piping a stripe of chocolate at the seam to join them. Then, do the same for the other side. Pop the entire piping bag with chocolate into the microwave whenever it starts to firm up for 10 seconds to melt it down again.
- Place fortunes and mint leaves into the pyramid and finally, attach the bottom the same way as the sides.
Note: If you are using coverture chocolate, chocolate must be in temper for this project. Compound chocolate will not require tempering.
Hope you enjoy making them! Also, the quote in the photograph is one of my favourites – it reminds me that in everything, one has to start somewhere. Even if it is just a single step.
27 thoughts on “Chocolate Fortune Pyramids”
Wow, these look fantastic! Was it the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company that you visited? That was such a sweet little place. Great job on the chocolate pyramids!
Thank you 🙂 Yes, I think it was! Are you from San Francisco? I miss it – wish I could go back again some day.
No I’m not, I was there recently for a holiday. It’s a beautiful place and so friendly, but a little too wobbly for me to live there. Here’s some fortune cookie trivia for you: the Chinese-Italians make dessert ravioli and place fortunes inside as their version of fortune cookies 🙂
Amazing creation, they are so pretty and cute!
Thank you – glad you thought so, I think they are kinda cute myself 🙂
This is so awesome! I’ve gotta go check this out. I had no idea this is within an half an hour’s drive.
Glad you liked them! The traditional fortune cookies are in San Francisco. These were from my kitchen in Melbourne, Australia. 🙂
What a wonderful and lovely idea!
Thank you – it was born out of desperation when I realised my cages couldn’t support much weight. 🙂
So beautiful! And what a great idea to use instead of regular fortune cookies. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks! 🙂 I have always loved fortune cookies or anything that’s a little novel so these were right up my alley lol.
These look utterly gorgeous and so creative. Beautiful !
Thanks for stopping by – I’m glad you like them 🙂
Great idea! Makes a more aesthetically pleasing and nicer dessert than regular fortune cookies! I’m already thinking of making these for next year’s CNY!
Thanks Sabrina, I was pretty excited when I thought about it. Let me know when you make them I would love to see them! 🙂
What gorgeous pyramids! I think these are a marvelous treat for guests and can’t wait to try this myself (though I don’t know if mine will look anywhere near as neat as yours!). I will probably write actual “fortunes” in them instead of proverbs because they always amuse me.
Thank you Ngan 🙂 I’m sure yours will turn out just fine! I was trying to be vaguely inspirational in these, perhaps in my other ones I will go for something more specific lol. Hope you enjoy making yours and thanks for visiting. 🙂
Wow these are so clever! Great blog, I really enjoyed reading your about page.
Thanks for dropping by – I’m glad you enjoyed my blog and the pyramids. 🙂
Beautiful! Such delicate, creative fortune cookies! I would consider it fortunate if I get one of those marvels to taste.
Thanks for dropping by – I’m glad you like them! You should try to make some for yourself 🙂
Ahhh these are AWESOME!!
Thanks – glad you think so 🙂
You are soooo talented! I am loving to browse your blog! Thanks for sharing
Thank you! I’m glad you have been enjoying it – hopefully you will like all the future posts too. 🙂
This is a wonderful idea –
I made them as a “new year fortune.”
Thank you very much, your are great
Happy new year!
Glad you tried them out! 🙂