Edible Clay Chocolate Garnish

Melt 10 oz. chocolate or white candy coating. Stir in 1/3 cup light corn syrup. If using white candy coating, you can divide between different bowls and tint with various shades of liquid or paste food coloring. Spread on a sheet of waxed paper to 1/3-in. thickness. Let stand, uncovered, at room temperature for 2-3 hours or until dry to the touch. Remove clay from waxed paper and gather into a ball. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap; let stand overnight. Use immediately or store for up to 2 weeks.

To use, unwrap clay and knead until pliable but not soft. Roll between sheets of waxed paper to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut into desired shapes with a sharp knife or cookie cutters. Carefully lift up shapes with a spatula.