Holographic Chocolate Is The Dazzling Dessert That's Easy To Make

Chocolate is already a crowd-pleaser. It has a rich and creamy texture, a perfectly sweet flavor, and it goes well in everything from indulgent chocolate layer cakes to savory mole sauces. One would be hard-pressed to find a way to make this popular confection even better, but it turns out that there is a way: Make it holographic.

Yes, holographic chocolate is possible. We really mean holographic, too, not just a clever trick of food coloring or edible glitter. The way it works is by changing the texture on the surface of the chocolate. This texture, which is so small that it cannot be seen with your naked eye, diffracts light waves at certain angles in order to create an iridescent rainbow of colors. The effect is done purely with chocolate and the magic of physics, and there are no special additives involved. The best part? You can do this at home without any expensive equipment or scientists.

How to make holographic chocolate

There is only one special material needed to make your own holographic chocolate, and it's called diffraction grating film. It is relatively inexpensive, with a standard roll of the stuff costing between $10 to $20. You can find it easily, too, as there are many vendors who offer it for online ordering, including Amazon and some specialty optical equipment companies.

Once you have the film, making the chocolate is not much different from making any other chocolate. First, you will have to temper the chocolate in order for the surface to successfully take on the texture of the film. This can be a little bit tricky, but using high-quality chocolate will help you get the desired result. Once you've done so, prepare the film for use by rolling out a sheet of it on your counter with the textured side facing up, then pour or spread your chocolate in its desired shape and thickness. Wait for it to solidify entirely, then peel the film away from the chocolate to reveal your multicolored masterpiece.