Tuesday, February 14, 2012

DIY Chocolate Body Paint & Edible Body Powder

It's Valentine's Day!!! Need a last minute gift idea for your husband? Here's two! You can thank me later...or he can. :)

Chocolate Body Paint

The Fixin's:
1/3 c sugar
1 pinch kosher salt
3 t water
2 t butter
1/4 c cocoa powder
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 t of flavoring - I used peppermint. Other suggestions I like are Baileys Irish Cream or Pinncale Whipped Vodka (both alcoholic).

What To Do:
Step 1: In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, salt and water over medium heat. Without stirring, bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Step 2: Once the sugar has dissolved, remove it from the heat and add the butter, stirring with a whisk until it is melted and combined with the rest. Then add the cocoa and flavorings and whisk some more.
Step 3: When mixed together and nice and smooth pour your chocolate into a glass jar or other microwave safe container.
Step 4: When ready to use, heat at 15 second intervals, stirring in between. Be careful not to burn each other! That's not the kind of Red Hot Valentine you'll want! ;)
Step 5: Paint away!

DIY Edible Vanilla Body Powder -Ever wonder where the term 'sweet cheeks' came from?

The Fixin's:
8 oz. of cornstarch
2 oz. of powdered sugar
2 oz. of vanilla powder

What To Do:
Step 1: Whisk all the ingredients together well.
Step 2: Store in an air tight container.
Step 3: Apply with a make-up brush to all your favorite kissable spots.


  1. how long is the body paint good for? Does this need to be kept in the refridgerator? Thanks :)

  2. In the body paint recipe is says 2 "t" butter. Is that teaspoons or tablespoons?
    3 "t" water
    2 "t" butter
    1/4 c cocoa powder
    1/2 "t" vanilla
    1/2 "t" of flavoring