1. Set up a sheet of parchment paper. Place the grater or shredder over the top.
2. Find a suitable large bar of chocolate.
3. Grate the chocolate against the grater's holes. Allow the chocolate pieces to gather on the parchment paper at the base.
Large grater holes produce large shaved chocolate pieces.
Smaller grater holes produce fine or powdery chocolate shavings.
4. Continue until you have as much as needed.
5. Transfer the grated or shredded chocolate to the food items as needed.