Everybody loves chocolate, but do you know how to melt chocolate for dipping? If not, then this post is for you! Check out this post to learn the tricks and tips on melting chocolate for dipping, the right way!
How To Melt Chocolate For Dipping The Right Way
What You’ll Need:
- melting chocolate of your choice (chips, chunks, bars or pellets)
- flavored baking chips (vanilla, butterscotch, peanut butter, etc.)
- slow cooker
- heat tolerant jars or bowls (preferably mason jars)
- stirring and drizzling spoons such as long iced teaspoons
Step 1: Slow Cook
To start melting chocolate, put in any melting chocolates preferably into a mason jar. And then, put them in a slow cooker. Mason jars are ideal to use because you could fit more in your slow cooker. However, you can opt to use any size of jar or bowl, as long as it is heat tolerant and it will suit your slow cooker.
Step 2: Put Hot Water
Pour hot water approximately halfway up to the jar’s sides. Do not to put hot water into the jars because this will seize and thicken the chocolate.
Step 3: Increase Temperature
Increase the slow cooker’s temperature. Do not cover it to avoid moisture forming within the lid, which will drop onto the melted chocolate.
Then after half an hour, check if the chips are already stirrable. It should be by now. However, since slow cookers may differ, you may have to adjust your heating time. If the chips have all been melted, decrease the temperature. Otherwise, you can microwave the jars every 20-seconds. Stop and stir until chocolate is all molten and stirrable.
Et voila! Your molten chocolate will continue to keep its drizzling and dipping consistency for a few hours. If you think you will be needing more, just add in more baking chips and stir. These will just melt into the melted chocolate itself.
Tip: To keep the melted chocolate’s consistency, return the jars to the slow cooker when you are not working with it.
You can now dip, drizzle or pour chocolate with confidence!
Get more tips on how to melt chocolate for dipping by watching this clip from Everyday Food:
Everything tastes better when dipped in chocolate. In fact, a chocolate dessert station is always a big hit at parties! So if you are planning to make your own, it is important to know how to melt chocolate for dipping the right way.
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