How to Melt Chocolate – Here are a few tips I’ve learned over the years to melt chocolate using the microwave that give the best results every single time. Let me show you how easy this method is.
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Tips for Melting Chocolate
Is there anything more delicious than melted chocolate?
One of my favorite snacks to enjoy is chocolate dipped pretzels. However, I think with Valentine’s Day this month, most people are thinking of chocolate covered strawberries.
When I was first married I would melt chocolate using the double boiler method. And while that works great, if you get water anywhere near the chocolate, the chocolate is ruined and you need to start again.
How do you melt chocolate for dipping?
My favorite method for melting chocolate is to use the microwave. You don’t have to worry about accidentally getting water in the bowl and ruining the chocolate. Here are my favorite products to use for melting chocolate:
Almond Bark is a combination of cocoa butter with vegetable oil mixed with coloring and flavoring. It’s sold in blocks and was at first used to make “almond bark candy.”
If you look closely at the packaging, you’ll see the tiny words, “Make your own” above the big words, “Almond Bark.”
Candy Melting Chips
Another easy way to melt chocolate is to use candy melting chips. They come in a variety of colors too.
Directions for Melting Almond Bark
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- Begin by placing the almond bark in a microwave-safe bowl and place the bowl in the microwave using the low setting and starting out in 30 seconds intervals.
- Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the chocolate. One of the biggest mistakes people make with using the microwave is, they forget to stir the chocolate after each interval. Chocolate pieces can retain their shape until you stir them.
- If you don’t stir, you risk burning the chocolate.
- Return the chocolate back to the microwave and repeat with another 10 to 15 seconds until the chocolate is completely melted.
- In just a few minutes you’ll have perfectly beautiful melted chocolate for dipping.
What Tastes Good with Melted Chocolate?
Helpful Kitchen Tools
Here are a few of my favorite kitchen tools to use when melting chocolate. The chocolate drizzler tool is one of my favorites!
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 4gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g
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The nutrition information is calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee its accuracy. If this data is important to you, please verify with your trusted nutrition calculator.
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