You’ve come to the right place if you have wondered how to melt chocolate to decorate your treats. If you want the best results, ensure your chocolate dipping is at the right consistency.
You can melt chocolate in three simple ways: on the stovetop, microwave, or in a melting pan. The recipe or project will determine which method you should use.
Chocolate Pro Melting Chocolate
Chocolate Pro Melting Chocolate has been designed to melt quickly. You can use it in a chocolate pot, a fountain, or drizzled on treats. This chocolate’s smooth texture and rich flavor are perfect for fruit, poundcake, cookies, pretzels, or potato chips.
Candy Melts Candy
Candy Melts can be used for dipping, drizzling, and dunking. You can melt them in the microwave, stovetop, or Candy Melts melting pan. They come in many colors and flavors. Use Light Cocoa Candy Melts Candy or Dark Cocoa Candy Melts to dip your treats. Candy Melts can also be used to cover cake pops or cookies.
How to Melt Chocolate Chips
The same rules apply whether you are melting white, dark, or milk chocolate chips – slowly and steadily winning the race. Chocolate chips are almost always coated with a food-safe lubricant to keep them from melting and losing shape. They are great for cookies because they do not melt or become liquid when heated to high temperatures.
It’s straightforward to burn the chocolate chips when you try to melt them to a liquid consistency. Double boilers or melting pots are the best ways to melt chocolate. These methods evenly distribute heat over a long period, preventing you from burning the chocolate.
How to melt chocolate in a microwave
Microwaves are great for melting small quantities of chocolate (1 cup or less). You run the risk that your chocolate will burn if you use a more significant amount.
Instructions on microwaving chocolate wafers or other confectionery products are on the packaging. Most likely, you’ll have to adjust the power to prevent overcooking. Use a bowl that is microwave safe for better heat dispersion. Glass works well for this.
This method can melt the following types of chocolate: melting wafers (small quantities), Candy Melts, Candy, and chocolate chips.
How to Melt Chocolate on a Stove
Double boilers are one of the best methods to melt candy wafers and chocolate. Double boilers melt chocolate using hot steam instead of flames.
Place a small pan filled with water (about 1 inch) on the stove. On the stove, place a small saucepan filled with water. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl more significant than the saucepan’s opening. (Your bowl should not touch the water in your pan.
Increase the heat to medium-low. The steam that rises from the boiling water will melt the chocolate. It is ideal for large amounts of chocolate (up to 1 cup) since it is almost impossible to overcook or burn it.
It would be best to be careful not to let the steam come into contact with the chocolate. Water can cause chocolate to seize and become unusable. If you see a lot of smoke rising from your bowl, lower the temperature.
This method can melt the following types of chocolate: melting wafers (large quantities), Candy Melts, Candy, and chocolate chips.
How to use the CANDY MELTS melting pot
The Candy Melts Melting pot is the best choice if you want your chocolate to remain liquid for a long time. The melting pot melts chocolate and maintains a constant temperature so that your chocolate stays liquid as long as needed.
It’s excellent for fondue parties or dipping cake pops. The melting pot melts 2 1/2 cups of chocolate or wafers within 10 minutes. You’ll be ready for dipping and dunking in no time.
This method can melt the following types of chocolate: melting wafers (Candy melts) and chocolate chips.
How to thin melted chocolate
You can thin out melted chocolate and candy wafers if they are too thick to dip or drizzle.
The easiest way to dip is with Dipping Aid. EZ Thin allows you to control the consistency of your chocolate or Candy without changing its overall appearance (it will remain shiny and set correctly). Add EZ Thin to your Candy after it has melted.
If you do not have EZ-Thin on hand, you may also use a solid white vegetable butter, starting with a little and adding more as necessary.
Unless otherwise instructed, we don’t recommend using any of these ingredients to thin your chocolate. These ingredients may cause the chocolate to seize, making it unusable.
Some decorators suggest using coconut or vegetable oil to thin chocolate. We caution you against this, especially if your Candy is Candy Melts. These ingredients can alter the texture, causing the Candy not to set correctly.
These quick and easy melting methods are perfect for melting chocolate to make a chocolate fountain, fondue, or drizzle on some salty chips.