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Yummy treats. *help Sophia's Mommy♥ 1 child; Hollywood, Florida 10171 posts
18th Jan '13

How do you properly melt chocolate? I tried it once to make chocolate covered strawberries and I ended up burning it and it tasted horrible.



I saw these and want to make them for DD's birthday party. It says you cover it with white chocolate but I don't know howww. :? Help?
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Also, could you use the same chocolate for cake pops? Or do you use frosting for cake pops?

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
18th Jan '13

I desperately want to know how to melt white chocolate properly. I used my home made double boiler method, and the microwave. Both methods made the chocolate harden back up in little chunks or burn. I want to make something like this for SO because he adores the white chocolate covered Oreos they only have here around the holidays.

JeNnAs MoMoM 2 kids; Pennsylvania 3090 posts
18th Jan '13

Do you do melting chips or chocolate candy? I think using melting chips like from a craft store would solve your problem.

ThreeLittleBirds Due August 28; 3 kids; Pueblo West, CO, United States 1020 posts
18th Jan '13

Use Wilton candy melts for those and just heat slowly in the microwave until melted. After you dip them they will set quickly in the fridge.

ThreeLittleBirds Due August 28; 3 kids; Pueblo West, CO, United States 1020 posts
18th Jan '13

Oh, and yes use the same for cake pops!

Hannah & Emma's Mommy 18 kids; Georgia 3340 posts
18th Jan '13

I always boil a pan of water and sit my bowl of chocolate on it. Stir really well. I've never had a problem as long as it doesn't come in direct contact with the heat.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49057 posts
18th Jan '13

my mom uses the blocks and melts them in the microwave never been burnt she has to take it out and mix it a lot tho.

Monsters² Mom 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Dahlgren, VA, United States 4920 posts
status 18th Jan '13
Quoting ThreeLittleBirds:" Use Wilton candy melts for those and just heat slowly in the microwave until melted. After you dip them they will set quickly in the fridge."


OP if you use the microwave method do 20 second intervals then stir the chocolate. Another 20 seconds and stir until it is the consistency you want.

Sophia's Mommy♥ 1 child; Hollywood, Florida 10171 posts
18th Jan '13

I used chocolate chips and did it in a pot on the stove :oops: Guess that's where I went wrong lol.

Sophia's Mommy♥ 1 child; Hollywood, Florida 10171 posts
18th Jan '13
Quoting ThreeLittleBirds:" Oh, and yes use the same for cake pops!"


I never knew you used chocolate on cake pops. I thought it was regular frosting until I realized it's hard to get regular frosting so smooth lol.

Sophia's Mommy♥ 1 child; Hollywood, Florida 10171 posts
18th Jan '13

Thanks ladies!

Monkey Nuts Australia 4572 posts
18th Jan '13
Quoting Hannah & Emma's Mommy:" I always boil a pan of water and sit my bowl of chocolate on it. Stir really well. I've never had a problem as long as it doesn't come in direct contact with the heat."


This!



You can never stop stirring it basically.



What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting Hannah & Emma's Mommy:" I always boil a pan of water and sit my bowl of chocolate on it. Stir really well. I've never had a problem as long as it doesn't come in direct contact with the heat."

This is how it is supposed to be done.

Always♥Faithful 2 kids; CHERRY POINT, North Carolina 21661 posts
19th Jan '13

I do it the lazy way. Lol I use hersheys melting chips and put them in a bowl with about a tbsp of vegetable oil (for a decent amount of chocolate) and then put the bowl in the microwave and set it to defrost for 30 seconds. I stir it, and keep doing 30 second intervals on defrost til melted completely. It has worked great every time.

RadioactiveCat Due November 8 (boy); 1 child; Roanoke, VA, United States 22596 posts
19th Jan '13