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Tip: How to Melt Chocolate

Tip: How to Melt Chocolate from Walking on Sunshine
Is there anything more delicious than melted chocolate?
I love to dip pretzels in melted chocolate or shortbread cookies.  But I think with Valentine's Day next week most people are thinking of chocolate covered strawberries.  So I thought for this week's tip I thought I would share with you how to melt chocolate that's perfect for dipping

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Chocolate is always nice for a special occasion but sometimes melting chocolate can be tricky. 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, forget about it!  The chocolate is ruined and you need to start again.

Tips for Melting Chocolate

My favorite method for melting chocolate is to use Almond Bark.  It melts beautifully in the microwave; which is how I like to melt chocolate for dipping. 

I always lay down a piece of waxed paper when working with melted chocolate.  This helps tremendously with cleanup.  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. 
Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl from Walking on Sunshine

In just a few minutes you'll have perfectly beautiful melted chocolate for dipping.  
Chocolate melts beautifully in the microwave from Walking on Sunshine.

Now, you can start dipping!

Always use waxed paper to lay your dipped items on and in no time you'll have a tray of chocolate covered strawberries ready to share with you family for Valentine's Day!
Strawberries dipped in melted chocolate from Walking on Sunshine.

Or chocolate dipped shortbread cookies!
Cookies dipped in melted chocolate from Walking on Sunshine.

Or make the cookies heart shaped for Valentine's Day!
Heart Shaped Shortbread cookies dipped in melted chocolate from Walking on Sunshine.

Tools to Help with Melting Chocolate

These heart shaped cookie cutters are perfect because of the different sizes!
Chocolate Drizzler Tool helps you write messages in chocolate. 

Glass Measuring Bowls work great for a large amount of chocolate.  

Silicone Bowls have lids to help store any leftover melted chocolate. 

Tip: How to Melt Chocolate from Walking on Sunshine

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  1. I love these tips! I always use the microwave too, but I've never tried almond bark, so that's definitely going on my list. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Great tips for melting chocolate just in time for Valentine's Day.


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