How to Make Delicious Dipping Chocolate

Preparing chocolate for dipping takes a little practice, but the tips given here will help you master the art.

You will need

  • Chocolate
  • Cheese grater
  • Double boiler
  • Candy or fruit centers
  • Fondue fork
  • Wire rack
  • Drip pan
  • Candy thermometer (optional)

Step 1 Grate chocolate Grate your chocolate with the cheese grater. The chocolate can be sweet, unsweetened, semisweet, or milk chocolate.

Step 2 Melt chocolate Melt the chocolate slowly in the upper half of double boiler over boiling water.

Step 3 Stir the chocolate Stir the chocolate while it melts — at about 130 degrees Fahrenheit. Then remove the chocolate from the heat and allow it to cool for 15 minutes, to about 88 degrees.

Step 4 Coat candy centers Coat individual candy centers or pieces of fruit one at a time in small amounts of chocolate.

Step 5 Remove candy Lift the dipped pieces with a fondue fork and place them on a wire rack above a drip pan