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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.


  • 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.
  • TIP: Check the temperature with a candy thermometer.
  • Step 4: Coat candy centers Coat individual candy centers or pieces of fruit one at a time in small amounts of chocolate.
  • TIP: Make sure the fruit is room temperature.
  • Step 5: Remove candy Lift the dipped pieces with a fondue fork and place them on a wire rack above a drip pan
  • FACT: Switzerland is the world's largest consumer of chocolate.

You Will Need

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

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