The best way to melt chocolates is using the double boiler method. It gives you a perfectly smooth texture ready to be used for any of your goodies be it for drizzling, coating or as a key ingredient.
The advantage of being a candy making mom is that when you discover something that’s hard to find in stores, you can easily whip up your own whenever you want to.
So when my daughter came home one day with a bag of chocolate-covered gummy bears she got as a party favor, I know in an instant it’s something I had to make.
A small bag isn’t enough for the kids and it’s a treat not easily found in stores. Add to that the fact that it got me hooked too, there’s just one way to have enough for everyone – make our own!
If you’ve tried my gummy bear recipes, you can do them again ahead of time so you can have as much as you want for a fraction of the price in stores.
Apart from caramel, another thing that I love with all my heart is chocolate! I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate???
Whether we’re talking about chocolate ice cream, brownies, delectable chocolate cake, chocolate beverages, chocolate sauce on just about any treat, or just nibbling on some chocolate bits.
Anything chocolatey sounds about right any day of the week. And I haven’t even started talking about chocolate fondue!
I bet you can feel my excitement from where you are. The kid in me gets so excited about dipping almost anything into that pool of melted chocolate. I even get myself spoonfuls just because. LOL.
Growing up, it wasn’t something we often had at home. But in recent years fondue has started to become quite popular and it’s not just cheese fondue anymore.
Don’t get me wrong, I love cheese. But chocolate fondue? It’s something that satisfies a different weakness in me.
I was making dipping chocolates in a client’s home kitchen when she asked me something I get a lot from different people: does melted chocolate and butter harden? This is a common question most beginners or first-timers have. It’s a very legit question, I might add, because I was guilty of this. I learned my lesson the hard way.