Making Chocolate Candy and Dipping Food into Chocolate
a large porcelain or glazed pottery bowl
a small metal bowl
milk chocolate chips/morsels
solid vegetable shortening
closed cookie cutters (2-3 inches in diameter),
(8 to 10)
small pieces of fruit, marshmallows, pretzels, or other food for dipping
Be sure no water gets into the chocolate.
While the chocolate is melting, you may make molds by lining the cookie cutters with foil.
After the chocolate is melted, pour it into the cookie cutters, filling them half full. (A soup ladle helps in the pouring process.)
Set the molded chocolate aside to cool. When it is cool, peel the aluminum foil away. You may want to save part of the melted chocolate for dipping small pieces of fruit or other food.
You can make chocolate candy shapes using chocolate chips/morsels. First, put the chocolate into the small bowl with 2 tablespoons of vegetable shortening. Fill the large bowl with hot tap water (not boiling water). Set the smaller bowl of chocolate into the hot water, stirring until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth.