You know my motto,
Chocolate makes everything better!
And it does!
And you can put it on practically everything.
Well maybe not spinach or peas, but you know what I mean.
And it’s so easy to do, and fun, and it’ll impress your friends.
The easiest way I’ve found to cover almost everything is using my small handy dandy crockpot.
Just get some candy bark or candy melts,
(I don’t recommend using chips for baking, they don’t set up as well, meaning, they won’t get that hard shell. The chocolate will stay soft and melt on your fingers when you pick up whatever you dipped.)
Place your chocolate into your crockpot (or you can melt in the microwave or double boiler) and get it melted.
If your chocolate is thicker than you want, add some Crisco or paramount crystals (found at specialty stores) to thin up your chocolate, just add a little at a time.
I usually add 1 teaspoon of Crisco to a package of bark.
Now find some stuff to dip!
Candy from the dollar store that needs chocolate,
Fruit (be careful on this one, you don’t want fruit juice dripping into your chocolate) but strawberries washed and dried or dried fruit are perfect, also fresh pineapple, not canned.
Pound cake. You just can’t imagine what a little chocolate can do to some store bought pound cake!
Oh and I almost forgot, COOKIES!
I’ve seen chocolate covered bacon,
chocolate covered potato chips
But all this chocolate, you want to dress it up, impress your friends, kinda like the old Rice Krispie Treat commercials where the mom would dab a little flour on her cheeks before bringing them out of the kitchen.
Meet my best friend-THE BOTTLE!
These are the same bottles I used for Royal Icing,
Just place some chocolate in the bottle (still solid is easiest)
And place in the microwave. I do about 10 seconds at a time, once warm I let it rest a minute then squeeze to see if any chunks are still in there and if necessary another 10 seconds in the microwave. be very careful not to burn your chocolate.
Now all those things you have covered in chocolate, add a little white chocolate to them!
It doesn’t have to be perfect.
If your tip gets clogged, use a toothpick to remove the clump.
Even on a plain cookie makes them look fancy, remember my Butter Wafers?
And another fun thing to do with melted chocolate in a bottle
Write or doodle, free hand or from a drawn design, just place wax paper over your design and go to it!
But you get the idea.
And if you don’t like what you draw, just let it set on the wax paper then put it back in your bottle.
And you can keep that chocolate in the bottle, just store it like you would any other chocolate, in a cool dry place, like the cabinet next to the chocolate chips.
Another choice would be some cute sprinkles
So you’ve used up almost all of the chocolate
You really can’t dip anything else in there, so there’s only one thing left to do
Get your peanuts out, we like the dry roasted ones, and pour some in. Coat your peanuts well, add some more if you need to then drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper
And covering everything in chocolate really takes no time at all.
And chocolate covered stuff travels well, so you get invited to parties.
Or you could give as a gift,
Or you could hope the kids don’t notice what you did while they were at school today so you can eat it all yourself.
Wouldn’t YOU want me to bring some of these goodies over to share?
I’ve linked up at Wednesday Eats, Wonka Wednesday, Newlyweds Recipe Linky, The Shady Porch, Junk in their Trunk, Mrs. Fox’s Sweet Party, What I whipped up Wednesday, This Chick Cooks, Wednesday’s Wowzers, Crazy Sweet Tuesday, Thursday’s treasures, Full Plate Thursday, Mid-week Fiesta, Cast Party Wednesday, Sweet Tooth Friday, Chocolate Blog Hop