Thinning Out Chocolate For Dipping

Decorating By goof9j Updated 9 Dec 2006 , 1:23pm by mamacc

goof9j Posted 9 Dec 2006 , 1:40am
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can someone tell me what to use to thin out chocolate. My white chocolate seems to be too thick for dipping.

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bonniesido Posted 9 Dec 2006 , 1:46am
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I always use a little crisco.

hope22023 Posted 9 Dec 2006 , 1:47am
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You can add 1-2 T of vegetable shortening to thin out chocolate. HTH!

calvarykari Posted 9 Dec 2006 , 1:48am
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I use just a little bit of oil. Add 1 tsp at a time and mix very well till you get the consistancy you need. I tried adding parafin for my buckeyes and it did not turn out as good as the oil method.

goof9j Posted 9 Dec 2006 , 1:51am
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thanks for the tips. This is an awesome website....... icon_biggrin.gif

mamacc Posted 9 Dec 2006 , 1:23pm
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What about cocoa butter? Does anyone add cocoa butter to their chocolate to thin it? I recently bought some to use because I thought it might work better, but haven't tried it yet. I read somewhere that shortening and oil works but the chocolate might get a little spotty after a couple of days. This did happen to me when I dipped truffles last year....


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