Help! What Does Seized Chocolate Look Like?!

Baking By korensmommy Updated 28 Oct 2009 , 2:27am by Texas_Rose

korensmommy Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 8:36pm
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I am trying to make chocolate covered oreos right now.
I have done this a hundred times and when I melt my chocolate in the microwave, it comes out smooth and easy to pour.

Right now my chocolate has the look of buttercream - kind of thick and grainy.

Did it seize up on me and can I salvage this?

Please help so I know if I need to run to the store tonight!

4 replies
prterrell Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 8:44pm
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Add a little crisco, a teaspoon at a time and heat on very low power. Usually, the additional fat will help unseize it.

verono Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 10:08pm
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Maybe you burned your chocolate..!

korensmommy Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 2:17am
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Thanks, I tried to salvage it but ended up putting it down the disposal.
Made another batch and it came out perfect - who knows what happened before!

Texas_Rose Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 2:27am
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If you microwave it a few seconds too long, it can do that. It seems like the better the chocolate, the more tempermental it is.

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