Dipping Chocolate Question

Sugar Work By Mallen88 Updated 3 Oct 2011 , 3:21pm by cakegirl1973

Mallen88 Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 4:32pm
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Hi,

I'm planning on making white chocolate covered rice-krispie treats so that kids can decorate them as the wish. (either to make eye balls or pumpkins if i can dye it orange)

I'd like the chocolate to be a fully covering layer and not apart of the rice Krispies. I've seen blogs with people using Candiquick but I'm nervous to buy it. I did see "Candy Melts" on sale, would those work? Or should I just use white chocolate chips?

I've worked before with chocolate, I'm just not sure if regular white chocolate will be as sturdy.

Thanks!

5 replies
Marianna46 Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 3:34am
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I've dipped lots of things in candy melts - it works really well. I'd say go for it.

me_me1 Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 2:42pm
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Candy melts are great, really nice and easy to use. If it seems a bit thick when melted then just add a spoonful of vegetable oil and it gets it a bit runnier which made it easier to dip into for me.

cakelady2266 Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 3:01pm
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Candy Melts are great, because they come in many colors and coat better. Hobby Lobby sells a brand of colored chocolate that is really creamy and coats well. If you use white chocolate chips you will have to color them causing them chocolate to thicken and you can counter this by adding a small amount of solid shortening.

jlcalvert Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 3:04pm
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I find almond bark is easier to cover things as well easier to color. Chocolate melts get thick and globby. That has been my experience at least.

cakegirl1973 Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 3:21pm
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I usually use candy melts, too. But I made chocolate covered strawberries this summer with melted chocolate chips this summer, and they worked just find. White chocolate might be a different story, though. Haven't tried it.

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