Ghirardelli Baking Chips For Dipping?

Baking By mommaroxy Updated 14 Nov 2008 , 5:43pm by mommaroxy

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mommaroxy Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 7:29pm
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Hi everyone. I love the Spinning Leaf molds that everyone is using, I just dont have any yet. So, I picked up some of the ghirardelli milk chocolate chips to dip oreos in and was wondering if you all add shortening or not. I live up in the U.P. and all there is is a walmart with in 2 hours, so I take what I can get. When I have dipped strawberries I have done it both ways, but silly me cant remember which way I liked better!!

Any tips on how I can achieve a nice look without the molds? Could I use a small bowl? Would it just stick? I really want some of those molds, just cant do it right now. I keep telling hubby that they arent too expensive and Christmas IS coming up icon_biggrin.gif

I have to make the treat for the Cub Scout meeting on Monday and thought these would be fun...or I could always try the cake balls again, now that everyone has given me great tips! lol

Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance. God Bless


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GeminiRJ Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 7:45pm
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Try using cupcake/muffin liners. (Assuming you won't mind the ribbed edges). The foil ones might be sturdier. They should be able to peel right off the chocolate once set.

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Jopalis Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 8:22am
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Have you seen the Ghirardelli candy making and dipping bar? It's in about a 12 x 10 box. I buy it at Sam's Club.

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Honeydukes Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 5:18pm
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I don't have any of those molds. Just dip the cookies into coating chocolate and set them on a chilled cookie sheet covered with wax paper. I really like the way they look.

If your chocolate is too thick, you can add shortening to thin it out. Melt it, add a little bit until you get the consistency you like. Be careful not to add too much shortening or you'll be able to taste it.

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mommaroxy Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 5:43pm
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Sadly the nearest Sams is 2 hours away!! Next time I go to Wausau Im gonna be sure and go!

I went ahead and tried using the chips in a little plastic cup. It came out nice and easy! I was super surprised. It was a little thick though. AND when we ate them they did melt almost instantly! Dont think that will be good for cubscouts! So, I bought a thing of that dipping chocolate from Bakers. Anyone tried this??

Thanks for all the replies!!

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