How To Make Hard Shell From Chocolate?

Sugar Work By lrlt2000 Updated 29 Aug 2011 , 2:51pm by crisseyann

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lrlt2000 Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 12:26pm
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I never make cake pops, but had so much leftover from carving that I decided to use the extras for some cake pops for neighbors. I don't have almond bark or anything that would dry hard. I have white chocolate and regular chocolate chips, and white chocolate ganache.

How can I make a coating that will dry hard and fast? I tried to melt some white chocolate chips last night, but it was too thick. When I added a few teaspoons of milk to thin it out, it just didn't work. It wouldn't harden to a shell.

Anyone know how I can achieve that hardening without having to go out to the store!?

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dchockeyguy Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 2:48pm
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If your white chocolate is too thick, try adding some paramount crystals to thin them out. Milk isn't going to work for this, but the crystals will help with the consistency.

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crisseyann Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 2:51pm
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A little bit of shortening added (if you don't have paramount crystals) will work as well for thinning out your chocolate.. I use the chocolate chips quite often. I find they taste better than candy melts for the most part.

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