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Dipping & Candymaking

Dipped Strawberries

With a smooth, deep flavor, our incredibly rich Ghirardelli Chips can be used to meet your dipping and candy-making needs.

Double Boiler Method

  • Place chips in top pan of double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. You may also use a glass or metal mixing bowl on top of a saucepan half-full of water.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable shortening for every 2 cups of chips.
  • Stir chips and shortening until completely melted and smooth. The melted chocolate will retain its chip shape until stirred.

Microwave Method

  • Place chips in a microwave-safe container.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable shortening for every 2 cups of chips.
  • Heat on medium power (50 percent) for 30 seconds.
  • Stir chips and shortening until completely melted and smooth. The melted chocolate will retain its chip shape until stirred.
  • Continue heating on medium powder (50 percent) for additional 30-second intervals.
  • Repeat process until completely melted and smooth.

For Dipping

Dip your favorite fruit, candy, pretzels, nuts, or other items. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until firm.

For Candy-Making

Spoon melted chocolate into candy mold. Refrigerate until solid, at least two hours.

Do not thin with water, milk, margarine, or butter. You'll get the best results if you use the chocolate within two days of melting.