How to Melt Chocolate + Homemade Chocolate Bites Recipe
We decided to make something special for all the people at the PICU, where our baby has spent the last 2 months after her open heart surgery. I was sure that if we really want to show appreciation it will have to be something made with our own hands. I knew it has to be something with hearts, and then I decided chocolate bites are the way to go.
Our baby was born with a heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot, and that is why she needed to have open heart surgery. Things didn’t go as planned and the journey has been very challenging! She recently started to drink breast milk through an ng tube, so that tells us that our days at the hospital are counted!
How to Melt Chocolate without a double boiler
Melting chocolate is the easiest thing in the world. All you need is a little bit of patience, really! If you have a double boiler then you are sorted, but if not, then all you need is two pots, one slightly bigger than the other, and a spatula (do not use wooden spoons as they tend to harbour humidity and that will impact the quality of your chocolate).
Over very low heat, warm a little bit of water in the bigger pot, just a little bit. Once it is warm, put the other pot on top. The purpose of this is not to get direct contact with the heat. Add a little bit of chocolate and start stirring at regular intervals until it is melted, then add a little bit more and so forth. When all the chocolate is melted, clean the pot with a cloth to prevent humidity transfer (better safe than sorry!); then use a spoon to transfer it to the silicon moulds and remove bubbles with a toothpick.
As you see, melting chocolate is not as intimidating as it seems, and the results are beautiful! Plus, this time of the year is filled with consumerism and making your own gifts really says that special person how much you care about them!
Enjoy! Let me know in the comments if you have any tips about melting chocolate!
Homemade Chocolate Bites
- 2 packages of Dark Chocolate for Melting.
- 2 packages of Milk Chocolate for Melting.
- 2 packages of White Chocolate for Melting.
- Decorative Toppings.
- Silicon Molds
- 2 pots (one slightly bigger than the other).
Takes , serves 100 chocolate bites.
- Over very low heat, warm a little bit of water in the bigger pot.
- Start by preparing the silicon molds by adding the decorative toppings at the bottom.
- Cut the chocolate into little pieces and start adding it o the smallest post little by little.
- Stir at regular intervals until it is melted.
- Use a spoon to transfer to the silicon moulds and use a toothpic to remove the bubbles. Work on a very flat surface.
- Repeat steps with the rest of the chocolate.
- Let it set in the fridge for about an hour.
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