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Simple Chocolate Coating

Things You'll Need
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips, HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)
How to Make
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    1. Cover tray with wax paper.

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    2. Place chocolate chips and shortening in medium heat-proof bowl. In separate large heat-proof bowl, put very warm water (100° to 110°F.) to 1-inch depth. Carefully place bowl with chocolate into bowl with water; water should come halfway up side of chocolate bowl.

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    3. Stir chocolate and shortening CONSTANTLY with dry rubber scraper until chocolate and shortening are melted and mixture is smooth. *Do NOT get water in bowl with chocolate. (If water cools, replace it with very warm water as directed above; water temperature is important to success). Remove chocolate bowl from inside water bowl.

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    4. With fork, dip chilled centers into chocolate mixture, one at a time; gently tap fork on edge of bowl to remove excess chocolate.** Invert coated center on prepared tray; swirl small amount of melted chocolate on top to cover fork marks; let stand until firm. Store candies loosely covered in cool, dry place. Coating for 3 to 4 dozen centers.

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    * If water or moisture gets into chocolate, it can seize and tighten. As an emergency measure, ONLY, stir in additional shortening, 1/2 teaspoonful at a time, just until chocolate is fluid again.

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    ** If chocolate mixture cools below 84°F, return bowl with chocolate into bowl with warm water. Chocolate is best for coating between 84° and 88°F.

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    CHOCOLATE CANDY IN MOLDS: Melt chocolate with shortening as directed above; remove bowl from inside water bowl. Spoon chocolate mixture into plastic candy molds; let stand until firm. Invert molds over prepared tray; tap candy from molds onto tray. Store as directed above. About 4 dozen 1x1-1/2 inch candies.

Simple Chocolate Coating

Simple Chocolate Coating

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