How to Melt Chocolate Wafers


Chocolate wafers, like chocolate chips, have a hardening agent inside them that helps them hold their shape when they are chopped up and used in foods like chocolate chunk cookies. But they can also be successfully melted and used in other preparations, such as chocolate sauce or chocolate ganache. You probably already have all of the items in your kitchen that you need to melt chocolate wafers.

Things You'll Need

  • Large pot
  • Large glass bowl
  • Heat-proof spatula
  • Fill a large pot with water and place it on the stove. Let the water come to a slow simmer.

  • Place a large glass bowl on top of the pot. The bowl should be large enough that it sits on the rim of the pot and the bottom of it does not touch the simmering water.

  • Dump the chocolate wafers into the glass bowl. Occasionally stir them with a heat-proof spatula as the wafers begin to melt. Stirring the wafers will encourage them to break down and melt.

  • Leave the bowl over the water until most of the solid chocolate pieces are gone. Then remove the bowl from the pot and allow carry-over heat to dissolve the remaining pieces of chocolate. Leaving the pot over the heat for too long will result in grainy and lumpy chocolate.

  • Use the melted chocolate immediately to dip strawberries, pour as a chocolate sauce or whatever else you are planning to do with it. When the chocolate cools, it will harden again.

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