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Microwave Chocolate

Melting instructions for Microwave Chocolate

First, determine the wattage of your microwave oven. Then, perform a test trial, following the directions below, to determine how long the chocolate will need to be microwaved in your oven. For a 700-watt microwave, melt for 1 minute on high, and then 15-second intervals until you see where the melting point is. For 1,200-watt ovens, melt for 30 seconds, and then 15-second intervals.

1 pound Merckens or Nestle coating caps

Put coating caps in a microwave-safe dish. Bring it out and stir after one minute. Generally, it takes about 2 minutes and 30 seconds per pound for candy caps.

Always remove chocolate at each 1-minute interval, stir, and continue this process until melted.

Other tips: The less chocolate that you melt at a time, the faster it will overheat. Therefore, it is always best to melt 1 pound of chocolate at a time. It is best to use a small Corningware-type dish, and do not use Pyrex.

Microwave Chocolate 2000s

Tester's notes: You don't even need a decorator tip to write with chocolate. We also drizzled chocolate from the measuring cup for an artistic, thicker effect. Carol Niekum, one of the sisters who owns Make-A-Cake, Ross, says that in addition to all the regular graduation chocolate molds, they also have a round, lollipop mold that "spells out" 2000. Chocolate is available in a variety of school colors.

Elaine and Carol Niekum, Make-A-Cake, Ross

Thursday, June 01, 2000

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