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When melting this roasted and ground cacao seeds block or paste, it is important to keep it from burning. This guide is about melting chocolate.


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February 22, 2011

Use creamy peanut butter instead of shortening when melting any flavor of chocolate in a recipe. You cannot taste the peanut butter, but it does enhance the flavor of the chocolate.

By mkymlp from NE PA / USA

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October 22, 2010

What is the best way to melt chocolate?

By iamright from Eureka, CA

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October 22, 20100 found this helpful

Use a double boiler on your stove, or heat chocolate in a microwave oven.

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October 27, 20100 found this helpful

I have only had good luck with melting chocolate in the double boiler. The microwave melting tastes different to me. The only other way I have of melting chocolate is letting my nine-year old daughter put a chocolate bar next to the fan of my laptop. Ewww.

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October 27, 20100 found this helpful

If you don't have a double boiler you can set the chocolate in a slightly smaller or handled smaller pan and set that in a large pot of boiling water. Just be sure there's enough water boiling in the large pan that the bottom of the small pan is sitting in the water, but not so much water that would spill over when placing pan into pan. ;-)

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December 7, 2013

How do I melt chocolate in the microwave?

By Evie M.

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