How to Temper Chocolate

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The easiest way to get beautifully smooth and shiny chocolate!

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Why Should I Temper Chocolate?

If you don't temper chocolate properly, it becomes lack luster and crumbly.

What You'll Need:

1 lb of Chocolate A Microwave Safe Bowl

1. Microwave

Place the chocolate in a bowl and microwave in short bursts, stirring vigorously in between until 75% of the chocolate is melted.

2. Mix

Mix the melted chocolate with the unmelted chocolate already in your bowl until completely smooth.

3. Let It Cool!

Allow the chocolate to cool slightly before using it.

Chocolate does not need to be tempered when using it in cake batter.  However, if your chocolate will be visible in your end product, tempering is critical.  Use tempered chocolate for:

Chocolate Leaves

Use the leaves to decorate cakes, pies, and cupcakes or simply arrange them on a plate for a super easy dessert!

Chocolate Ganache

You can easily make amazing ganache to top just about any dessert!

Chocolate Bark

Fill chocolate bark with your favorite fruit, seeds, and nuts!

Looking for delicious dessert ideas?!