“What temperature should the A’Peels chocolate be heated to? Which melting pot is best to use to melt the A’Peels? I’ve been using a crock pot but can’t get a consistent look to my dipped chocolate.”

-Jahna

 

Jahna,

Let’s start with the crock pot: We suggest that you do not use a crock pot to melt chocolate. The problem with melting chocolate in a crock pot is that it gets too hot.

The A’Peels should be melted to 110 degrees F, until it is smooth and all of the lumps are gone. We recommend using a double boiler to melt chocolate. You can also use a microwave, but on half power and only for 30 second intervals at a time, stopping and stirring the chocolate in between until is smooth and at the right temperature.

Do you use a candy thermometer? We have several to choose from, and wouldn’t melt chocolate without one. The Infrared ones are a favorite of ours. They are a little pricy, but make measuring temperatures for candy making a breeze!

Let us know if you have any other questions! We are happy to help!

-The Orson H. Gygi Team

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