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How To Melt Chocolate

Here are three methods to melt chocolate.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required:  10 minutes

Here's How:

1.   Microwave: Place unwrapped chocolate in a microwave-safe dish.

2.   Heat until melted (about 1 to 2 minutes for one chocolate square).

3.   Add 10 seconds per extra square.

4.   Double Boiler: Place unwrapped chocolate in top pan.

5.   Melt over hot water.

6.   Stir for 10 to 12 minutes until melted.

7.   Saucepan: Place unwrapped chocolate in pan.

8.   Melt over very low heat.

9.   Stir constantly.


  1. Moisture can cause chocolate to become stiff and lumpy.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of shortening for each ounce of chocolate.
  3. Stir chocolate until smooth again.

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