I was wondering about freezing chocolate.
I bought way too much choc to dip pretzels for Christmas. I did not do as much as I usually do and was wondering if I can freeze it, and if so for how long?
I usually run out of it but this year I over purchased.
Yes, you can freeze chocolate, but it really isn't necessary when you are talking about plain chocolate that you use for dipping chocolate covered pretzels, etc.
You can simply store the chocolate in an airtight container at room temperature away from other things that have strong smells.
Chocolate has a very long shelf life and can be kept for years. In fact, you can even store and re-use chocolate that has been melted but not used. Just re-melt it when you are ready to use it again.
Freezing chocolate is okay, too, but it tends to get 'bloom' from the freezer (when the fat and/or sugar separates). If you are only planning to use the chocolate for melting in the future, the bloom won't matter as it goes away when you melt the chocolate.
Hope that helps! Happy New Year!