How can I get the Chocolate to be thinner for dipping?

by Annette
(Canada)

I am making some Chocolate covered treats and the Chocolate seems to be too thick. I'm using Chocolate melts, not Chocolate that requires tempering (too finicky).


I have tried to add paramount crystals and that didn't help, should I just be adding more of that or should I use shortening?

I don't want to alter the taste of the chocolate too much either. Any help you can give me would be great. Thanks :-)






Hi Annette,

I'd try using the shortening. Just start with a tablespoon. Depending on how much chocolate you are working with, you can adjust the amount accordingly.

I've never had a problem with the taste being altered, but I've never really used much more than a tablespoon or so per pound of chocolate.

Hope that helps thin the chocolate sufficiently for you.

~Angie

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Dec 13, 2013
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by: Joann

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Aug 03, 2010
Wedding Favor Photos
by: Angie

Thanks, Dottie! I'll look forward to seeing them. If you can get the photo onto your computer, it's easy to upload them here using the form provided.

There's a button on the form that says "browse" and you click that and a little window will open that lets you find it on your computer. You then just click save and the system does the rest. =)

Have fun making your Wedding favors!


Aug 03, 2010
lollipops for wedding
by: Dottie B.

Thank you for getting back to quickly. If I am able to send a photo of the lollipops for the wedding i will. Still learning how to send photos.

Aug 02, 2010
Crisco Shortening for Thinning Chocolate
by: Angie

Yes I was referring to using Crisco shortening for thinning chocolate. That's what I have used with good success.


Hope your wedding lollipops turn out great. I'd love to see them if you can take some photos of the finished lollipops and add them to our chocolate party favor page. =)

Aug 02, 2010
thinner white chocolate
by: Dottie B.

Thanks for the tip on using shortening.....can I assume you mean hard shortening...as in Crisco.
Thank you.....need answer asap..starting lollipops tomorrow for granddaughter's wedding on Saturday.

Thank you.

Nov 23, 2009
Thank you
by: Annette

Thank you so much for your quick answer. I will try that and let you know how it goes :-) Have a wonderful week!!

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