Is there something I can put in the chocolate?
I am making 200 chocolate covered apples for my daughters wedding and want to make them in advance so not to have to make them the night before the wedding.
Is there something I can put in the chocolate to preserve them so that they stay nice if I make them like 5 days before the wedding?
Also, is there any way of making the chocolate really smooth so that the apples dip real well.
Wow! 200 chocolate covered apples! You do have your work cut out for you. :-) I think it's fantastic that you are making the effort for your daughter's wedding.
I don't really think there is anything you need to add to the chocolate to preserve it. The chocolate apples should be fine for a week as long as you keep them away from strong smells (soaps, candles, garlic, etc.) because the chocolate really does absorb smells easily.
For a smoother chocolate for dipping you may want to consider using Paramount Crystals
when melting the chocolate.
I hope it all goes well for you. Let us know.