Making Chocolate Thinner

by Mike
(Seaford, Delaware)


Whenever I am melting Chocolate I normally use Paramount Crystals making chocolate thinner. However, not everyone has Paramount Crystals on hand, but I have used Paraffin Wax to make chocolate thinner as well.

I like to cut the wax slabs in smaller chunks and use a Cheese Grinder (Hand Crank) and put the pieces in an air tight container.

This way you can use as much as desired so you can get it to your desired thinness and save the rest for another time. This will also save you time for your next project.

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the great tips for making chocolate thinner. Something that I've used for thinning out chocolate is Crisco shortening. I just put a teaspoon or so (as needed) to thin the chocolate, and it works pretty well.

For those not familiar with Paramount Crystals, you can get them at Candyland Crafts for just a couple of bucks. They go a LONG way.

You can usually find food grade paraffin at your local grocery store - in the canning section.

Thanks again for the great tips. Hope to hear more from you in the future!


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Jun 11, 2018
How to thin down chocolate
by: Sandra Smith

Paramount Crystals are the same as using grated food grade Paraffin wax. Both can be used to thin down chocolate. Parrafin wax is cheaper to use. You can find Paraffin wax in the canning section of your favorite grocery store

Apr 16, 2017
Using paraffin wax in melting chocolate
by: Twish

I have always done this when dipping my buckeyes (aka peanut butter balls, almond bark, or peppermint bark). I only use a small bit (less than a 1 inch cube).
My taste preferences are for Real Chocolate, not chocolate flavored coating.
It helps to keep chocolate from melting when handling and gives coat a pretty shine. In my own opinion I don't think it alters flavor at all.
I used a peeler to peel/shave the wax pieces and added a few at a time for right dipping consistency for dipping cake balls.
I'll continue this method as long as it works for me.

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