Shine On Chocolate?

by Penny
(London, Ontario, Canada)

HOW DO YOU GET A SHINE ON CHOCOLATE DIPPED STRAWBERRIES?


Thank you for the awesome help in storing almond bark with cranberries. Now, I have another question...

I want to dip strawberries in chocolate but never seem to get a shine on them, how do you get the shine in the chocolate. I have been using Merkins chocolate and melting it and then dipping the strawberry. Is there something I'm missing?

Thanks again for your help, just love this site.
~Penny






Hi Penny,

Glad to be of help. Thanks for your kind words about the site, too. :)

There are different ways to get shiny chocolate. The most time consuming way to make chocolate shiny is to temper the chocolate. Tempering gives the chocolate a sharper crack and a shinier appearance.


You can also usually get the chocolate to shine just by adding a tablespoon of vegetable oil to the chocolate when melting. In fact, quite often people use paraffin wax for the same purpose - about 1 tablespoon does the trick.


Try one of those suggestions and see how they turn out. Let me know!

~Angie



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May 18, 2015
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by: Angie from chocolate-candy-mall.com

Yes, that should do the trick! :)

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Dec 07, 2013
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by: Angie from chocolate-candy-mall.com

Glad you like Chocolate Candy Mall. :) I would suggest about 1 tablespoon per pound of chocolate. I would suggest shortening instead of oil if possible. Paraffin wax works, too.

Dec 06, 2013
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What proportion of oil or paraffin to chocolate for this method to make it shiny? Thank You!
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