Welcome to Chocolate Dipping 101
Please take your seats! Just kidding.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “Much easier said than done”?
Well, welcome to our world! Here at Fatty Sundays, where we hand dip, one by one, each of our pretzels, we know better than anyone that mastering the art of chocolate dipping is no easy task. Mastering the look of our chocolate covered pretzels has taken many months of practice and perfecting, and at this point it’s safe to say that we think our pretzels look pretty good! (and they taste even better!)
Dipping things into melted chocolate is a genius way to make an impressive and delicious looking treat. How to properly dip and the precision required to get the pretzels to turn out “just so” can be tricky, and takes a lot of patience and practice. But when you are done and have all those trays of perfect chocolate covered beauties, well….let’s just say it’s well worth all of your time and effort! Melting the chocolate to the right consistency is most important thing to keep an eye on so that when you dip something in chocolate, it doesn’t quickly drip off and create a mess. You want to be able to almost mold the chocolate around the item (in our case, a mini pretzel rod) so it’s clean, smooth and neat looking!
You can dip many things into melted chocolate (pretzels, popcorn, fruit, marshmallows, nuts, dried fruit, graham crackers, ice cream… you name it!), but chocolate is not the easiest substance to work with. Regardless of what chocolate-covered treat you are making, there are at least two rules for working withchocolate that you should keep in mind.
Rule No.1 NEVER combine chocolate with water!
Water “seizes” chocolate and even a minuscule drop (or damp spoon) can seize and ruin an entire bowl of chocolate making it thick, clumpy and impossible to salvage.
Rule No.2 Chocolate should be melted at the lowest possible temperature.
Overheated chocolate will also seize, rendering it impossible to work with.
So there you have it! Armed with these two rules go ahead and let your imagination run wild in the world of chocolate covered anything! Dip away and have fun creating your own tasty treats. Just don’t forget to keep Fatty Sundays. flavored chocolate covered pretzels in mind when you are looking to skip the mess and the hard work! Perfectly dipped chocolate covered pretzels will always be just one click away!