Tip: Use a Candy Mold for Easier Chocolate-Dipped Treats

Tip: Use a Candy Mold for Easier Chocolate-Dipped Treats

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Sarah Rae Smith
Jan 28, 2011

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I've already started looking for sweet treats that would make great gifts. This idea could be easily duplicated at home and takes all the scariness and mess out of chocolate dipping!

Although I'm not new to dipping things in chocolate, I still refuse to buy a proper dipping fork. As a result I end up dropping half of what needs to be dipped into the chocolate molten lava and then have to fish it out. Sometimes that's a good thing, sometimes it's not. But either way you look at it, this super simple idea from ladies over at The Crafting Chicks takes away all muss and fuss!

Instead of traditional dipping, instead they found a candy mold that's slightly larger than the size cookie they're using. As it's pressed into the mold, the chocolate surrounds it and they're good to go! They left the back of the cookie exposed, but you could just as easily put one more skim coat on the top and wipe them off clean for a finished look.

Read more: Chocolate-Covered Oreos at The Crafting Chicks

We'll of course steer you towards a tasty homemade cookie and filling instead of the store bought variety (though we can't say much since we deep fried Oreos awhile back), to yield the tastiest results. Here's a few options to try out:

Cranberry Cream Cheese Cookie Filling
Mini Molasses Cookies with Lemon Filling
Chocolate Chip and Toffee Shortbread Cookies

Related: Sweet Techniques: How to Temper Chocolate

(Image: The Crafting Chicks)

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