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Old 11-28-2011, 01:23 PM   #1
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Chocolate Coating

Hi,

I'm about to make these awesome Oreo Kisses. However, when I tried them yesterday, the melted chocolate (Hershey's dark chocolate bars) was rather thick (as expected...). This caused too much chocolate on the coating and almost no easily excessed chocolate.

Eventually, the chocolate layer was too thick, taking over the whole thing.

Any ideas for a more tender chocolate layer that will be easy-to-coat, will harden (in fridge), and won't be too thick? Maybe adding butter? Maybe cream?

Any tip would be much appreciated,
Thanks,
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:26 PM   #2
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I had the same problem in the past. I was told to add vegitable oil. And Another thing i did was instead of pooring the chocolatte over I brushed it to get very thin layer.
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:18 PM   #3
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Use some food grade cocoa butter it thin the mix. Dip the cookies instead of pouring.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:11 AM   #4
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Looks like she used chocolate "bark" which is a chocolate flavored coating, that is the easiest to work with, but not the best flavor.

I've used veg oil or shortening in my chocolate with good results.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:09 PM   #5
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I've had pretty good luck using a double boiler. Kept an eye on the temperature of the melted chocolate.

1 package of chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon of shortening

Last time I made dipped Oreo's. I just added everything together. Inserted a candy thermometer. If memory is correct I didn't let the temp get too high. Might have been around 100 degrees, just enough to keep it smooth, dipping consistency. I used a fork for the dipping. Tap off the excess chocolate. Dipped twice it will quickly harden up once it was placed on the wax paper. You don't have to dip it twice. I just did it for kicks..

Refrigerate a few minutes. If you have some chocolate left over you can use the fork and drizzle the chocolate on the top.

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Use some food grade cocoa butter it thin the mix...
Where can you buy it? I've been looking all over the place for it.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:12 PM   #7
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Where can you buy it? I've been looking all over the place for it.
Here you go Charlie!

http://www.amazon.com/Cocoa-Butter-N.../dp/B000R9DNI0
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Thank you.
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What's an Oreo kiss ?
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