"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-11-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1
Chocolate covered fruit- help me!

Help! I've been trying to make chocolate covered frozen bananas and chocolate covered strawberries. It seems like the chocolate always clumps or slides off of the fruit. Am I not heating the chocolate correctly? Is there water getting into the chocolate from the fruit? How do I solve these problems??


jwebby05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 07:47 PM   #2
Chief Eating Officer
GB's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
Welcome to the site. Let us know, step by step, exactly what you did and I am sure someone here will be able to guide you in the right direction.

You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 08:12 PM   #3
Sous Chef
ella/TO's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 797
I melt semi-sweet choc. chips in a bowl in the MW.....heat just until they get soft, then take out of MW and keep stirring until it's melted. I've never done frozen bananas, but I do strawberries all the time.....just dip them, turning so they're covered on all sides, then put them on waxed paper, then into the fridge until set....
ella/TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 08:18 PM   #4
Head Chef
Mimizkitchen's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,607
If you are not having problems with your strawberries try freezing the bananas after you dip them.. I'm thinking the warmth of the chocolate against the frozen banana is causing your problem... Keep us posted...
A woman is like a tea bag, you never no how strong she is until you put her in hot water...
Mimizkitchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2010, 07:18 AM   #5
Master Chef
jabbur's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 5,477
Maybe dredge the fruit in powdered sugar? Kind of like putting flour on the meat before breading? I'm not a candy maker so don't know if this will solve your problem. I make buckeyes at Christmas and found that the chocolate chips usually don't work well for coating so I buy candiquik and it works better.CandiQuik.com
I could give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!
jabbur is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.