How To Make Fancy Stripes on Your Chocolate Candy Using a Zip-Tight Bag – Kid Friendly Things To Do .com
I just recently made 900 Chocolate Covered Coconut Bon-Bons with beautiful contrasting chocolate stripes. In that process, I have had a lot of practice getting to know the art of making those fancy chocolate lines on my candies! Along the way, I came up with a couple of tricks that I would love to share with you! 🙂 Use this process over any chocolate treat!
- Chocolate Melts – a contrasting color to your dipped chocolate color
- A Zip-Tight Baggie
- Oven mitts
- A pizza pan, or thin baking pan – like a cookie sheet
- A pot of water, steaming on the stove
- Dipped candies, dipped pretzels, or other fun treat
- Melt your chocolate melts using the instructions on the back of chocolate melt bag
- You may need to fold your zip-tight bag over, to get closer to the bottom of the bag
- Pour the melted chocolate into the plastic bag
- Squeeze the air out of the bag, and zip it shut
- Carefully, snip a teeny-tiny, corner of the bottom of the chocolate bag
- Using gentle pressure, squeeze the chocolate over the treats, going bag and forth, making a curvy zig-zag look
- Use a few practice candies, until you are confident in your zig-zag abilities
- If you are doing several, your chocolate may cool off, get thick, and harden
- I found that the nice thin hot chocolate produced the best, more controlled lines for me
- To keep the chocolate warm in my bag – this is what I did:
- You don’t want to place your plastic bag in the microwave. It’s not good for you, and the plastic will melt
- Place the baggie, over the mitts that are warming on the stove. The warm mitts will keep your chocolate at good temperature, and ready to use over, and over! 🙂
- If you run out of chocolate, repeat the steps above!
- Have fun with it!
~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com