How To Make Fancy Stripes on Your Chocolate Candy Using a Zip-Tight Bag – Kid Friendly Things To Do .com

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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! ๐Ÿ™‚ Use this process over any chocolate treat!

You’ll Need:

  • Chocolate Melts – a contrasting color to your dipped chocolate color
  • A Zip-Tight Baggie
  • Scissors
  • 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 ofย  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
  • Making those beautiful chocolate stripes using a plastic baggie!
  • 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
  • Making those beautiful chocolate stripes using a plastic baggie!
  • 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:
  • Making those beautiful chocolate stripes using a plastic baggie!
  • 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! ๐Ÿ™‚
  • If you run out of chocolate, repeat the steps above!
  • Have fun with it!

~Melissa –

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