Monday, February 23, 2015

Dipped Chocolates

At Relief Society we made dipped chocolates of all kinds.  The other ladies made very beautiful treats of fresh strawberries, pretzel sticks, cinnamon hearts, and other things.

Carefully and beautifully dipped treats.

 I brought mini Oreos.  I thought the Seminary kids might enjoy them.  I quickly made one pan full then turned the rest of the box over to the ladies. I did not want a large number of these treats lying around our house if the kids did not eat them.

Dipping chocolate the easy, cheap way is to take one bag of Wilton Candy Melts from Joann's Fabrics and Crafts or other craft store or department store and place it into a glass bowl.  Put in the microwave for one minute on defrost setting.  Remove bowl and stir candy melts.  Return to microwave and heat for 30 seconds more then stir again.  Repeat this process until all the candy is melted.

With the melted candy coating, dip your treat into it then lift out with a fork, tapping the fork on the side of the bowl to drop excess candy off the treat, then place dipped item onto a parchment or waxed paper covered cookie sheet.  Let sit until cooled and hardened.  (It is best not to eat ANY until the candy has hardened or you will have chocolate all over your face...a situation to be deplored if you find yourself out in public directly after dipping (and eating) treats.

Quick and sloppy, but VERY edible.  

These early morning treats went very quickly. 

Next time perhaps I will take more time and try to make them look better. I was actually more interested in the valentine-card-making part of the activity!

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