I did add some shortening, but probably about a teaspoon as I really didn't want it to turn greasy. So I was talking to my mom about it and she told me to try Almond Bark. I've never used it but she said it was great for dipping like that. I'll give it a try and see what I can come up with.
Shortening????? I dunno about that one. That just doesn't appeal to me.
The shortening didn't appeal to me either, which is why I put in such a small amount. The truffles that I did make were great, but just looked a bit off.
And I got the almond bark at Walmart. It comes in white chocolate and regular chocolate (I think). It just looks like HUGE bars of candy
I can also find it in both of my local grocery stores. It is relatively cheap too. I melt it in a double boiler for maximum results.
Do a test after adding a little to get the consistancy you need.
I think candy melts taste alot better than regular chocolate and they hold
up better - they don't melt as easily as chocolate.
I use CK products brand - in reading on the internet it states to use cocoa butter to thin real chocolate -
didn't know that!
Paramount crystals are chips of partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil combined with lecithin and citric acid (as a preservative)... paramount crystals have virtually no flavor (tasteless) ...
I like the ease of using the dipping melts when I need a thinner consistency you do not have to add anything to it.
You can find them at www.chocoley.com. They also have other items for candy making. The candy tastes great also.
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