Want to make fabulous confections for the holidays but don’t have the first clue about how to do so? Well, there are lots of things you can dip in chocolate that are not only delicious, but a breeze for any beginner.
Using chocolate morsels, you can make platters full of delicious edibles your family and friends will love, and the best part is, you don’t need any specific skills. Place a pan of water on the burner and bring to a boil. Set another pan on top of that one, and dump in a bag or two of chocolate morsels. Allow the chocolate to melt completely, then drop in a small chunk of ordinary wax, or paraffin. The wax will keep the chocolate from sliding off the candies. Use about a sugar cube-sized lump of wax for every pack of morsels.
Pretzels are delicious after being dipped in chocolate. Don’t go for the pretzels sticks, use the heart-shaped pretzels instead. Drop two or three of them in the chocolate, cover well, then scoop then out and immediately place on waxed paper. Allow to cool.
Use Ritz crackers to make another fabulous treat. Spread peanut butter on a Ritz, cover it with a second cracker, then dip in the chocolate. Cover well before taking them out of the chocolate and placing them on waxed paper.
Believe it or not, chow mein noodles make great candies! Place the dry noodles in the chocolate and cover them well. Gather five or six of the noodles with a fork, and lay them on waxed paper. When they’ve cooled slightly, stand them up to make “haystacks”.
Make your own peanut clusters quickly and easily. Dump enough peanuts into the chocolate to make the mixture lumpy but not too thick. Use a spoon to scoop out a portion of the peanuts, then drop them on the waxed paper. Allow to cool and refrigerate if desired. Other nuts can be dipped in chocolate, too.
Stir peanut butter and powdered sugar together until it is no longer sticky. Take a section of the mixture, roll it into a ball, and drop it into the chocolate mixture. Scoop out with a spoon and drop onto the waxed paper.
To add more variety, dip some of the items in white chocolate, some in milk chocolate, and some in butterscotch morsels. Each one is a different treat with a different flavor entirely. Other things you can dip in the chocolate include graham crackers, strawberries, cherries, and assorted cookies.
You don’t have to be a world-famous chef to give your family delectable candies and goodies for the holidays, not do you have to have a tremendous budget. Most of these recipes will cost less than five bucks to make a batch.