Just 'cuz it's January.
Just 'cuz it's SNOWY.
And 'cuz I felt like dipping more chocolate last week.
I thought I'd do a GIVEAWAY!
And just 'cuz I've been emailed asking how I dip.
I'll show ya.
(Yes, that is me)
Good quality chocolate doesn't have wax in it.
Yes WAX! That's what makes candy bars shiny!
So the chocolate must be worked to mix the cocoa butter and chocolate together so that you have a shiny product as the chocolate dries.
If it hasn't been worked well
or if there is too much humidity in the air,
or if the room isn't cold enough....
the list goes on and on....
anyway if the conditions aren't perfect you will get white streaks in the candy.
That is bad.
After the chocolate has been "worked" enough and is cool,
then each chocolate needs to have a "sign" put on it so you know what's inside.
Like a caramel or orange cream or cinnamon bears.
My mom dips chocolates.
I grew up watching it.
Then I worked for Florence.
I worked 8 years for this amazing lady and she's built an incredible business.
I no longer work there, but the dipping bug still bites me!
So my chocolates aren't all gorgeous like the above photo.
But I use the same chocolate and I think they taste ok.
So leave a comment.
You're entered into the giveaway.
I'll end it on Super Bowl Sunday.