8 Things to do With Melted Chocolate

Blossom Lady
Jan 26, 2022 03:42 AM
8 Things to do With Melted Chocolate

No matter what the recipe says, somehow after decorating cookies or dipping fruit, there is almost always melted chocolate left over. Instead of throwing the leftovers away, use them to make a treat. Chocolate mounds are easy to make and can be made with a variety of different flavor combinations, depending on what you like and have on hand. You can also think of this recipe as a way to use other ingredients - the end of a bag of shredded coconut, various nuts and dried fruits or candies. Below are some of my favorite combinations and ideas.

1. Toasted nuts, dried fruit, chopped candies

8 Things to do With Melted Chocolate
Melted chocolate
1. Add nuts or other mix-ins to melted chocolate and toss so they are evenly coated.
2. Spoon coated ingredients onto parchment paper and wait for them to harden. Once cooled, confections can be stored in airtight bag or container.
Recommended Combinations:
Toasted almonds and shredded coconut
Toasted walnuts and mini marshmallows
Dry-roasted peanuts and chopped plain M&M’s
Plain rolled oats and raisins
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2. Bark.

8 Things to do With Melted Chocolate
Pour the melted chocolate over any combination of toasted nuts, seeds, and dried fruit for an easy, elegant treat. White chocolate poured over freshly roasted almonds is the classic bark, but you can try any combination of dried fruits, nuts, and seeds.
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3. Candy molds.

8 Things to do With Melted Chocolate
Pour it into these easy-to-use trays to make simple holiday chocolates. For Easter, use pastel colored melting wafers.
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4. Frozen chocolate-covered bananas.

8 Things to do With Melted Chocolate
Just roll the bananas in the chocolate and freeze on parchment or waxed paper. If you want to be fancy, poke a stick in one end and roll in nuts, coconut, cocoa powder, etc.
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5. Fondue.

8 Things to do With Melted Chocolate
Use it as a sauce for dipping tiny delicacies: grapes, strawberries, caramels, vanilla wafers, pretzels, diced Belgian waffles, chunks of donut, sugar cookies, jelly candies...
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6. Toffee bars and Blondies.

8 Things to do With Melted Chocolate
Melt it over toffee bars/blondies just out of the oven in place of chocolate chips. You’ll get a smoother, shinier coating than you’d get from baking chips.
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7. Icing and frosting.

8 Things to do With Melted Chocolate
Use it as-is to pour over desserts as a quick icing, or mix with some heavy cream in a double boiler for a more formal ganache.
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8. Drizzle.

8 Things to do With Melted Chocolate
In a similar vein as icing, drizzle it atop an iced cake, a cream pie, or cheesecake, either frosted or unfrosted. To make fancy patterns, fill a plastic storage bag with chocolate and snip a small hole in one corner. For best results, use a sturdy bag (like a freezer bag).
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