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Dipping Things in Chocolate

pilinut | | Sep 27, 2006 10:13 PM

I've finally decided to get around to one of my chocolate fantasies: dipping things in chocolate. At the moment, I'm dreaming of chocolate-covered potato chips (actually, Pringles and TJs crinkle-cut) and Midnight Rum Balls (recipe posted by AnneInMpls). Do you have any suggestions for other chocolate-coated foods that are not readily available at TJs?

Will dipping the rum balls be a problem because of the liquid content, or the possibility of crumbs falling in? Should I roll the rum balls in cocoa or sugar first? I've never seen these, so is this a bad idea altogether?

Ans what's the best instrument to use for dipping potato chips? I've been thinking of buying a pair of tweezers. . .

I am also hoping to use a gadget I got at a discount store--Salton's "Melted Bliss", though it only holds about 1 1/4 cups of chocolate. It consists of a nonstick cup placed into a base with a heating elelment that allows some heat control. I'm wondering if anyone out there has had any experience with it. I've seen something nearly identical at Scharffenberger's at the SF Ferry Plaza selling for about 3 times the price.

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