How to Make Chocolate

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Chocolate is yummy, we all know that but how do you make this sweet treat from scratch? Without investing in some heavy duty and expensive equipment its not possible,however if we let someone else process the beans for us and use a few simple tricks, DIY chocolate is within your grasp!

Step 1: Supplies.

You will need: 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder (ground cocoa beans), 1/2 cup powdered sugar (or more if you like sweeter chocolate), healthy balance butter spread, Copha, or if you can get it cocoa butter use that, and you will also need some unsweetened baking chocolate.If you like you can also add rice krispies for a crunchy chocolate.

Step 2: Add the Dry Ingredients.

Add the cocoa powder and sugar.If you want sweeter chocolate (this is somewhat bitter) add some more sugar.

Step 3: Add the Unsweetened Chocolate.

Add the unsweetened chocolate (you need about five pieces) and heat.

Step 4: Add the Fat!

Add whatever fat you are using but melt it before adding to the pan!

Step 5: Heat and Stir.

Keep heating and constantly stirring the chocolate. If it is to lumpy, slowly add some of the fat until it looks smooth without large lumps.

Step 6: Put Into Desired Mold and Enjoy!

Place into a mold or a baking sheet and place in the freezer.when cool and hard you can eat it! If you want you can add more butter and no chocolate to make fudge!

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    SOWMYAAS

    7 years ago on Step 4

    can we use unsalted butter or condensed milk as fat this wont spoil right ?
    what is used for dark chocolates?

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    skicero

    8 years ago on Step 6

    Beautiful. This is Wrong reciepe. It burns rrwq .( Reverse Return Ware Quotient)

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    SOWMYAASskicero

    Reply 7 years ago on Step 6

    u might have burned your chocolate because of direct heating . to melt the chocolate or to heat it use double boiler technique where u keep a pot of water and boil and then place the chocolate pan on it steam created will heat/ melt ( whatever u require) your chocolate. chocolates are very sensitive to direct heat .hope this helps:)

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    amit18

    7 years ago on Introduction

    can i add glycerin in chocolate to thicken it

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    jill20

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for posting a recipe that doesn't start from cocoa beans. This is perfect for s kids chocolate class

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    schatze78

    8 years ago on Introduction

    So if you have cocoa butter, you don't need the baking chocolate? Even the health store in the one horse town I live has organic food grade cocoa butter.

    The supply list isn't very clear, and the explanation in comments isn't clear either. It seems you need both both Copha or cocoa butter as well as pre-made baking chocolate since you have, "and you will also need..."

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    i had thought this would be like making chocolate from nibs or beans only other wise its nice

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    cherishcherub

    9 years ago on Step 1

     this isnt really making  chocoilate if youre using chocolate in the first place...

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    ronmaggiFylling

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 6

     Milk chocolate is made with sweetened condensed milk.

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    I am Australian. I therefore can get copha from any supermarket. How do I change this recipe to suit?