How to Temper Chocolate Recipe

    44 Servings


  • 1 pound Chocolate, Good quality, 60 to 70% is highly recommended, or chocolate discs


  1. Fill a saucepan about 1/2 way with water. Turn temperature to a medium-low and allow the water to being to simmer. You can adjust the temperature up or down to get the water precisely how you want it.
  2. Place 2/3 of your chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Place the bowl over the saucepan. Turn heat off. Allow the chocolate to melt. Don't stir until you see it start to melt around the edges.
  3. Stir the chocolate until smooth and allow it to reach desired temperature. Dark chocolate and milk chocolate melting temperatures vary. Milk is typically about 105°F, while dark chocolate is typically about 120°F. White chocolate should also never go past 105°F.
  4. Once your chocolate reaches the desired temperature you can toss in the remaining 1/3 chocolate. Stir until all the seed chocolate is melted and smooth.
  5. Allow the chocolate to cool slightly so you don't cook the things you're dipping.
  6. Now you can dip fruit or candies in your tempered chocolate.


  • Be sure not to allow water or moisture to come in contact with the chocolate. It will ruin it.
  • Be sure to buy good quality chocolate, tempered chocolate should be shiny. If the chocolate appears dull or grey do not use.
  • It also makes a really nice bark if you like chocolate bark. You can add nuts if desired, I love pistachios in mine.


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Related Recipes:
Chocolate Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Simmered Recipes
Recipe Yields:
2 3/4 cups
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Author: Kim Beaulieu
Recipe Yields: 2 3/4 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tablespoon
Servings Per Recipe 44

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 12
Calories 25

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 3g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kim Beaulieu

About Kim

Kim covers everything from desserts to grilling on her two blogs, Cravings of A Lunatic and Kiss My Smoke. At Food Fanatic, however, she's dedicated to all things Chocolate, and we're SO glad!