Chocolate dipping is the process of dipping various foods in melted chocolate to enhance flavor. Foods such as strawberries, apples and pretzels are popular items for chocolate dipping. Once the food is dipped it can be eaten immediately, or chilled until the chocolate hardens.
To create chocolate for dipping, melt chocolate in a double boiler, being careful not to overheat and burn the chocolate. Then, while the chocolate is still warm, dip the food item into it and lift it to allow excess chocolate to drip off.
If the melted chocolate is too thick, vegetable oil or shortening can be added to thin it. Larger food items such as apples may be better suited to a thicker coating of chocolate.