To make a simple confectionery coating, melt and combine 1 tablespoon of shortening with 6 ounces of chocolate chips. Confectionery coating is available in many different variations such as bars, blocks, discs and chips, and white, milk and dark chocolate options are available.
A homemade version of confectionery coating is created by combining just two ingredients, and the chocolate coating can be used on many different types of foods or placed in molds to create chocolate candies. It is important to note that only shortening should be used in the recipe, and butter, oil or margarine should not be used as a substitution.
Prep Time: 45 minutes
- 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons shortening
- 2 cups, dark, white, milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Use wax paper to cover a tray.
- Place the shortening and chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl. In a second heat-proof bowl, add 1 inch of 100 F to 110 F water and place the first bowl inside the second bowl.
- Constantly stir the mixture with a rubber spatula until the chocolate melts, taking care not to spill any water in with the chocolate mixture. Replace the water if it cools before the chocolate is melted. If water mixes with the coating mixture, add 1/2 teaspoon of additional shortening at a time as an emergency solution.
- Use a fork to dip chilled candy centers into the chocolate coating, flip over and place on the prepared wax paper. Lightly drizzle chocolate over the top of the candy to cover any fork marks. Let the candies sit until the chocolate cools and firms.