recipe

Dipping fruit, cookies, or salty snacks in chocolate makes them a next-level treat.

safety
  • Uses the microwave
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 25 minutes, plus chilling time
yield
  • Varies

Gather Cooking Equipment

Dry measuring cups
Measuring spoons
2-cup microwave-safe liquid measuring cup or small microwave-safe bowl
Spoon
Parchment paper
Rimmed baking sheet or platter

Prepare Ingredients

1½ cups (9 ounces)
semisweet or white chocolate chips
2 teaspoons
vegetable oil
Food coloring (optional)
Your favorite treats for dipping
Your favorite toppings
1
 
1½ cups (9 ounces)
semisweet or white chocolate chips
2 teaspoons
vegetable oil

MEASURE: Place chocolate chips and vegetable oil in 2-cup microwave-safe liquid measuring cup or small microwave-safe bowl.

 
2
 

MELT: Heat in microwave at 50 percent power until chocolate chips are almost (but not quite!) melted, about 2 minutes, stirring with spoon every 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir until chocolate chips are completely melted and smooth. Let cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Add food coloring if desired.

 
3
 
Your favorite treats for dipping

DIP: Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Dip your treat in the melted chocolate mixture, shake gently to let the extra chocolate drip off, and then place on parchment-lined baking sheet.

 
4
 
Your favorite toppings

ADD TOPPINGS: While the chocolate is still warm, sprinkle your dipped treat with your favorite toppings.

 
5
 

CHILL: Freeze until chocolate is hardened, about 5 minutes, or refrigerate for at least 15 minutes or up to 1 day.