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       Title: Simple Chocolate Coating
  Categories: Chocolate, Candies
       Yield: 1 servings
  
      12 oz Semi-sweet chocolate chips
            Or mini chips semi-sweet
            -chocolate
       2 tb Plus 2 teaspoons shortening
            = (do not use butter or
            -margarine
            = or oil)
  
   Recipe by: www.hersheys.com
      Cover tray with wax paper. In medium heat-proof bowl,
   place chocolate chips and shortening. In separate large
   heat-proof bowl, put very warm water (100 to 110 F.) to
   1-inch depth. Carefully place bowl with chocolate into bowl
   with water; water should come halfway up side of chocolate
   bowl. With dry rubber scraper, stir chocolate and
   shortening CONSTANTLY, until chocolate and shortening are
   melted and mixture is smooth. Do NOT get water in bowl with
   chocolate.* If water cools, replace it with very warm water
   as directed above. Remove chocolate bowl from inside water
   bowl.
       With fork, one at a time, dip chilled centers into
   chocolate mixture; gently tap fork on edge of bowl to
   remove excess chocolate.** Invert coated center on prepared
   tray; swirl small amount of melted chocolate on top to
   cover fork marks; let stand until firm. Store candies
   loosely covered in cool, dry place. Coating for 3 to 4
   dozen centers.
   * If water or moisture gets into chocolate, it can seize
   and tighten. As an emergency measure, ONLY, stir in
   additional shortening, 1/2 teaspoonful at a time, just
   until chocolate is fluid again.
   ** If chocolate mixture cools below 84 F, return bowl with
   chocolate into bowl with warm water. Chocolate is best for
   coating between 84 and 88 F.
   
   CHOCOLATE CANDY IN MOLDS: Melt chocolate with shortening as
   directed above; remove bowl from inside water bowl. Spoon
   chocolate mixture into plastic candy molds; let stand until
   firm. Invert molds over prepared tray; tap candy from molds
   onto tray. Store as directed above. About 4 dozen 1x1-1/2
   inch candies. JMHershey’s is a registered trademark of
   Hershey Foods Corporation. Recipe may be reprinted courtesy
   of the Hershey Kitchens.
  
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