Who doesn’t know Hershey? Hershey is one of the most popular and loving chocolate company. It shares happiness in the real sense. There must be millions of people who love Hershey chocolates around the world. And why not? The company has earned this respect by maintaining the premium quality of the chocolates over decades. Currently, wherever you go, you can find Hershey in the form of chocolates, syrups, spreads, milkshakes, milk boosters, cocoa, etc. Some other monopolies like sofit, jolly rancher, jumpin, nutrine, smart cook, etc. are also Hershey’s brand.
Can I Use Hershey Bars as Melting Chocolate?
When we talk about the quality, one of the unique things of Hershey’s chocolate is that it does not melt quickly just like the other chocolates in your house on a warm summer day. According to the experts, Hershey’s chocolate bars can melt at 75 degrees Fahrenheit and can become amazing melted chocolate. So, the answer to the above question is – a big YES! It is delicious to use Hershey bars as melting chocolate. But, melting of Hershey chocolate requires patience and a proper technique to avoid burning.
In this article, you will get a step by step guide on how to melt Hershey chocolate bars! The ultimate hack to melt any chocolate is to cook it on the low heat. But here is the top cooking hacks to melt our super favorite and most formidable Hershey chocolates. So, get ready with your chocolate bars and read further.
Melting Hershey Bars
It is essential to prepare well for the activity to get the best results. If we want perfectly melted chocolate, we have to be ready with all the things needed during the melting procedure. The things we will need include Hershey’s chocolate bar, heatproof heating bowl, frying pan or skillet, a small stove, induction or microwave, the small amount of water, and a stirring spoon. Once we are ready with all the things, let’s start melting the delicious chocolates.
Method A – Melting Chocolates on Stove
Step 1: Breaking the Bars
Once you have decided to melt your precious Hershey’s chocolate bar, the very first step you should do is to break it into small pieces. Never try to heat the whole chocolate bar. Instead, cut it by your hands because this process will help them to melt faster.
Step 2: Gathering the Materials
After breaking the bar into chunks, take a heatproof bowl, a frying pan, and a stirring spoon. The chocolate pieces should be placed in the pot so that stirring becomes comfortable and relaxed.
Step 3: Use of Water
Take the frying pan or a skillet with a small amount of water. Turn on the stove and set the low heat temperature. Putting the medium heat is also excellent as here we just have to simmer the water slowly.
Step 4: Heating the Bowl
Place the heatproof bowl full of chocolates into the frying pan and let heat up the pot once the water starts simmering. Do not forget to stir the chocolate time to time.
Step 5: Melting Chocolates
Heat the bowl of chocolates and keep stirring it until it becomes melted and smooth. Don’t add much water otherwise, the chocolates may become watery, which is not good. Once you get the adequately melted chocolate, remove the bowl from the skillet and fill the melted chocolate in some other container.
- Try to keep the chocolates at normal temperature before melting them. This activity will help us to break the chocolates easily before starting the melting process. The process may become easy during the warm summer days.
- If the chocolates are not in the room temperature and kept in the refrigerator, do not worry. You can still use them immediately with the one-minute microwave method. Take a shallow bowl and put the bar in it and heat it on low, medium temperature for one minute.
Method B: Melting Chocolate in Microwave
This method is simple than the stove top method. First of all, chop the chocolate or cut it into small pieces. Then, take a safe microwave bowl. Put the chunks into the pot and heat it on medium to high heat for 1 minute. After a minute, pause the machine and remove the bowl for the stirring purpose. Repeat the whole process but this time, with the shorter intervals of around 10 to 20 seconds. After 2 or 3 repeats, the chocolate will be completely melted.
So, these are the most common and most accessible methods melting Hershey chocolate bars. I hope I have explained well and you have found this article useful. I am sure your family and friends are eager to try various chocolate recipes using Hershey. Wish you all the best for melting and making of mouth-watering, chocolaty food items.