How to Make Homemade Chocolate Bars

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Are you looking to make home made chocolate bars? Throughout this article, we will teach you how to make homemade chocolate bars in 4 easy steps. 

4 Steps to Make Homemade Chocolate Bars

For a start, you’ll need a chocolate compound block to turn it into chocolate bars. The easiest way to make chocolate bars is to chop the block into small pieces and melt it. Watch our video on how to melt chocolate here.

Also, for your information, there are two types of chocolates, couverture chocolate and compound.

The difference between couverture and compound chocolate can be found in their content. Couverture chocolate has cocoa butter and cocoa mass in it, while compound chocolate contains vegetable fat oil and cocoa powder. In general, compound chocolate is easier to use and handle, even for the untrained. That’s why we use compound chocolate in this recipe.

There are two ways to melt compound chocolate: the microwave and the bain-marie method (double boiler). For this article, we will teach you how to use the bain-marie technique to melt chocolate.

1. Crush the Chocolate Block

TIP: A common mistake we see happening before starting to melt the compound block is when the chocolate blocks are not chopped small enough. Make sure to chop them into evenly sized small pieces, or use a grater for more uniform pieces.

2. Heat The Water

The next step is to heat a pan filled with water and place a metal or glass bowl on top. Make sure that the water doesn’t touch the bowl. Instead, you want to use the steam to heat the bowl. Make sure you use a bowl that is big enough so that it can rest securely on top of the pot. 

3. Stir The Chocolate

To make perfectly melted chocolate, you’ll need to stir constantly. Stirring can make the melting process faster and help the chocolate melt evenly.

4. Final Step

For the final step, you need to prepare the chocolate bar mold. Pour the melted chocolate into the mold and let it cool in the fridge until completely solid. After that, you can wrap it and it's ready to be gifted away.

Topping Ideas for Chocolate Bars

Chocolate bars sold in stores are usually styled with various toppings. Should you want to include nuts, raisins or dried fruits, then simply sprinkle the toppings right after the chocolate has been poured into the chocolate bar molds. Experiment with various fillings and make sure to snap a picture of it and tag us on Instagram or Facebook. We would love to see your chocolate bar creations!

Read also: How To Use Dark Chocolate for Baking

Get Your Chocolate Compound Block Here

Tulip has dark, milk, strawberry and white compound blocks from 1kg to 5kg that you can check out in the Tulip Chocolate Compound section. Now it’s your turn to make your own chocolate bars, and perhaps even turn it into a business. Make sure to check out other Tulip products if you need other chocolate products.

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