How To: Melt Chocolate
What You Need
Follow These Four Easy Steps
Roughly chop the chocolate into small pieces, about the size of sugar cubes (a serrated knife works well for this).
Set chocolate pieces in the bottom of your metal or glass bowl, making sure it’s heat-proof.
Bring about an inch of water to a simmer in your saucepan. Set the heatproof bowl in the mouth of the pot, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl.
Stir chocolate occasionally as it softens. When you have just a few small unmelted chunks, remove bowl from heat (residual heat will melt the rest).