Yes, There's a Better Way to Chop Baking Chocolate That's Completely Mess-Free—Here's How
Fact: True love is tirelessly chipping away at a hard bittersweet block of chocolate so that your entire household can have their own personal extra-fudgy hot molten-chocolate cake. Whether you're a from-scratch brownie fangirl, a firm believer in hot chocolate bombs, or just a general baked good aficionado, you know that this is no simple task. Shards of chocolate bar fly (and then melt) into every far-flung nook and crevice of your kitchen, including your hair and all over the carpet. You pray the dog doesn't come trotting in.
The best way to chop chocolate for baking—without rediscovering cement-like bits of it on every surface for months to come—is quite easy. All you'll need are a couple of damp paper towels, a microwave, and a serrated knife. Here's how.