If you haven't been able to tell from other previous posts..... I love kitchen gadgets. I really do. I love how they can make jobs simpler, cooking faster, and I find I really just love cooking more when there are fun little gizmos to keep me entertained.
My latest phase right now has been my Wilton Chocolate Warmer. I have been in love with it. Mainly because I don't know how many times I have tried to melt chocolate chips in the microwave and as simple as that sounds....I fry em'! I apparently don't even have the skills of a hot summer's day. My poor husband has come home, many times, just to find me either crying or swearing at my messed up recipe.
So I finally looked around and checked out prices and found a nice little warmer. I got it over at Joanne's, I did wait until I got a 40% off coupon and then bought it. Because of the coupon, in the end it only cost me about 16 bucks.... which I am okay with, since I have already spent that much on ruined chocolate.
You might be asking yourself, "Do I really need a chocolate melter?" Oh my friend, the answer to that questions is a big fat "YES". Not only is this baby great for obvious reasons, like making chocolate covered strawberries, but you can make and store chocolate covered pretzels, home made truffles, and even use it as a fondue pot for cheese or chocolate. These treats are not only tasty, but fun to have around and entertaining to make. They make great gifts too. I just finished making some home made truffles as a "thank you" to a friend for helping me. Granted, a bit of them never made it to my friend (We may have eaten a few) Because of the melting pot they were really easy to put together, plus helping the truffles have a nice professional look.
And is it wrong to admit that I felt pretty cool dropping off from-scratch home made truffles, because, honestly, who doesn't want truffles? :)
IDEAS FOR DIPPING (don't forget that you can add sprinkles)
Gourmet Carmel Chocolate Apples
Fruit (Dried Fruit)
Make your own chocolates from molds
Rice Crispy Squares