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How To Melt Chocolate Chips

3 easy methods for melting chocolate chips.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: melt chocolate
Servings: 4
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Heather


  • 1-2 cups chocolate chips



  • Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir.
  • Microwave again for 15 seconds. Stir again. Keep heating in 10 second intervals and stirring until melted.

Double Boiler

  • Prepare double boiler by adding a couple of inches of water to a medium pot and place on stove top. Heat the water until a gentle simmer. Place a heatproof bowl on top of the pot. Make sure the bowl does not touch the water.
  • Add 3/4 of the chocolate chips to the bowl. Stir with a spatula until they start to melt. Add the rest of the chocolate chips and keep stirring to melt.
  • Once melted, carefully remove the top bowl and use the chocolate.

Slow Cooker

  • Put chocolate chips in a jar or bowl. I like using Mason jars. Place the jars in the slow cooker.
  • Carefully add hot water to the slow cooker. You will want to fill it so the water comes up about 2-3 inches. Make sure not to get any water inside the jar with the chocolate.
  • Turn the crock-pot on high. Do not cover. Let the chocolate heat 20-30 minutes and stir. The time will depend on how many chips you are melting.
  • Once melted, lower the temperature to "warm" setting. The melted chocolate should stay good for about 2 hours.



Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg