Dip It!

Candy melts are a great coating for so many things.  You can dip cookies, cake balls, pretzels and so many other things in it to make them special for any occasion. 

Ideas
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Tutorial

Buy Supplies:
Candy Melts (just choose the colors you want)
Disposable Decorating Bags (optional) (I buy them in a box of 50 or 100 at a time)
Wax Paper

Something to dip in the candy melts

Step 1:
Put candy melts into a microwaveable dish that is going to be wide & deep enough to dip into.  Get the items out that you want to dip into the candy melts.  I am using some sugar & cocoa cutout cookies here.


Step 2:
Melt the candy melts in the microwave following the directions on the bag.  Stir after microwaving to make sure there are no unmelted pieces of candy melts.

Step 3:
Dip the cookies (or whatever item you want) into the candy melts.  If you find the candy melt coating is too thick you can thin it out by adding a little vegetable shortening into the candy melts.  You may have to microwave and then stir after adding the shortening to get it all blended in to make the dip thinner.


Step 4:
Tap the cookie on the side of your bowl to remove excess coating then scrape the candy melts off the bottom of the cookie.


Step 5:
Lay your dipped cookies onto wax paper to dry.


Step 6 (optional):
Put a different color of candy melts into the disposable decorating bags and melt them in the microwave.  (see Squeeze It! method)  Then drizzle the candy over your dipped cookies.