Can I Melt Chocolate in a Crockpot?

No. You should never melt your chocolate in a crock pot because it will burn. Crock pot temperatures vary depending on the manufacturer, but an average low setting is approximately 180 degrees F, and warm is about 165 degrees F.

Chocolate should never be taken over 110-115 degrees F. The easiest way to melt chocolate is in a microwave. Place it in a plastic bowl (glass isn’t a good option because the sides get too hot) and microwave it on half power for 20 second intervals. Take it out a stir it in between each melting interval. Use a thermometer to make sure that the temperature doesn’t go over 110 degrees F. Temper if necessary. Ultimately, each chocolate should end up at a different temperature:

Dark Chocolate: 88-90 degrees F

Milk Chocolate: 87-88 degrees F

White Chocolate: 86-87 degrees F

For more information about tempering chocolate, read this post. You can also read more about chocolate on our Chocolate FAQ Page.


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    don a taylor
    October 1, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Will a meat slicer cut through bone? If so which model do you have or recommend.
    I need to cut thin slices of solid bone (4mm thick) for a project. A meat slicer would seem to be a safe way to cut it. Not a cooking project.

    Thank you.


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      October 1, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      Unfortunately a meat slicer won’t cut through bone. We don’t offer anything that will. You’re going to need a find band saw. If you are in the Salt Lake area, try a company in Draper called Tri-B Sales. Good luck!

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    November 7, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Hi There,
    Wondering how to keep the chocolate melted for a few hours. I am having a Caramel Apple party and my guests will be making them over a few hours. I want them to be able to drizzle the chocolate on the apples. How do I keep it melted? I have a “condiment” plastic bottle the chocolate will be in for easier drizzling.

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