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Chocolate Experts' help needed: Can I blend dark and white to sweeten the dark?

greygarious Aug 5, 2011 12:22 PM

I am coating sliced bananas to replicate Trader Joe's frozen treats. The first time I did this, I thought the TJ bar I used wasn't sweet enough, and coated too thickly. I am planning to add virgin coconut oil to the rest of that TJ bar but wonder about melting some TJ white chocolate chips into it. They do have cocoa butter. Ideally, I'd like the chocolate to be on the milk chocolate side of semi-sweet. I am not motivated enough to go out and get more chocolate - this is what I have on hand. I care about how it tastes, not what it looks like. Thanks in advance!

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  1. jeniyo RE: greygarious Aug 5, 2011 03:14 PM

    I think it would work. I've done this a few times. If you are going to a crunchy chocolate coating, adding oil or invert syrup will make the coating softer though.

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      greygarious RE: jeniyo Aug 5, 2011 03:47 PM

      I went ahead and did it, with good success. They are kept frozen so the coconut oil, which I used to create a thinner coating, doesn't change the texture. I used roughly a 5:1 ratio of dark to white so it really didn't change the color.

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