tempering chocolate tutorial

How To Temper Chocolate

Easily temper chocolate in the microwave! The easiest way to temper small amounts of chocolate.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 oz
Calories 144 kcal
Author Elizabeth Marek


  • 12 oz chocolate must contain cocoa butter
US Customary - Metric


Tempering Chocolate Instructions

  1. Place your chocolate in a plastic or silicone bowl in the microwave and heat on high for 30 seconds. Then stir

  2. Heat again for another 30 seconds, stir, then 15 seconds, stir, then 10 seconds, stir. Make sure your temperature never goes above 90ºF for dark chocolate. 86F for milk chocolate and 84F for white chocolate. DO NOT RUSH THIS

  3. If your chocolate is not fully melted then only do another 5 seconds until it is melted

  4. Now your chocolate is in temper and ready to use!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
How To Temper Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 82mg2%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.