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tempering chocolate tutorial

How To Temper Chocolate

Easily temper chocolate in the microwave! The easiest way to temper small amounts of chocolate.
4.96 from 65 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Serves: 12 oz
Calories: 144kcal


  • 12 oz (340 g) chocolate must contain cocoa butter


Tempering Chocolate Instructions

  • Place your chocolate in a plastic or silicone bowl in the microwave and heat on high for 30 seconds. Then stir
  • 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
  • If your chocolate is not fully melted then only do another 5 seconds until it is melted
  • Now your chocolate is in temper and ready to use!


To learn more about tempering chocolate, check out Chef Christophe's tutorial on tempering chocolate with cocoa butter and an easy tempering machine. 


Calories: 144kcal (7%) | Carbohydrates: 17g (6%) | Protein: 1g (2%) | Fat: 10g (15%) | Saturated Fat: 6g (30%) | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 82mg (2%) | Fiber: 2g (8%) | Sugar: 15g (17%) | Calcium: 7mg (1%) | Iron: 0.8mg (4%)