How to Add Peppermint Extract to Melted Chocolate


Chocolate is a very versatile food and almost everything goes well with it, including peppermint. These simple instructions will help give your chocolate and desserts a delicious peppermint flavor. There are two ways to give create peppermint flavor in chocolate through using the double boiler method or the microwave method. Whichever method you choose, you can be sure that your chocolate is going to be unique and flavorful.

The Double Boiler Method

Step 1

Fill the medium sized pot 3/4 of the way with water and let boil.

Step 2

Place the bowl or the smaller pot on top of the pot with the boiling water and let it heat. This is method is known as the double boiler method.

Step 3

Place the chocolate chips and melt in the bowl, stirring occasionally until all chocolate chips are melted. Using this method will ensure that our chocolate does not burn and taste bitter.

Step 4

Once the chocolate is melted, pour put in a 1/4 of a tablespoon into the melted chocolate and stir until everything is well incorporated.

The Microwave Method

Step 1

Place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and place in the microwave for 15 seconds.

Step 2

After 15 seconds, stir in the peppermint extract.

Step 3

Place in the microwave in 15 second intervals until the chocolate is completely melted.

Tips and Warnings

  • Make sure to use the double boiler method to melt chocolate instead of putting the chocolate straight into the pan. This will guarantee that the chocolate does not burn and become bitter. If using the microwave method, make sure to melt in intervals to ensure that the chocolate does not burn.

Things You'll Need

  • Medium Sized Pot
  • Bowl or a smaller pot
  • Water
  • 1/4 tablespoon of Peppermint extract
  • Chocolate chips


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About this Author

Najela Cobb is a fourth year psychology and creative writing double major at the University of California, Riverside. She currently works as a developmental teacher for children that have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and has a Level One Pivotal Response Training Certification. Cobb has written for her high school paper and UC Riverside "The Highlander" newspaper for two years.

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