How To Melt Nestle Chocolate Chips On The Stove - Easy Steps

How To Melt Nestle Chocolate Chips On The Stove – Easy Steps

Last Updated on August 15, 2022 by Zara R.

Do you know how to melt Nestle chocolate chips on the stove? It is easier than you think if you follow our expert tips and tricks!

Melting chocolate is easy, but you can run into a ton of trouble. So, our tutorial covers all potential disasters to make your life easier!

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What Are Nestle Chocolate Chips?

Before we dive deep into how to melt Nestle chocolate chips on the stove, let’s first have a look at what exactly they are. This is more important than you may think. And, it could even save you a disastrous experience later!

Nestle released a wide range of chocolate chip products. However, they don’t look like what you would expect. These are called chocolate “morsels” which are small drop-sized chocolate pieces.

These tiny pieces may not add big dollops of chocolate to your cookies, but they do have a wide range of other uses and benefits.

 

For example, the smaller chocolate drops melt quicker and easier. They also help add more chocolate pieces throughout a batter or dough, instead of just in a few parts. This will ultimately make the item a lot more chocolatey.

If you don’t like the morsels, there are also chocolate chunks. If you want smaller, there are even mini morsels. And, the best part is that the packages come in a variety of sizes too. This way, you can experiment with smaller quantities before diving deep into a large batch.

There is actually a big variety of flavors you can choose from that include milk chocolate, premium white chocolate, semi-sweet, dark, and milk chocolate morsels. They even went as far as making an allergen-free dark chocolate morsel option too!

Then, for more unusual flavors, you can find Disco (which contains edible glitter), espresso, butterscotch, and peanut butter-flavored morsels.

What makes these Nestle morsels special?

Now, you may be thinking, why would you pay brand-name prices for chocolate chips? The answer is simple really – the prices aren’t that much higher.

And, for the difference you do pay between these and cheap alternatives, you get real chocolate. Yes, you read that right.

Most of these morsels (chocolate chips) are made using 100% real chocolate. They aren’t flavored with extracts or essences (like chocolate-flavored Candy Melts). And, even more importantly, they will have an authentic chocolate mouthfeel and texture!

You can use these like you would all real chocolate products. And the overall quality of your desserts will improve threefold!

And yes, another benefit, to us at least, is that they offer such an incredibly wide range of flavors and package sizes. No-name brands will likely only give cheap fake milk, white, or dark chocolate flavors.

So, let’s have a look at how to melt Nestle chocolate chips on the stove.

What You Will Need – How To Melt Nestle Chocolate Chips On The Stove

Ingredients

  • Nestle Toll House Chocolate Morsels, any flavor, and quantity

Equipment

  • Large heat-proof mixing bowl
  • Small saucepan
  • Rubber or silicone spatula (heat-proof)
  • Kitchen towel or oven mitts
Do Nestle chocolate chips harden after melting

Step by step instructions

Step 1: Prepare the double boiler

To melt the chocolate chips on the stove, the best method to use is a double boiler. This way, you can apply heat slowly and more accurately.

To assemble a double boiler, fill a small saucepan with some water. It doesn’t have to be a lot. Then, get a heatproof bowl that fits snugly on top of the saucepan. It shouldn’t touch the water and no steam should escape from the sides.

Bring the water to a simmer over medium to medium-high heat. If the water boils too rapidly, it will lift the chocolate bowl and steam will escape.

Step 2: Start melting the chocolate chips

Once the water is simmering, add the chocolate chips into the heat-proof mixing bowl. Then, gently stir the chips as they begin to heat and melt.

Keep stirring until eventually, the chocolate chips and completely melted, and you have a uniform mixture.

Step 3: Control the temperature of the melting chocolate

As the chocolate melts, the temperature should be controlled carefully. if the chips overheat, they could seize and become unmeltable.

So, when you are unable to touch the bottom of the bowl for longer than 5 seconds, the temperature is too high. Remove the bowl from the simmering water, move away from the steam, and stir the chocolate until it cooled a lot.

Step 4: Use the melted chocolate

Once your chocolate chips are completely melted, you can use them in whichever way you wanted to. Just don’t let it cool too much.

It is made from real chocolate, so will harden as it cools. If it does, simply melt it again, carefully. And that’s all there is to it! How to melt Nestle chocolate chips on the stove is quick and easy!

Expert Tips And Tricks

  • A good way to carefully melt chocolate is to use our 30-30 rule. Essentially, once the chocolate starts melting, only keep it on the heat for 30 seconds, then whisk it off the heat for 30 seconds. repeat until the chocolate is completely melted.
  • No tutorial on how to melt nestle chocolate chips on the stove is accurate if it doesn’t mention steam. Real chocolate should always be kept away from steam. Steam laters its structure and could cause it to seize. So, to prevent this, move away from the simmering water, place a lid on the pot or turn off the heat, and whisk the chocolate in a no-steam area.

Wrapping Things Up 

As you can now see, how to melt nestle chocolate chips on the stove is quicker than you may have thought! While the process is relatively straightforward, there is still a lot that can go wrong. So, follow our instructions precisely and read our tips!

If you found this informative article useful, let us know in the comments below. And, if you have questions, don’t even hesitate!

FAQs

What is the best way to melt Nestle chocolate chips?

The best method to melt Nestle chocolate chips (but any type of real chocolate) is over a double boiler on the stove. It uses gentle slow heat that is easy to control. You are less likely to burn the chocolate and it melts beautifully silky smooth.

How do I melt chocolate chips on the stove?

Add water to a small saucepan. Then, fit a heat-proof mixing bowl tightly over it. Bring the water to a simmer. Add the chocolate chips to the bowl and slowly heat it while stirring gently. Continue this process until the chocolate is completely melted. Read our tips to learn the best way to properly melt chocolate using this technique.

How do you melt Nestle chocolate melts?

Nestle also has melts that are similar to candy melts. They are made with a combination of sugar, milk solids, vegetable fat, and cocoa. These can be melted in exactly the same way as Nestle chocolate chips. You can have a look at an article on our site that explains exactly how to do so.

Do Nestle chocolate chips harden after melting?

Because these chocolate chips are made with real chocolate only, they will harden as they cool down. If they do but you still need to use melted chocolate, just carefully reheat and melt them again.

How To Melt Nestle Chocolate Chips On The Stove - Easy Steps

Do you know how to melt Nestle chocolate chips on the stove? It is easier than you think if you follow our expert tips and tricks! Melting chocolate is easy, but you can run into a ton of trouble. So, our tutorial covers all potential disasters to make your life easier!

Equipment

  • Large heat-proof mixing bowl
  • Small saucepan
  • Rubber or silicone spatula (heat-proof)
  • Kitchen towel or oven mitts

Ingredients
  

  • Nestle Toll House Chocolate Morsels, any flavor, and quantity

Instructions

  • Prepare the double boiler
    To melt the chocolate chips on the stove, the best method to use is a double boiler. This way, you can apply heat slowly and more accurately.
    To assemble a double boiler, fill a small saucepan with some water. It doesn't have to be a lot. Then, get a heatproof bowl that fits snugly on top of the saucepan. It shouldn't touch the water and no steam should escape from the sides.
    Bring the water to a simmer over medium to medium-high heat. If the water boils too rapidly, it will lift the chocolate bowl and steam will escape.
  • Start melting the chocolate chips
    Once the water is simmering, add the chocolate chips into the heat-proof mixing bowl. Then, gently stir the chips as they begin to heat and melt.
    Keep stirring until eventually, the chocolate chips and completely melted, and you have a uniform mixture.
    Nestle Toll House Chocolate Morsels, any flavor, and quantity
  • Control the temperature of the melting chocolate
    As the chocolate melts, the temperature should be controlled carefully. if the chips overheat, they could seize and become unmeltable.
    So, when you are unable to touch the bottom of the bowl for longer than 5 seconds, the temperature is too high. Remove the bowl from the simmering water, move away from the steam, and stir the chocolate until it cooled a lot.
  • Use the melted chocolate
    Once your chocolate chips are completely melted, you can use them in whichever way you wanted to. Just don't let it cool too much.
    It is made from real chocolate, so will harden as it cools. If it does, simply melt it again, carefully. And that's all there is to it! How to melt Nestle chocolate chips on the stove is quick and easy!

Notes

A good way to carefully melt chocolate is to use our 30-30 rule. Essentially, once the chocolate starts melting, only keep it on the heat for 30 seconds, then whisk it off the heat for 30 seconds. repeat until the chocolate is completely melted.
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