Melt chocolate. Place evenly chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on 50 percent power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave on 50 percent power for 2 to 3 more minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until chocolate is melted and smooth.
How to Pipe Chocolate Hearts and Designs
Because sometimes the funnest part of baking is decorating. Learn to make these easy chocolate hearts to garnish cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, cookies, and more.
Hyvee Culinary Expert TipIf your melted chocolate takes on a grainy or pasty consistency known as seizing, you have either burned it or it's come in contact with water and can't be saved. Always melt chocolate over low heat and keep it free of water to avoid seizing.
Pour chocolate into a small cone made of parchment paper (or a small resealable plastic bag). Cut a tip to make a small hole.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Squeeze the chocolate out in a thin line onto the parchment, making a heart or design. Then freeze for 20 minutes. Once set, use a spatula to gently remove your design.