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I usually put some amount in a cup and add a very small amount of water to start mixing. This is usually effective as long as the amount of water is very small compared to chocolate, in which the chocolate still has a strong taste. I thought of using milk, but I do not want the chocolate's taste to be faded (milk has a taste compared to water being neutral ).I also tried using the microwave, but that was pretty useless.

I want something really fast and reliable.

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@DMz- what consistency are you trying to achieve? –  Kristina Lopez Oct 15 '12 at 3:44
    
And what are you actually trying to do with it? Heating it in a microwave does melt it, but apparently that's useless? –  Jefromi Oct 15 '12 at 13:48
    
Im just a student trying to put some melted chocolate on bananas .. –  DMz Oct 15 '12 at 16:04
    
@Jefromi - I wasn't going there. lol! –  Kristina Lopez Oct 15 '12 at 18:17
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Place inside car on a hot summer's day. –  Blessed Geek Oct 16 '12 at 7:35
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Heating it up in the microwave will temporarily make it runnier, but then it will go back to its original consistency. Here are some ways that may work for you:

  • Add some neutral flavored oil: just a bit though or it will get greasy
  • Add chocolate syrup: chocolate syrup is very runny will thin it out while still keeping the chocolate flavor. Hershey's is available in the US and UK, Tate and Lyle makes one in the UK. Not sure where you are but there will likely be something available
  • If you can't find chocolate syrup try making a very thick chocolate milk with some cocoa powder or chocolate milk powder
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When I heated Nutella chocolate spread, it became very solid !! Well I do not have current access to chocolate syrup nor cocoa power. But I do have chocolate milk powder. So I mix that with a bit of water as well ? –  DMz Oct 15 '12 at 16:07
    
@DMz, add it to milk, even if it says water, that will make it richer –  GdD Oct 15 '12 at 18:08
    
Great thank you !! –  DMz Oct 15 '12 at 18:45
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@DMz: if it became solid you probably heated it too much! –  nico Oct 15 '12 at 19:01
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After experimentation, here is what we came up with:

  • 1 tsp. of milk (I know you said no milk, but you need the fat in it to keep the Nutella from seizing)

  • 1 TBSP. Nutella

Instructions:

  • Heat the tsp. of milk a couple of seconds in a bowl in the microwave - just a couple seconds!!
  • Take a little chunk from the TBSP. of Nutella and stir it into the milk until smooth
  • Repeat the above step until it is the desired consistency for drizzling over your bananas - or whatever. When it cools, it will be firm again.

Enjoy!

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