Hi All! I am making peanut butter balls for my co workers this year for the holidays. Typically I make the peanut butter balls with butter, peanut butter and confectioner sugar. I was going to coat them in chocolate, when I realized I usually do that in chocolate chips and paraffin wax. Since I am now pregnant, I thought paraffin wax probably isn't the best thing to use to thin out the chocolate. (let alone be healthy for the baby.) As I kept reading online apparently paraffin wax isnt good for you anyway...some sites say it causes cancer? Anyway some sites had suggestions to add shorting to the chocolate. I am wondering if this would help harden the chocolate? It doesn't seem like it would...does anyone have any other suggestions for a chocolate that would be thin and easy to coat the PB balls and would harden?
Thanks so much!!