A square image of how to melt chocolate chips in the microwave showing the chocolate once it's melted.


Melting chocolate can be tricky but I’m going to show you a few simple steps for how to melt chocolate chips in the microwave without all the hassle of a double boiler!

Course Prep
Cuisine American
Keyword how to melt chocolate chips
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Jessy Freimann, The Life Jolie


  • Chocolate chips
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Silicone spatula


  1. Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Put the bowl of chocolate chips into the microwave and nuke them for 30 second on high power.
  3. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the chocolate.
  4. Place the bowl back into the microwave and nuke it for another 30 seconds on high power.
  5. Remove the bowl again and stir the chocolate again.
  6. After this, keep microwaving the chocolate chips on high power for 10 second increments, stirring in between every time until the chocolate is smooth and fully melted.
  7. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The amount of 10 second increments you'll need to fully melt the chocolate will vary based on how much chocolate you're using. Keep a close eye on it and give it a good stir each time.