Tempered chocolate has a glossy finish, which looks great on homemade candies or chocolate-covered strawberries. Find out how to properly temper chocolate. You will need high-quality chocolate, sharp knife for cutting chocolate, rubber spatula for stirring, double boiler and a chocolate thermometer. You can test it by spreading a thin layer on a sheet of wax paper. If the chocolate is shiny and smooth when it hardens, it is properly tempered. If it is dull and streaky, it has not been tempered correctly. Now you can use your tempered chocolate to make delicious, professional-looking candies. Have fun!