Place a saucepan on the stove and add 1-2 inches of water to the pan.
Place a dry, shallow, heat-safe mixing bowl over the saucepan.
Add chocolate to the mixing bowl.
Turn on the stove to medium heat. As the water begins to simmer and release steam, the steam will heat the chocolate and the chocolate will begin to melt. As the chocolate melts, keep stirring with a heat-safe rubber spatula until all of the chocolate has melted.
Use the melted chocolate to dip or drizzle, or add it to a recipe. If dipping or drizzling, let the chocolate cool and harden before packing up your treats to store them.