How do You Temper Chocolate?

The reason we temper chocolate is so that it does not loose its shine. You do this when you are making candy so the candy will have a pretty shiny coat. There are different methods to tempering chocolate but the easiest way for me is to cut the chocolate into pieces, put half of the chocolate into a glass microwaveable bowl and 30 seconds, stir do this until melted, 30 second intervals. Take out and stir in the remaining chocolate. You have a nice shiny chocolate.