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|Making Homemade Candy: How to
Melt Chocolate Wafers into Molds
Using chocolate candy molds to mold chocolate into shapes is easy and
fun. Many different molds can be found on-line and in different craft
and bakery supply stores. You will need chocolate wafers to melt.
Once you have
your mold make sure it is clean and dry. Chocolate is very sensitive
to any type of water or moisture so make sure your mold, pans, and all
equipment you will be using are completely dry.
information page on
All About Melting Chocolate
Wafers to familiarize yourself. If you are using a microwave to melt
your chocolate wafers use a 2 or 4 cup glass measuring cup. Fill it
with the chocolate wafers and microwave for 10-12 second intervals
while stirring in between each set until melted. Be sure not to burn
or overheat it as it will get grainy and taste terrible. If it is
burnt you must discard it and start again.
Place the filled candy molds in the freezer
for 5-10 minutes or until the chocolate is hard. How long it is in the
freezer is up to how big or small the candy pieces are. Bigger candy
pieces will take longer to harden. Keep an eye on it. If you leave it in
the freezer too long, it will freeze, and when you take it might break
into several pieces. If you do not leave it in there long enough when you
take it out the candy will stick to the mold in some places and fall
apart. You will know it is done when the back of the candy mold shows the
chocolate nice and smooth and shinny.
the chocolate has hardened and looks like it is ready, tip the mold over
onto a piece of wax paper or foil. The candy should come right out. You
may have to tap it one time. If the candy is still stuck then it was not
ready and put it back in the freezer. Always let your chocolate pieces get
back to room temperature before putting in bags or packages.
For more detailed
molds and candy making you can paint the colored candy on the molds first
with a regular paint brush. Make sure you put the mold in the freezer
between each color. When making this kind of candy always paint the melted
color wafers for the details on the mold first. The last step is pouring
the melted chocolate or white chocolate to fill the candy mold.
Here are some of our suggestions on
packaging your handmade candies.
Enjoy making your homemade chocolates,
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