How to make molded candy

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Several years ago, my mother-in-law gave me a stack of candy molds. The belonged to her mother, and I’ve been afraid of them ever since they made their home in our kitchen. Also, making anything with them seemed like a giant, impossible pain. I tried them last year, and it wasn’t so bad, so I decided to try them again this year. I had thirty minutes, and I managed to fill the molds using two different colors of candy in that time, including the melting time, so I would say we’re not talking about a majorly difficult task.

You’ll need: candy molds, candy melts or chocolate, and a ziploc bag (optional)

If you don’t have a family heirloom set of candy molds, you can find them at Michael’s and they’re all over Amazon, but I have to take issue with these mustache molds. I draw the line at eating something in the shape of HAIR. Perhaps we’ve taken this mustache trend a touch too far.

Melt your chocolate or candy melts according the the package directions. I melt mine at half-power in one minute increments until you can stir it all together.

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Put you ziploc bag into a measuring cup, or any cup, and scrape your candy into the bag. You can skip this step, but this is the easiest way to get the candy into the molds. Wilton makes a funnel that would be awesome for this step, but I’m working with what I have.

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Twist the bag the way you would a piping bag of frosting. You want to continue to twist as you’re dispensing the chocolate so you keep air bubbles out of your candy.

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Clip a tiny piece off of the corner. You can always clip a little more, but you’ll have a big mess on your hands if you clip too much.

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Drizzle the candy into the molds. I prefer to under-fill the molds, and I’ll show you why in a minute.

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Tap the mold gently on the counter to smooth out the candy. Fill in any spaces where the candy doesn’t reach, like that space you see below. Tap to smooth.

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If you’re making lollipops, add the popsicle sticks and add a strip of chocolate over the sticks to hold them in place. Again, tap the mold against the counter to smooth out the back of the candy. The photo below is pre-tap.

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Once your candy has fully dried, twist the mold ever so slightly to remove the candies. You can see below what happens when you over fill the mold. It’s hard to see from the back if they’re too full, so I try to under-fill them just a touch so this doesn’t happen. You can clean up the edges while the candy is still melty, but that’s kind of a pain.

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I think the next step is to try to gussy these up by adding accents, which you would do by adding different colors directly to the mold (using a toothpick?) before filling the mold with your main color. Maybe next year.

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Comments

  1. says

    This looks cool! You’re always a step ahead of me with those candy melts. Last year we made the dipped marshmallows:)

  2. says

    My mom used to make these. You can paint different parts different colors with a paintbrush. Then freeze, then do the next color.

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  5. Angela says

    I am making some chacolate molds for my sons wedding and I found a double wedding ring mold. I tried them yesterday just to see theywere gonna work while I was making Valentines candy. When my rings were good and cold I took them out and they broke how can I use them without them breaking. My other came out good just that one mold. Thanks

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