How To Mold Chocolate Candy

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How To Mold Chocolate Candy

If you want to learn how to mold chocolate candy, you have come to the right place. I really enjoy molding chocolate candy. Of course, I love consuming it even more. 

Chocolate is so universally loved that you can't go wrong by choosing chocolate molded candy for gifts, holiday treats, or favors for weddings, showers, and parties.

It is fairly easy to make delicious molded chocolates. You can start with the basics and then experiment with added colors and flavors when you are feeling a little more adventurous.

Have you chosen your chocolate molds? Have you selected the kind of chocolate you will use? No??? Hurry on over to Amazon for a bit of a browse. They have hundreds of molds to choose from, as well as a selection of chocolates and fillings for mouthwatering candy making.

Are you ready to learn how to mold chocolate candy? Good for you! Let's get started.

How To Mold Chocolate Candy

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  1. Prepare your chocolate for melting. If it is not already in pieces, break it up into small pieces. This will help it to melt quicker and more evenly. You can use a cutting board and a large sharp knife to do the job, or even grate it finely with a grater. 

  2. Melt the chocolate using either a double boiler or the microwave. You will get the very best results if you temper the chocolate rather than simply melting it. Just follow the instructions for tempering chocolate. If you decide to fore-go that method, just be sure to keep any moisture from getting in your chocolate as you melt it.

  • To melt chocolate in the microwave - Place chocolate pieces in   a microwave safe bowl. Heat at medium for 1 minute. Stir chocolate, even if it doesn't look like it needs it. Repeat process until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
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  • To melt chocolate in the double boiler - Heat water in the bottom pan of the double boiler on low heat. Don't boil the water. Be sure the water is low enough that it will not touch the base of the upper pan or bowl. Place chocolate pieces in the top of the double boiler and stir constantly after it starts to melt.

3.  Spoon the chocolate into your molds. If you want to make the task a lot easier, fill your molds using a plastic squeeze bottle or a pastry bag. You could even fill a ziploc bag and cut off the tip, using it to pipe in the chocolate.

  • Tap the filled molds on the counter a few times to remove any air bubbles in the chocolate. Place the molds in the freezer how to mold chocolate candy for 10-15 minutes. Check to see if they have set.
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  • If your candy molds are clear, you can hold them up and look at the bottom to see if the chocolate has released itself from the mold. If they are large pieces you may need to chill them longer.

  • The quality of the appearance will be better if you over chill when molding chocolate rather than under chill.

  • Turn chocolate candy molds upside down and gently tap them on the table or counter-top covered with wax paper. The molded chocolates should drop right out.

Clean your molds with warm, soapy water. If they are plastic, don't put the molds in the dishwasher. :)

Chocolate can be melted over and over, so, if you have any leftovers (impossible!) you can put it in a container for future use. Store your chocolate in a cool dry place. For more details on storage, head on over to the storing chocolate page.

Note: If you would like, you can use your molds to make cream-filled chocolates. They are really yummy. Again, I do suggest that you visit the page on tempering chocolate. Although you don't need to use this process for everyday chocolates, they are so much nicer when properly done for special occasions or for party favors.

I hope these tips on how to mold chocolate candy will help you to prepare some wonderful treats for your family and friends.

If you have any additional secrets on how to mold chocolate candy that you have learned from your experience, I would love it if you would share them with me and my guests. Happy Molding!

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