How to Use Chocolate Molds
Need to make favors? Or just want to learn how to use chocolate molds? These directions are pretty easy, but keep in mind there are other more complicated molds (such as peanut butter cups).
- candy mold ($2-3 at Michael's)
- candy melts / chocolate buttons (any color or flavor - $3 at Michael's)
- small glass bowl
One bag of Wilton's Candy Melts will make about 100 hearts.
Step 1 - Place about 25 melts into the glass bowl and microwave for 30 seconds.
Step 2 - Stir the chocolate until smooth (about 15-30 seconds). If there are still chunks of chocolate, then microwave for another 10-15 seconds and stir again.
Step 3 - Place about a teaspoon into the mold cavities, be careful not to over-fill. You might want to test out one first.
Step 4 - Place the candy mold on the counter and tap against the counter until the chocolate is even. Add more chocolate if necessary and tap again.
Step 5 - Place into the freezer for 15 minutes. The mold should be frosty (see picture). Tap the mold against the counter until the candy falls out.
Step 6 - Repeat Steps 1-5 as necessary.