I'm guessing that candy made from candy melts would have to be refrigerated if not used right away. My question is, how long will they keep after being refrigerated?
I would not say that they need to be refrigerated unless you're worried about melting because you're in a very warm environment. Candy melts should keep for quite a long time.
They will last as long as you keep them. I have never refridgerated them and they haven't broken down, melted or anything. I just keep on the counter, or in the pantry and re-heat the candy if I need to or just use up the molded stuff.
If you refrigerate it the cocoa butter will bloom. Doesn't really hurt it but it looks ugly.
I didn't think they needed to be refrigerated either. What in it would need to be?
Unless it's really warm where you are don't put them in the fridge. They will either discolor or get condensation which can leave pits on the surface or at least dull down the shine.
Thanks everyone for this info. I thought they needed to be because I made some yesterday and left them on the counter and they were getting soft. But I haven't turned my ac on yet and it was a tad warm.