Question About Wilton Candy Melts

Decorating By floophs Updated 15 Jun 2008 , 11:58pm by TexasSugar

floophs Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 3:22pm
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I have 1.5 bags of the Wilton dark cocoa candy melts and I just don't feel like making candy any time soon. Has anyone ever used these for baking purposes?

Lynn~

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playingwithsugar Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 3:38pm
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I've never heard of anyone using them for baking, and I personally wouldn't, because they're not real chocolate. There is no cocoa butter in them, but an alternate type of hydrogenated fat.

Why don't you make some chocolate clay with them, instead? There is a recipe for it in the recipe section here on CC. It's easy to make, and you just have to remember that it's best to let it set overnight before you use it.

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leah_s Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 3:44pm
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I have chopped them up and used them for chocolate chip cookies.

LeanneW Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 6:31pm
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you can melt them and mix with corn syrup following these directions and add it to your fondant to make chocolate fondant. http://marthastewartweddings.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.fc77a0dbc44dd1611e3bf410b5900aa0/?autonomy_kw=fondant&rsc=ns2006_m10&vgnextoid=c30ff71e18453110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD


you could probably also use them to make modeling chocolate.

floophs Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 7:21pm
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Thanks for all your help. This gives me an idea of what else I can do with the candy melts other than make candy. thumbs_up.gif

NEWTODECORATING Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 7:45pm
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Add a tablespoon of crisco to a bag of candy melts and dip ANYTHING cakeballs, strawberries,pretzels...I use the stuff ALL the time.

Add crisco and then black Americolor set aside for outlines of choc. transfers.

I have heard of people mixing it in the MMF for choc fondant.

TexasSugar Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 8:50pm
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I've melted them and used them in icing.

penguinprincess Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 10:48pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

I've melted them and used them in icing.




that sounds yummy, Would you mind sharing the recipe please?

TexasSugar Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 11:06pm
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I just use my basic every day buttercream recipe when I do it. I just hve to add a little extra liquid to the recipe.

penguinprincess Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 11:22pm
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I will have to try that! Thanks!!!

Amanda1791 Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 11:40pm
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So far, I've used them for every idea I've read but I've also chopped them up and added them to my brownie mixes. It makes them extra chocolatey!! icon_biggrin.gif

southerncake Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 11:44pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

I just use my basic every day buttercream recipe when I do it. I just hve to add a little extra liquid to the recipe.




I have also done the same. And also, as Leahs said above, I have often used them in chocolate chip cookies in a pinch!

TexasSugar Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 11:58pm
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I've also made ganache with them. There is also candy clay. You can take candy clay and blend it with fondant to make a chocolate fondant. icon_smile.gif

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