Can I Use Candy Melts To Make Ganache?

Decorating By Briniga Updated 20 Aug 2008 , 8:34pm by wrightway777

Briniga Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 5:26am
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I bought these in purple, can I use these to color white chocolate? My goal is to have purple ganache, thanks

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Briniga Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 7:11pm
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Does anyone know??

FromScratch Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 7:49pm
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Your link isn't coming up.. did you buy purple candy melts?? You could melt it and add it to your ganache, and you could also just use puprle candy color (an oil based food coloring).

KoryAK Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 8:03pm
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Any coloring should work for ganache. I would not use candy melts myself. They are used when convenience is the deciding factor, not taste. For something like ganache, use real chocolate.

FromScratch Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 8:23pm
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If you added them into real white chocolate ganache it wouldn't be too bad. Just so she could use what she has. I don't care for candy melts either.. they are waxy and odd.. but mixed in with white chocolate it wouldn't be so bad.

wrightway777 Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 8:34pm
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Oh please use good white chocolate tinted with candy coloring (oil based) as mentioned above. Save the candy melts for making candy clay (so easy and fun to make). Candy melts have hydrogenated palm kernel oil instead of cocoa butter (hence cheaper and not made for taste).

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