Candy Melts Or Real Chocolate For Cake Truffles?

Baking By Parable Updated 6 Oct 2008 , 8:16pm by Parable

Parable Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 7:25pm
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I am going to be making a whole bunch of cake truffles for our church's picnic this weekend and wondered if I should cover them in candy melts or real chocolate because

1) flavor (most important) and
2) weather issues

They probably won't be in the sun but the temp may be anywhere from mid 70's to mid 80's. I need your advise so I can go shopping.

4 replies
nickshalfpint Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 7:48pm
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Taste wise I would use real chocolate. I had mine outside and it was in the high 70's and they were fine. I had them in a container on ice before I set them out and that really helped.

JoAnnB Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 7:54pm
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Although real chocolate will taste better, unless it is tempered, it will melt very easily. Candy melts are much more sturdy, and for cake truffles, it works fine.

KHalstead Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 7:56pm
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I use that chocolate almond bark and it tastes awesome on cake truffles!!

Parable Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 8:16pm
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The ice bucket idea is GREAT! What about mixing candy melts and real chocolate? would it be the best of both worlds?

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