gizzmo Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 6:07pm
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Everytme i put a sucker or some sort of chocolate into my clear bags. there is always a diry looking film to the bag. I know its where the chocalate rubs on the bag but I cant seem to figure out how to keep this from happening. My chocolates are dry and cool- so does anyone have any ideas to keep the plastic from looking tacky? I know I can do these pretty far ahead and they will be fine but how far ahead can I do chocolate dipped pretzels and marshmellows w/out them getting stale? thanks in advance..gizzmo

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Writecakes Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 5:49pm
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I'm having the same problem. Also when making smaller treats and placing them in a gift box, they get that "rubbed" and lose their shine. I'd love to hear what others have done to avoid this too!

brincess_b Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 5:51pm
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might be you need to temper the chocolate?
xx

Writecakes Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 6:12pm
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I have tempered mine and didn't see a difference? Wonder what else I could be doing wrong?

rezzygirl Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 8:17pm
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Are you all using cello bags or poly bags? I have found that since poly bags are softer plastic, they react differently to the chocolate (rubbing the shine off of the chocolate, sticking to the chocolate and even melting it sometimes). The cello bags are crisper and perform better IMHO.

Writecakes Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 10:48pm
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I'm using the "baggies" because they are cheap. Would those be the problem?

rezzygirl Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 10:53pm
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Oh yeah, that could be it. Baggies work great for decorated cookies, not so great for chocolates.

Writecakes Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 12:41am
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Thank you! icon_smile.gif I'll switch bags and hopefully that will help. Is there a particular brand you recommend?

rezzygirl Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 1:23am
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You're welcome! No recommendations really as long as they're cello (cellophane) and not poly. If you order online CountryKitchensa.com is a good place: http://tinyurl.com/lv36ph

Wilton also makes some: http://tinyurl.com/melrns so you may be able to find them at Michaels or Hobby lobby! HTH & happy candy making!

Writecakes Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 2:36pm

Thank you SO much for those links! I'm going to try them this weekend. I appreciate your help with this, and to the OP who thought to ask the question icon_smile.gif

brendajarmusz Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 4:43am

AI have a question on how to temper chocolate? If you are using wilton brand candy melts or Merkens chocolate do you jave to temper it if so how do you do it?

Godot Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 7:52am

AUm Wilton candy melts are NOT chocolate.

If the Merkens label says that it's a non-temp product then it doesn't need to be tempered.

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