Can I Use Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips In Molds?

Sugar Work By cakelovincrazy Updated 27 Sep 2009 , 3:07am by Sweet_Treats_1

cakelovincrazy Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 1:47am
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Will it work using semi sweet chocolate chips in candy molds. I'm doing some cosmetic molds and was hoping to use regular chocolate chips.

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Rylan Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 3:33am
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Of course you can, I do it all the time.

cakelovincrazy Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 2:39pm
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Originally Posted by Rylan

Of course you can, I do it all the time.




Perfect, thank you! icon_biggrin.gif Do I need to add anything to it or do anything special with it to make it work?

Rylan Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 12:27am
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Nope, I don't add anything else..

Rylan Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 12:28am
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But there is a variety of flavorings out there but if you just want to use plain chocolate then it's fine.

Texas_Rose Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 12:38am
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I've done it with just plain chocolate chips too. Works great.

cakelovincrazy Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 1:17am
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I've done it with just plain chocolate chips too. Works great.




WOW I tried it this evening and worked perfect. I can't believe how long I've been stressing over this thinking I had to use wafers or pure chocolate.
Thank you so much! icon_smile.gif

ceshell Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 3:53am
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So you all do it without tempering the chocolate? Do you just chill 'em to get them out...and how do you keep em from getting too soft? I hate melts!

redpanda Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 4:00am
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I usually add a tsp. of shortening (or even cooking oil) before melting, which seems to make it a little less fussy. The only time I ever had any trouble was when I overheated the chocolate in the microwave. It didn't burn, but it did develop a bloom when the chocolate set.

I just chill them in the fridge until the molds look "frosted" where the chocolate is.

I've never had them get too soft.

Sweet_Treats_1 Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 5:13pm
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I melt my chocolate chips in a bowl in the microwave , stir and pour into my molds. I have place the molds in the freezer for about 5 min. to speed up the drying or set up time when I am in a hurry. Works fine for me.

cakelovincrazy Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 3:03am
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I tested some with shortening and without and both worked really well for me. They came out perfect and stayed hard. I am so excited because my daughter is allergic to nuts and finding chocolate that is nut free is very difficult. Someone on here did mention to me some chocolate that is nut free, but it is very expensive.
We found chocolate chips at our local Aldi which is really cheap and taste great and is nut free, so now that I can use it in molds it's great!
THANKS! icon_smile.gif

Sweet_Treats_1 Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 4:32am
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cakelovincrazy,
This has nothing to do with the topic, but I noticed Your daughter is allergic to nuts. Iam sending a link to QVC. They sell a Sun Butter made from sunflower seeds no nuts in it at all and it is delicious! Thought U might be interested if U ever want to make a peanut butter cake or a simple PB & J sandwich for your daughter. My son has a friend that is severly allergic to nuts so I'am always looking for good alternatives to use for people with allergies.

http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.M19887.desc.SunButter-3-16oz-Jar-Assortment

cakelovincrazy Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 1:39pm
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Originally Posted by Sweet_Treats_1

cakelovincrazy,
This has nothing to do with the topic, but I noticed Your daughter is allergic to nuts. Iam sending a link to QVC. They sell a Sun Butter made from sunflower seeds no nuts in it at all and it is delicious! Thought U might be interested if U ever want to make a peanut butter cake or a simple PB & J sandwich for your daughter. My son has a friend that is severly allergic to nuts so I'am always looking for good alternatives to use for people with allergies.

http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.M19887.desc.SunButter-3-16oz-Jar-Assortment




That is so sweet, thank you for thinking of me. She is severely allergic too, she had a bite of peanut butter when she was a little over 1 and it was sooooo scary. We can't even give her things that have been processed in a facitlity with nuts.
We've tried soybutter and it is YUCKY, so will definitely try sunbutter now.
Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif

ceshell Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 8:50pm
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Hey that is good to know about soy butter- thanks! My daughter's classroom has some peanut allergies so I am always looking for alternatives for HER so that she can enjoy peanut-like snacks without endangering her classmates. I bought sunbutter but haven't tried it on her yet. It definitely tastes like sunflower seeds, but I like that taste. I have to decide whether or not to try to convince her it's a different tasting pb or introduce it as its own new flavor.

Sweet_Treats_1 Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 3:07am
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The sunbutter definately taste like sunflower seeds , so I would advise anyone if U dont like the taste of sunflower seeds dont try the sunbutter. But it is delicious just to eat right off the spoon!(if U like sunflowers)

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