Candy Melts - How Do I Make It More Runny?

Decorating By ZlatkaT Updated 4 Oct 2013 , 6:48pm by chocaholikk

ZlatkaT Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 11:41pm
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I have Candy melts from Michaels....and I melt them on the stove using the Double boiler method. It melted, but I needed it more runny, I would like to use it as a glaze for my tinny cookies, not to spread with a knife, I would like to pour it over.
So I tried Corn syrup...and another batch with Crisco, and it is still not the consistency I would like. What else should I use?
PS: I don't have any real white chocolate at home, and can't run to the store, so is there any suggestion for the Candy melts???
Thank you

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kakeladi Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 1:16am
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Add cream. Best way is to heat the cream until it is just about to boil, then pour it over the candy melts.
From what I have recently read on this site, you need like 3 measures of cream to 1 measure of chocolate. White choco is naturally thicker than dark chocolate.

ZlatkaT Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 1:28am
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Won't the cream make the chocolate seize? I add some corn syrup and it did seize, so I am not sure of the liquid part. But it looks like you have an experience with it. I will try it.
For now, I add some more Crisco, and it made it more runny. I was able to dip my mini stars cookies, but when I dip, it made a peak in the middle. I mostly looking for smooth glaze. Will try the cream...thank you!

kakeladi Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 1:39am
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No if you do it the way I described.
As for the peak....try tapping on the bottom of the cookie until it becomes smooth.

JanH Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 1:42am
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Wilton candy melts ganache recipe:


BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 1:43am
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You can add a small amount of shortening or paramount crystals. That makes them alot thinner. Just add them very slowly.

cylstrial Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 1:57am
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I actually just did it tonight. I had already melted my chocolate. So I went ahead and melted shortening all the way and then mixed it into the chocolate. It worked out great.

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 2:00am
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You dont have to melt it first. Just add small amounts.

chocaholikk Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 6:48pm
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AI sdded trex and it worked fine hun x

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