I would like to do cake pops, but I can't use candymelts as they have dairy ingridients in them. I was thinking of using a canned frosting, melting it a bit and dipping pops into it. Do you think it would work?
Are there any other options besides candymelts?
Melted frosting would work, but it won't give you the smooth finish that's so easy to decorate. You can also use chips - chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch, etc. - and they will give you a smoother finish.
would you just melt the choc chips or add something to them for smoother consistency? I find the straight melted choc chip have chunky consistency.
You can also purchase regular chocolate and then temper it if you have a candy thermometer (google how to temper chocolate) and it gives you the exact same results as candy melts, just takes a little longer. But would give you the snap when you bite into it, glossy texture that candy melts do, instead of melted frosting.
i shall try that!
If you use chips, just add a couple of tbsp of butter when you melt them. And be sure to melt them slowly so they don't cook or you'll have hard little bits.