Chocolate/candy Melts...what Do You Do With Leftovers?

Decorating By cupcakesnbuttercream Updated 8 Feb 2012 , 1:31am by thin4life

cupcakesnbuttercream Posted 7 Feb 2012 , 12:15am
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So, my husband was washing dishes and complained about the lack of bowls....well, that's because they are being used by my leftover candy melts icon_redface.gif
That made me wonder, 'How can I store these leftover candy melts?'.

So, I came here to see what you guys do with your chocolate after you are done with it!

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msthang1224 Posted 7 Feb 2012 , 12:22am
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Hi,

If you have any smal chocolate molds like for one bit candies, after you use what you need for your project then just pour them into the molds let harden and then put them into a baggie to be ready for yr next use.
Thats one way of doing it.

Im sure others will have other solutions for you as well icon_smile.gif

TheSweetTreat Posted 7 Feb 2012 , 12:44am
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Does heating and re-heating not affect its performance?

cupcakesnbuttercream Posted 7 Feb 2012 , 1:43am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by msthang1224

Hi,

If you have any smal chocolate molds like for one bit candies, after you use what you need for your project then just pour them into the molds let harden and then put them into a baggie to be ready for yr next use.
Thats one way of doing it.

Im sure others will have other solutions for you as well icon_smile.gif




Hi!
Thanks for that tip. I dont have molds, but I guess you could also pipe the chocolate in dots on some wax paper & get a similar effect?

TheSweetTreat, not to my knowledge.

msthang1224 Posted 7 Feb 2012 , 3:05am
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I havent had a problem as of yet with heating and reheating. dont know if any ony else has.

Yes, you could do that as well cupcakesnbuttercream

metria Posted 7 Feb 2012 , 5:45am
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I use the Wilton Bite-Size Brownie Squares 24 Cavity Silicone mold for just these occasions (have never used it for brownies!)

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=AF414343-1E0B-C910-EAF4100780D53DC6
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If I have left over candy melts, chocolate, caramel, melted sugar, gelatine, etc. ... anything that's hot but cools hard, I pour it into these squares and let it rest. I pop them out easily and store them in freezer bags.

msthang1224 Posted 7 Feb 2012 , 8:59am
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Me too Metria. I love making my suger ice cubes in it icon_smile.gif

TexasSugar Posted 7 Feb 2012 , 3:47pm
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Why not pop them out of the bowls into ziplock bags?

I do like the idea of the brownie square pan if you are going to want to melt them in smaller amounts in the future.

jgifford Posted 7 Feb 2012 , 3:59pm
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I get almond bark in the trays - like ice cube trays - so when I have any left over, I pour it back into the trays and when it's cool, I pop them out and keep them in a zip loc bag.

Herekittykitty Posted 7 Feb 2012 , 5:56pm
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I pour/scrape it out onto a silicone mat and once hardended pop the disk into a plastic baggie, breaking it apart if it won't fit whole.

Rusti Posted 8 Feb 2012 , 12:52am
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I use disposable Wilton decorating bags. Just pour it in the bag and you can pipe into your molds and any leftover can be piped into an unopened bag and stored ready for the next time.

Serena4016 Posted 8 Feb 2012 , 1:09am
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I just pour it into a baggie, seal it and save it for next time.

thin4life Posted 8 Feb 2012 , 1:31am
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Throw them out, they taste horrible.

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