Does anybody know how to melt Glacier mints properly? Double bolier over low, med, high heat? Microwave? Add other ingredients to help them melt? I only have a few & don't want to risk ruining them.
Make my own hard/rock candy perhaps?
I don't know what you're planning to do with the mints once melted, so I'm not sure if I can help. I mostly use them at Christmas to make edible window panes and lakes/streams etc. In this case, I just lay the mints on a paper-lined tray in the approximate shape I want, pop them in the oven at about 150 deg C for around 5-10 minutes. They melt and you can use a spoon to push them into shape. If you leave them too long, they bubble up and this can spoil the clean finish if the bubbles don't disperse on cooling.
Otherwise, maybe you could try them directly in a saucepan over a very low heat, watching and stirring carefully the whole time. I'm sure you could pop them in a stainless steel bowl in the oven to melt too. That's what I would probably try as I'm usually doing 10 things at once and I don't have time to baby a pot on the stove!
Thank you winniemog! I will try this at once. I went ahead & tried to melt them on stovetop in double boiler, added a little corn syrup as it looked as if the candy was getting very hot and not completely melting, was not 100% pleased with results, however it could be used. Will try your idea as soon as oven preheats. <This cake posted by Lea17 here on CC suggested those mints for the ice shards. Can't wait to see how it works out in the oven! Thank you again!!
They will come out perfectly in the oven. Remember to check in after 5 minutes! And make sure your baking tray has a rim if you put a lot of mints on it, as they have a tendency to overflow - and I don't know about you, but melted mints on the floor of my oven is not a goal I set for myself very often.
I've even melted sugar-free mints this way for my demanding mother-in-law, although a diabetic coma is probably wasted on that woman anyway.