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Candy Melts - How long do they last?

post #1 of 13
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Hello, everyone! I am planning to make candy melt pops in the form of a centerpiece for a baby shower that's coming up.

How long do these last? I've made them before, but can't remember how long in advance can I make them.

Anyone?
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post #2 of 13
As long as they don't get warm, they should last for months.
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post #3 of 13
Wilton's site says that they will be good for 2-3 weeks. I have noticed that the colors fade after a few weeks and no i don't keep mine in the sun or any type of light for that matter.
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Excellent! Thank you for the info. Then I will start them next week.

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Originally Posted by LivinInABox

Wilton's site says that they will be good for 2-3 weeks.



Is it me or has anyone else wondered what happens to them when you heat them that makes them 'good' for 2-3 weeks. We keep the leftover candy melts between uses alot longer than that, don't we?
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

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Originally Posted by LivinInABox

Wilton's site says that they will be good for 2-3 weeks.



Is it me or has anyone else wondered what happens to them when you heat them that makes them 'good' for 2-3 weeks. We keep the leftover candy melts between uses alot longer than that, don't we?



Yes, I have. I have left leftover candy melts for literally months and they are still good.
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post #7 of 13
They will lose their shine after a week, but they taste just fine.
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post #8 of 13
I wonder if Wilton's 2-3 week time frame is just a safety to account for people who may not store the chocolate properly. Like many of you, my chocolate pieces stay good for months. If they lose their shine, I just hit them with a coat of confectioners glaze.
post #9 of 13
Candy Melts last forever!!! I have been using them for a long time now with no problems. I took a class on candy making from Wilton and the instructor said that she starts making her lollipops for her kids end of school year parties in March!! She said she then puts them in an airtight container. (because she has to make so many)

I myself, have made things a month or two in advance so I am ready with them for a "surprise" order.
post #10 of 13
Candy melts just as they are when you get them will not last forever. Maybe 2-3 months. If you want them to last forever then the best thing is to get a Food Saver and put them in your freezer. If you keep them too long unmade they won't melt unless add paramount crystals or you could try Crisco. Once made they do not loose their shine. You can keep them as long as you want. Chocolate that needs to be tempered does loose its shine. I made a huge heart box for a dear freind 5 years ago and she insists on keeping it and it still looks good.
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Originally Posted by fearlessbaker

Candy melts just as they are when you get them will not last forever. Maybe 2-3 months. If you want them to last forever then the best thing is to get a Food Saver and put them in your freezer. If you keep them too long unmade they won't melt unless add paramount crystals or you could try Crisco. Once made they do not loose their shine. You can keep them as long as you want. Chocolate that needs to be tempered does loose its shine. I made a huge heart box for a dear freind 5 years ago and she insists on keeping it and it still looks good.



Wilton states the candy melts are not to be put in the freezer.

They do last forever because when you go to the store to but them, how long do you think they have been sitting on the shelf??????
post #12 of 13
My response is based on the experience I have had with them. it may not be the same with everyone!! I don't use Wilton but Merkens. Does Wilton actually make their own or are they packaged somewhere else? I had to make over 2000 suckers and so they wer bought in bulk. Thew was enough left over so that they needed to be stored. After being told not to freeze them, I did it anyway and it saved me tons of $$$.
post #13 of 13
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Thank you so much for all the responses!!!

I try getting CK products brand on these candy melts because they are cheaper. But sometimes, whoever is closer,that's where I go to buy them.

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