Lessen The Sweetness Of Candy Melts

Sugar Work By lesleyruiz Updated 3 May 2010 , 1:32am by nwnest

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lesleyruiz Posted 3 May 2010 , 1:04am
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Hi Everyone!

Can anyone recommend how to make candy melts less sweet? I'm using them to coat cake pops, but i'm finding it really sweet.

Any suggestions?


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nwnest Posted 3 May 2010 , 1:32am
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Salt is typically what is added to give the impression that things are less sweet. I go around and around with my husband about this because he's a doctor and doesn't believe in adding unneccesary sodium, but he also is the #1 "too sweet" complainer at our house. I use Morton's Popcorn Salt, because it has smaller crystals and affects the textures of icings and fondant less than regular salt. I have never tried using it in candy melts, but can't see any reason it wouldn't work. If you can't find popcorn salt you can put regular salt in your food processor or clean coffee grinder.

Industrial candy makers sometimes use paraffin wax in coatings. It makes them shiny and less sweet. Food grade paraffin (which you can buy with the canning supplies at the grocery store) is safe to consume, but is undigestable, it passes through the body without being broken down.

Between the two, I'd rather use a little salt.

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