Have you ever tried working with chocolate? It can be very finicky and time consuming because it’s necessary to put chocolate through a process called “tempering.” There’s no need to go through tempering with Wilton Candy Melts®. They’re specially formulated to melt perfectly right in your microwave and to set up with a gorgeous shiny finish. So easy!
Tempering is really interesting, and really scientific…and really frustrating if you miss that specific temperature by a degree or two and have to start the process all over! It involves melting chocolate to a very specific temperature, then bringing it down to a slightly cooler temperature so that the fat molecules realign properly, assuring that the chocolate will have a shiny finish and crisp break when it is hardened.
It’s important to melt the candy at a low temperature until it is liquefied. Going too hot too quickly can cause Candy Melts to seize, just like chocolate. Put them in the microwave for 30 second intervals at 50% power, kneading or stirring in between intervals to distribute the heat, until they’re completely melted.
Candy Melts are so easy to use that you’ll want to add homemade candy to your cookie assortment and holiday table. Our Peppermint Bark Kit is a great way to give a tasty present. The kit makes 6 complete treats for gift giving and includes lovely snowflake cutters that will make great holiday cookies for years.
Another option is to create gifts with your choice of Candy Melts and the Candy Cane, Gingerbread Boy or Tree Holiday Gift Cutter Set. Who wouldn’t love a piece of Dark Cocoa Mint Bark? Our Candy Cane Colorburst or Chocolate Mint candy melts add a seasonal touch. If you prefer, add Peppermint, Cherry, Cinnamon or Creme De Menthe flavor to your candy with our Candy Flavoring Set.
And did I mention that it’s easy?