Oil-based food coloring is the secret to coloring Candy Melts candy. With these tips and tricks on how to color and combine Candy Melts, you can customize your candy to match your needs.

Though Candy Melts candy is available in a wide variety of colors, sometimes it can be hard to find the exact color you need. Or perhaps you only need a little bit of colored candy and don’t want to purchase a whole bag.

In instances like these, you can use one of two tricks to create any candy color you wish. First, you can use an oil-based food coloring to color your candy. Secondly, you can melt two or more candy colors together to create your own unique shades.

Can you add food coloring to Candy Melts candy?

As long as your food coloring is oil-based, it can be used to color Candy Melts candy. Try our Primary or Garden Candy Color Sets, which are specially formulated to work with Candy Melts.

The Primary set (yellow, orange, red, blue) and the Garden set (green, pink, violet, black) contain small jars of color that can be used individually or combined to create new colors.

However, water-based food coloring – such as Color Right food coloring or gel-based icing colors – should not be used to tint Candy Melts. The water in the food coloring can cause your candy to seize, rendering it unusable.

How to color Candy Melts candy with oil-based food coloring

To color your candy using oil-based candy colors, simply melt your candy in a small microwave-safe bowl, according to package instructions.

Using a toothpick or the tip of a knife, add a small amount of candy color to your melted candy. Mix with a spoon or spatula until combined. Continue adding color (be sure to use a clean toothpick or clean the knife between additions) until the desired shade is achieved.

Candy Melts candy color chart

You can also combine different colors of Candy Melts candy to create your own unique colors. This is a fun way to get various shades of the same color (for an ombre effect, for example) or get candy colors that perfectly match your celebration (great for wedding showers or sports parties).

To make it easier, we’ve broken down the combinations you need to create a whole rainbow of colors. Our Candy Melts Candy Color Chart shows you how to combine different colors of candy wafers to make customized shades.

The ratios listed in the chart can be altered to suit your project. For example, 1 + 1 might mean 5 wafers of each color for smaller details or 1 bag of each color for larger events or party treats.

How to melt Candy Melts candy colors together

To create your own custom colors, simply combine the candy wafers in the amounts indicated on the chart. Microwave your candy according to package instructions or learn how to melt Candy Melts candy, then mix until colors are combined.

As a general rule, you can easily lighten your candy by adding more white wafers or darken it by adding more of the base color.

So, whether you color your candy using candy colors or you combine different shades to create your own colorful options, you can easily customize your Candy Melts to perfectly match your celebration!

What are some of your favorite ways to use Candy Melts candy? Let us know in the comments below!