When you want to create mouth-watering candy-coated sweets like cake pops, dipped fruit, pretzels or lollipops, our Candy Melts® candy is your go-to. The meltability and smooth consistency makes them ideal for dipping, molding and drizzling. Here we offer up our best tips and tricks for melting Candy Melts candy to help you get the yummiest results every time.
For easy dipping of cake pops, cake balls, cookies and more, we suggest adding EZ Thin Dipping Aid to your Candy Melts candy. EZ Thin is great for thinning out the consistency of your candy for easier dipping, drizzling and dunking. It can also thin out melted Candy Melts candy that has been over-heated so nothing goes to waste! You can use EZ Thin with any of these melting techniques and it will not affect how your candy dries or hardens.
Before You Start
- Whatever method you use, make sure that your bowl, pot, slow cooker and utensils are completely dry
- Any water could cause your candy to harden and streak
- Make sure not to overheat your candy by melting on too high of a setting or for too long; it will lose its consistency if it is overheated or if liquids are added
- Candy Melts candy is ready for molding, dipping or drizzling when the texture is smooth and resembles cooked pudding
- If candy becomes too thick, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening per 10 oz. of candy; 2 teaspoons per 12 oz.
Simple and quick! You can use a glass bowl, a spouted measuring cup, a melting bottle or disposable decorating bag to melt your candy. Whichever you choose, microwave at 50% power or defrost setting for 1 minute. Stir thoroughly or knead bag; continue to microwave at the same setting in 15-30-second intervals, stirring or kneading until candy is almost completely melted. If there are still small pieces of candy that haven’t melted, let candy sit for about a minute. This prevents overheating and keeps your candy nice and smooth. A melting bottle or disposable decorating bags are ideal for filling molds or drizzling treats with candy.
If you’re new to the candy melting game, break out your double boiler. It’s super simple and helps candy melt to a nice, smooth consistency. Just fill the lower pot with 1 to 2 inches of water, making sure it won’t touch the bottom of the top pot. Bring the water to a simmer, then remove from the heat. Place top pot on lower pot, add Candy Melts candy and stir constantly until mostly melted. Remove top pot or bowl from heat, letting residual heat melt the smaller pieces.
Candy Melting Pot
You can dip and dunk til dawn with the Candy Melts Candy Melting Pot. It holds up to 2 1/2 cups of candy or chocolate, has two temperature settings; melt and warm as well as a removable silicone insert for easy cleaning. Easily dip cookies or pretzels to make candy-coated treats, or use as a fondue pot at your next party with fruit, cubed pound cake and marshmallows.
See all of these techniques in action in our helpful How to Melt Candy Melts candy video!:
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