Top 10 Candy Melts Treat Ideas

November 4th, 2015 by Desiree Smith

I love dipping treats and decorating with Candy Melts™ Candy because they are so versatile. They come in a wide variety of colors and flavors and you can do so much with them – mold candy, pipe with melted Candy Melts, make ganache, make candy clay – the list goes on and on! Check out this list of 10 different ways you can use Candy Melts.

1. Lattice Candy Shell Cupcakes. A fine weave of Candy Melts candy tops these treats with color and lacy texture. Use the Dessert Dome Mold to give the pastel lattice top its perfectly rounded shape.


Lattice Candy Shell



2. Candy-Coated Apple Football Treats. Dipped apple wedges decorated like footballs make a sweet treat for your favorite playoff celebration, tailgate party or an after-game snack for the tiniest tackle on the team.


Candy-Coated Apple Football Treats



3. Modern Candy Swirl Cake. Graphic Candy Melts candy swirls with a pearl dusting bring a modern look to a classic chocolate cake. The Dessert Accents Candy Mold makes it easy to make a perfect candy swirl every time.





4. Sweet Sunflower Candies. Brighten someone’s day with these cute sunflower candies! These candy treats are made by forming little candy cups with Candy Melts, then filled with whipped chocolate ganache for a decadent treat.





5. Cocoa Crested Cherries. A pretty tasty combination makes a pretty and easy fruit treat! Use Candy Melts® Candy and the Jewelry Fondant and Gum Paste Mold as your candy mold for these special-occasion treats.





6. Chocolate Candy Fruit Nut Flowers. Candy clusters are so much prettier when you mold them using Candy Melts and the Daisy Silicone Mold! Each candy or nut topping is kept in its own petal shape for an easy-to-make, perfectly-formed flower.





7. Sweet Candy Embrace Raspberry Cake. Hugged in a blanket of candy, this decadent torte is sure to indulge every palate. Make the textured candy wrap with Candy Melts Light Cocoa Candy for an elegant touch. Finish with fresh raspberries and a dusting of confectioners’ sugar.




8. Two-Tone Candy Clay Ribbon.





9. Nutty Candy Filled Pretzels. Regular pretzels will never be the same once you fill them with Wilton Candy Melts candy and add a sprinkle of chopped nuts. This combination of sweet and salty is fun to make and serve any time of the year and your guests will devour them!






10. Candy Peacock Cupcake. Let’s round out the list with this beautiful candy peacock. After you’ve tried a few candy projects, take your skills to the next level and try making these cupcakes.  A symbol of immortality and beauty, the peacock cupcake will be a hit at your next get-together.




Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

17 Replies

  1. Irene Duke says:

    I would love to have the recipie for the candy melt filled pretzels, where can I get it?

    Thank You so much,

    Irene Duke

  2. Ric Brooks says:

    Why are most of your color melts vanilla. Instead of red being cherry, blue being blueberry, orange being orange, etc? My grandkids love the mint chocolate chip, candy cane and the salty caramel.

    • Desiree Smith says:

      Hi Ric,

      The colored melts are mostly vanilla flavored to allow more versatility. For example, if someone is using colored melts to dip pretzels in blue melted candy for a baby shower, they probably wouldn’t want the pretzels to be combined with a blueberry flavor. We have specialty flavors like the ones you’ve mentioned, as well as Limited Edition flavors that change each season for you to enjoy! I will share your flavor suggestions with our product development team.

      Thank you,

  3. […] to melt and then use to decorate confections (used to adhere the M&Ms in photo #4 and larger projects like these), and microwaveable pouches to drizzle (the used in photos #1, #2 and […]

  4. It is possible you can talk to your manufacturers to come up or make a carry caddy specifically for cake pops. I have graduation in my school. And there is no decent cake pop carry case that is square and can hold at 35 cake pops. I have seen round ones that are for cake carry case and has holes for the pop but to big!!! I need a plastic cake pop container that has a handle and will hold the cake pop in place when you are in the train or in a bus and make it with some holes for breathing Believe me I have search google nothing I have seen that fits my needs if you have a website or know someone who sells this a cake pop holder that holds and with a handle to carry please advise me, otherwise I will create it myself and make a fortune! I’m giving you the opportunity to do this! Us bakery people need convience when traveling with the delicate cake pops!

  5. Natalie says:

    I live in uk and we don’t have candy melts so can I ask what is the equivalent or is there somewhere I can buy them? I want to make a ganache and some pop cakes for my daughters baby shower

    • Desiree Smith says:

      Hi Natalie,

      You actually can get Candy Melts in the UK! They are available at Hobbycraft stores, on Amazon and some Independent retailers like Direct4Crafts. Hope that helps!


  6. Becky Holmes says:

    After decorating my cake pops I am able to set them in a wood block which is two inches thickand drilled holes to fit the cookie size sticks. I find that the Wilton cookie sticks support the weight of the cake pops better because of the surface area inside the cake pop is more than the skinnier lollipop sticks.

  7. Karen Slauson says:

    Will the Eggnog Flavored candy melts ever come back. Everyone loved them, I tried using the liquid flavoring but it’s not the same

  8. Nancy says:

    Will Wilton ever make vegan candy melts?

  9. Kathy white says:

    Is there any way you could do a flammingo like the peacock?
    Thanks Kathy

  10. LynneDe says:

    I too, would love to have vegan candy melts! I look at the beautiful items you have here and wish I could enjoy them also. Some have chosen to go vegan, some of us are allergic….making vegan candy melts would open your doors to many more people who cannot now go through them. Blessings to you!

  11. I just wanted to let you know how much I love your products I am famous for my chocolate dipped pretzels but my issue is I have a Lotta times where they were turning gray I don’t know if I’m not using enough stabilizer in them which in my case is Crisco or I’m just not letting them dry fully before I stick them in the refrigerator can you please help me out with that dilemma because I ruined so much of my products by throwing them away when people as I give them gifts Please help me out as much as you can it would be greatly appreciated

  12. Valerie says:

    This is called “bloom” and is harmless. You can still eat the chocolate. It just does not look as pretty. I am told that tempering the chocolate before use helps prevent blooming.

  13. Conni says:

    I don’t use any Crisco or anything to mix in my candy melts for my candy and mostly Pretzels. I never have issues with my colors and I make tons of pretzels.

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