Chocolate molds are a fun and super easy way to create homemade candies! I don't know about you, but we are already getting excited for Valentine's Day next month. So if you're trying to dream up something cute and simple to gift to your friends or office buddies-might I suggest homemade candies! Here are my top 5 tips for using chocolate molds:
1. When melting chocolate or candy melts I suggest adding a teaspoon or two of oil (canola or vegetable is fine). This gives your chocolates a more glossy finish and (in case you're wondering) you can't even taste it. I have also found that adding extracts or colored dyes to melted chocolates will cause them to harden slightly, making them more difficult to get into your mold.
3. Do not over fill your molds. This will result in a rim around the edge of your candy. If you do end up with a rim, carefully shave it off before gifting.
5. If you plan to use more than one color chocolate in your mold (like green leaves next to a red rose, etc.) allow the first color to set completely before adding the next. You can speed up this process by placing your half filled mold in the freezer.
*Note: We bought most of our chocolate molds online via Amazon and Ebay. There are many online resources for chocolate molds, and you can often find them at your local craft store too. We buy all our chocolate and candy melts at either our local grocery or craft store (Hobby Lobby or Michael's).