Chocolate 1Chocolate 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.

Chocolate TIP2. Be sure to pour a bit of chocolate into the mold, then add your stick (if making lollipops) then add a bit more chocolate to cover the stick. You want the stick completely buried in the center, because you don't want to see it through the front of the candy, but you don't want it to fall out the back either.

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.

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Chocolate 34. Once you have filled the mold, give it a gentle tap on your kitchen counter to release any air bubbles that might be trapped in the candy.

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.

Chocolate 4Happy candy making adventures! xo. emma and elsie

*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).


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