Making Chocolate With Molds

Written by on October 21, 2014 in Chocolate Foods, Chocolate Gift Ideas with 4 Comments

Making-Chocolate-with-MoldsMaking chocolate with molds is a fun and easy way to create charming desserts and treats. The instructions are simple and doesn’t require a lot of practice to end up with professional results. This is a fun project for kids and grown-ups alike. There are a few tips to make it even better for you.

The Right Chocolate for Melting

First off, you need to realize that all chocolate is not made the same. When making chocolate with molds, it’s important to get the wafers that are designed just for melting. Bakers chocolate, candy bars and even chocolate chips aren’t the right consistency. They won’t necessarily melt evenly and keep their melt long enough to make much.

I had always been a fan of Wilton’s chocolate wafers until I discovered that Ghirardelli makes them, too. Now I have a new favorite. Dark chocolate has health benefits that I just can’t ignore. They also make a white chocolate so you can be creative with your candy molds.

The Right Melting for Chocolate

You can melt chocolate in either a microwave or double boiler. Or better yet try one of the chocolate melting pots that are now available to make it even easier to keep the right temperature.

If you use a microwave, like I did for years, all you need to make sure is that you melt in little bits at a time. Stir between each heating session so you get an even melting of the chocolate wafers. I found small glass bowls to be the best choice for microwave melting.

Using Chocolate Candy Molds

There are many different kinds of molds to use when you make chocolate delights. Pick simple ones to start with, then get creative with ones that you can decorate easily. Try out some with a theme for a holiday or party.

With molds, make sure they are clean and dry before using them. Molds designed for chocolate candy are easy to fill and pop out when the candy is completely cooled. And making sure your candy has completely cooled is an important point.

With decorations, you need to remember to put them in first. Then fill the chocolate. For example, things like little eyes on snowmen can be accomplished by using a toothpick dipped into a different colored melted chocolate. Dab the eyes in place, then carefully add the chocolate that will be the snowman’s body. When you pop them out, the eyes will make a darling effect.

If you like videos to help you, WikiHow has a good step-by-step process in 10-second video shots. It particularly show you how to create filled candy shells, but you also get the basics.

Enjoy Making Chocolate with Molds

For years, I made my chocolate molded candy to give as gifts. As I practiced more, the candies became much more elaborate and decorated. It was an enjoyable experience for me to make them and just as delightful for those I gave them to. But, be sure to keep some for yourself. You just can’t have enough chocolate!

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  1. What a darling idea, to combine something as yummy as chocolate with molds that make adorable shapes to your chocolate delights! I can already see what terrific gifts they would make — and they are sure to become a recipient’s favorite gift.

  2. Cynthia says:

    I have used chocolate candy molds for decades! The really are wonderful for making shaped candies for special occasions. I love that flower mode you featured!

  3. Barbara says:

    Chocolate molding pots! I learned something reading this page – Chocolate isn’t something I often cook with (except cake!) but the molds and the molding pots are a wonderful idea!

  4. Barb says:

    My mother-in-law used to make chocolates to send around at Christmas. I’ve toyed with the idea, but am glad I read this first! I would have thought Baker’s was the thing to use and decorating was a final step!

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