Can I make my own candy melts?
Making your own candy melts at home is actually pretty simple. All you will need is white chocolate, 2 teaspoons of olive oil, and colorings and flavorings of your choice. To make the melts, you will melt the white chocolate at a low temperature, add coloring, and transfer the chocolate to a piping bag.
What are the ingredients in candy melts?
The ingredients of candy melts are sugar, milk solids (powdered milk), vegetable oils, flavorings and colors. Chocolate candy melts add cocoa powder, but still use vegetable oil. Candy melts are also referred to as confectionery coating or summer coating. They’re the reason that so many people dislike white chocolate.
How do you make candy melts without chocolate?
If you need a candy melt substitute, for most applications compound chocolate or almond bark will work best. To take any sweet treat to the next level, consider tempering a good quality couverture chocolate. In a pinch, you could try whipped frosting, melted marshmallows, or kinako.
What can I use instead of melting wafers?
The top candy melt replacements are almond bark, frosting, couverture chocolate, compound chocolate, marshmallows, and soybean and sugar. If you are unfamiliar with exactly how to substitute any of these ingredients just keep on reading for all the helpful steps.
What is the difference between Candy Melts and chocolate melts?
Melting chocolate requires a process called tempering, which gives chocolate that nice, shiny finish. Tempering involves temperature precision and a candy thermometer to do it properly. Candy Melts, on the other hand, do not require tempering, making them easier to use for everyone, especially beginners!
Is candy melt just chocolate?
Since they do not contain any cocoa, Candy Melts are not chocolate. However, Wilton does make chocolate-flavored Candy Melts, available in a Light and Dark variety.
Can I use white chocolate instead of candy melts?
Can you use white chocolate chips as candy melts? While you can use white chocolate chips as candy melts, you might not get the same result. Since white chocolate chips require tempering and candy melts do not, you’ll need to melt them differently for best results.
Can you add butter to candy melts?
We don’t suggest using milk, water, cream, butter or half-and-half to thin your melted candy. These ingredients will cause your candy to seize and render it unusable. Some decorators also suggest vegetable or coconut oil, however, we caution against it.