Candy melts are a popular choice for a number of baking and decorating projects. They come in a range of colors and are easy to use.
Are candy melts the same as chocolate melts?
They are made with sugar, milk solids and vegetable fats (often palm kernel oil). These ingredients make them ideal for dipping and coating items like cakes pops and candy bars.
Unfortunately, they can be a bit thick and difficult to work with. They can also cause items that are dipped in them to break, creating an unsightly and unprofessional look.
The best way to get smooth candy melts is by thinning them out. There are a number of different methods to do this, including adding shortening or oil flakes.
If your candy melts are too thick, try heating them up in the microwave for a few minutes before you start using them. Once they are melted, you can add shortening or oil flakes to them and stir to mix them into the candy melts.
You can also use a double boiler to melt your candy melts. You will need a heat-safe bowl that is large enough to fit on top of the pot. You may need to stir the candy melts for a few minutes to get them completely melted, as they are sensitive to temperature changes.
Regardless of how you choose to melt your candy melts, it is essential that you keep them in an airtight container to prevent moisture from getting into them. This will help them last longer and be easier to use when it comes time for you to bake with them again.