Have you Tried Making Chocolate Candys Using Molds?

United States
November 16, 2008 1:45pm CST
I have just got done making about 5 pounds of chocolate into a mold for a baby shower. And I really have never though it would take so long to do. I only bought one mold to do all the candy in and it takes an hour to do two molds. Basically the process is you first paint the molds with different colored chocolate than let them cool. Than you pour in the chocolate you want such as dark chocolate. Than you let them cool in the refridgerator for about 10 minutes or so or even longer. Until there harden than you take them out and put them on a pan to get them out. It's actually a really time consuming process. I though it would be really easy and get done in no time. It took me about 8 hours to do this process for all the chocolate. I want to say it's worth it because they look really nice but honestly all that time I quess only if you enjoy it. So have you made chocolate candys using a mold? How was your experience? Would you do it again?
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
17 Nov 08
No I have never made chocolate candy using a mold. Candy suckers of different flavors I have. The more molds you have teh more you can do. The is very time consuming and makes you apricieate the luxury of purchasung commercial chocolate and the homemaid. :)
• United States
17 Nov 08
Yes it's truly a luxury that I'm appreciating. I can't imagine making it all the time. Maybe that's why they were thinner in those days. I can't imagine making Candy Suckers. How do you make them? The next thing I do want to get into is making it all from stratch. But I have no idea how to get started with that. Maybe a thread hmmm. I may do that.
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
17 Nov 08
Cant remember exactly but suckers are mainly corn suryp sugar and flavoring. The trick is to heat the mixture to a certain temp. This hardens the sugar. It has been over 12 years so I cant remember all. It is pretty easy but time comsuming. Happy sweets. :)
• United States
17 Nov 08
That sounds really easy. Although I've been getting away from consuming corn syrup. But either way it's most likely better to make them than buy them. Although it's really easy to buy them though and less time consuming :)
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@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
21 Nov 08
I guess I make mine the easy way. I just melt chocolate chips and put them into molds. I don't color the chocolates so it's really easy and only takes awhile, but it is hard to get the chocolate into the molds neatly. I only make them for my family and friends so it's okay if they're a bit messy. I'd like to find more molds though and make some really cute ones.
• United States
21 Nov 08
I prefer the easy way myself too. But I think that they do look cute when you paint inside of them. It gives it some flare. Next time I just want to make the chocolate myself from cocoa. I think that would be a fun challenge.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
23 Nov 08
I wonder if there is a way to paint colors without using colored white chocolate though? I use dairy-free chocolates so I'm not sure if those could be colored.
• United States
23 Nov 08
If they are white chocolate they can be colored they have to use a oil base coloring. And it shouldn't harm them. But honestly I don't think there's a way to make them colored without using colored chocolate. But the woman who responsed before has done the with her mother for a long time. So she may have your answer for ya.
• United States
17 Nov 08
I have been making chocolate molds since I was a little kid. It is a tradition that me and my mom used to do together for all the major holidays. The two of us still get together to make chocolates for friends during the holidays. I love it and the two of us have gotten quite good at it. We even "paint" colored chocolate into the molds before pouring on a back layer. This makes for some great artistic treats!! Plus, everyone loves chocolate and really appreciates the homemade gifts. So in answer to your question, I LOVE making chocolates. Mostly because it reminds me of the special time with my mom :)
• United States
17 Nov 08
That's really great! I use to bake cookies with my mom. This is the first time I've every done the chocolate molds and there really not hard they just take a lot of time. But I'm sure the people at the baby shower will really appreciate it. They do look so cute. Hard to eat now because they look so cute. I think I've eaten enough too. That's the only problem with making them it's hard to resist not eating all of them.
• United States
17 Nov 08
for me, I don't like white chocolate. So, we usually use a lot of white chocolate and then I don't want to eat them :)
• United States
17 Nov 08
I actually bought some Vanilla chocolate, dark chocolate, and peanut butter. I came in trouble when I go to the peanut butter. I only fixed a little bit and my husband and I ate the whole bag. Well Mostly I ate the whole bag. Something about peanut butter does it for me. Everytime I become stressed I usually grab Reeses. So I quess that's the problem.