Chocolate for melting? HELLLLP! <tia!>

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  1. potterphreak

    potterphreak Mouseketeer

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    OPkily-dokily, fellow crafters, helllllllllllp! LOL I am planning DD's 3rd birthday (Mickey Mouse/Disneyland theme) and I found THE cutest Disney castle candy molds and I think I would like to use them to make favors for the adults. Problem is, I want super tasty chocolate (milk and white) and I have never done this before, so I am very lost. Thanks in advance for any and all help!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. PrincessNancy96

    PrincessNancy96 Scrapbook Mom Moderator

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    Go to Michael's or JoAnn's and grab the chocolate from them.. They are called Candy melts.....by Wilton.. they come in all flavors and we love them! They are about $2.50 a bag..but it makes a good bunch!!! We use these for favors and candies all the time.. I have molds for about every holiday!!! Just melt them in the micro and fill the molds, 10 minus in the freezer and ta-da!! They are gorgeous for centerpieces too! I made them for a teacher appreciation luncheon a few years ago and still get calls for them!!!
     
  4. Honeybehr1

    Honeybehr1 Mouseketeer<br><font color=red>Hey I was a newlywe

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    I buy my chocolate from a candy store - they sell molds as well. It is much fresher. The candy from the craft stores sit there a very long time and can have a stale taste to it. I didnt beleive it when my SIL told me but I tried the chocolate from the candy store and it is alot better. I make chocolate covered oreos
     
  5. piratesmate

    piratesmate <font color=red>Drah-gun! I don't do that tongue t

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    I get mine from a bulk food supplier locally. They have a store where we can buy by the pound.

    For some reason, though, my aunt always gets hers at ACMoore...well, I guess I get them for her now. ;) She swears that their stuff is better than the bulk stuff. She makes quite a bit of candy during the year & everyone raves about it. I have to admit that I've always liked her candy & thought she was using what I did. ;)

    I've often gone to pick some up for my aunt & something she wants (milk, dark or white) is completely sold out. So maybe that store keeps it moving well enough that staleness is not an issue. :confused3
     
  6. patchchild

    patchchild Mouseketeer<br><font color=deeppink>Shorties of th

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    The BEST melting chocolate out there is called Merkens. It's been highly recommended by two of the chocolate's classes teacher's I've had. You can find them with a quick Google search. It's really high quality chocolate that never gets that slightly waxy taste. Fortunately, it's not even very expensive at all.
     
  7. party of 3

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    i also use the merkens from a local candy store. it has always been a big hit with my family and friends. esp around the holidays. i spend a complete weekend doing candy at christmas time. from sun up to sun down. i do filled chocolates, barks, dipped things.... the whole line up. my dh refers to the house those days as the chocolate factory. he is always a big help i must admit. i did not do it last year because my ds(3 at the time) was sick the weekend so i had a bunch of unhappy people last year. i also use the double boiler to melt mine. just my opinion i think it comes out a lot better than the microwave.
     

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