Have you worked with chocolate easy-melts or candy melts yet? Molded candies are quick to make and look like you purchased them straight from the candy shoppe! Purchase easy melts from a local or online cake/candy supply store. The Wilton brand is available in most large chain stores, but I have had less success with that brand. (Also, for a pure white candy, you’ll want to look specifically for the pure white candy melts.)
So, you put the melts in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals. Stir after EVERY interval using a dry, silicone spatula. When the candy is completely smooth, it is ready to pour into the molds.
Molds are available online or at cake/candy stores and they are very inexpensive. Pour the candy into the mold and tap it gently on your work surface so that any air bubbles rise to the surface.
Allow the candy to cool and harden completely; I stick them out in the garage while the weather is cold. You can also pop them in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
Twist the mold gently and examine the candy to determine if it is ready to come out of the mold; when it easily comes away from the mold, tip the mold over and dump the candy out.
To make a whole chocolate bunny, I found that the easiest method of combining the two halves is to make the first half, cool it completely, and remove it from the mold. Then, pour additional melted candy into the other side of the bunny mold and place the hardened first half onto the surface of the freshly poured half – does that make sense?
When the second half cools and hardens, the two halves will be joined together. Tie a ribbon around the neck for a pretty finishing touch.
- Use a silicone spatula for stirring the melts; do not use metal.
- Do not allow any water to come into contact with the candy; it will cause the candy to seize up.
- Do not overheat the melts; microwave no more than 30 seconds at a time and stir very well every time.
- Use a good quality candy melt.
- These instructions are for the use of chocolate easy-melts. Real chocolate requires tempering and is more involved.
I also came across some Easter reproduction vintage chocolate molds. I put them out for my spring mantle display. Loving the vintage combined with the white ceramic!