Making molded candies is very similar to making melt and pour soap, except in the ways that it is very different. Thinking that I should have the skills to recreate something I'd seen on etsy, I bought some supplies and proceeded to experiment. Here are my results.
Candy melts in various colors
Candy melt flavorings
Sharp knife or CLEAN clay scraper
Ziplock bags in sandwich or snack size
Wilton Pearl Dust in Silver
Non-darkening vanilla extract
Treat bags & ties
Step one: Put some of each of the colors of candy melts you want to use in a ziplock bag. Microwave at half-power for 30 second bursts until the candy is melted, massaging the bags between rounds to ease out the lumps. The candy doesn't need to be super-hot or very, very liquid-y, it just needs to be able to pour. Below you can see the unmelted dots and the melted ones on the right. At this stage you can add a flavoring if you'd like. Only add a few drops at a time, as a little goes a long way, and be sure to knead the bag thoroughly to mix it in after each addition.
|Unmelted vs. Melted|
|More work that its worth. Do it right the first time. ;p|
|And done. No one will dare eat them.|
Step seven: Carefully pop each candy into a treat bag and close with a gift tie. These would make fantastic party favors for a bridal shower or baby shower or even a wedding. The are really, really labor intensive when made as shown, however. You can cut down on the time involved by ditching the ribbon, or not doing the pearl dust painting, but then your results aren't quite as wow-worthy.
|Who wants one?|
And that's how you make fancy candies. I think I'll be sticking to soap. ;p