Everything You Need To Know About Candy Melts — 16 Comments

  1. I’ve been making cocoa bombs with the Wilson candy melts in a variety of several different colors. The issue is that they don’t taste very good.Is there anything I can do to make them taste better? I have a box full leftover from Halloween. Does it go bad? I can’t find an expiration date either. Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Nicole, Great Question. I added a “How to Flavor Candy Melts” to this post. Please refer to that for your answer.♥ Also it has been my experience that the candy melts don’t “go bad” but they do take on a chalk like appearance.

  2. I made mermaid tails in a six tail mold. The first 12 turned out perfect (after a couple reheats), but all the rest have tons of tiny white dots (almost like they bloomed or marbled themselves), even though they’re shiny. I tried several things, like just reheating and pouring, melting the wafers directly in the molds, using a fresh batch in a fresh piping bag, but to no avail. What did I do wrong?

    • Hi Kayla, There could be a couple of reasons but these are just guesses since I haven’t seen the candy. The candy melts could be over heated or too old. In the past when I’ve used old candy melts with a cloudy layer on them, that cloudy layer transferred to what I was creating.

  3. My candy melts are not sticking to my cookies when dry. They flake off easily or chip. Any tips on how to get them to adhere better? Thank You!

    • Hi Jenn, Two things I think are going on. 1. CRACKING: If your cookies are too cold and the candy is hot, this will cause the candy to rapidly expand and crack. 2. FLAKE OFF OR CHIP: The only reason I can think of as to why this is happening is if you’re adding too much thinner (shortening) to the candy, making it too thin.

  4. Hi, after I mold candy melts, can I keep them in the refrigerator to store? How long will candy melts be fresh after they are moled.

    • Hi Jean, Candy melts do not like the moisture from a refrigerator. Store them in an airtight container. Once opened candy melts will stay fresh for several months.

    • Hi Cathey, Most Candy melts bags have an expiration date printed on the back lower left side of the bag. The candy (if not opened) is good for a least a year.

    • Thanks Nancy! Here is what I found: According to Southern Living, coconut oil is the secret to achieving a super-shiny chocolate coating (NOTE: Candy melts are NOT chocolate so I’m not sure how this tip will work with candy melts verses chocolate). It brings a little extra luster to melted chocolate, which , on its own, can become matte when dry. Not only does coconut oil make your chocolate coating shine, but it also helps the chocolate harden. It has also been reported that using solid vegetable shortening will also keep the shine in candy melts. NOTE: I HAVE NOT TESTED ANY OF THESE METHODS FOR SHINE

  5. Do you have a favorite Chocolate candy melt brand. I ran into Merckens online this year and wondered how thy compare wih Wilton or Sweet Tooth Fairy?

    • Hi Mary, I’ve always been a fan of Wilton Candy Melts, so when Michaels switched to Sweet Tooth Fairy I was a little apprehensive about using that brand. Now that I’ve used them several times, I really enjoy the creaminess and easy melting of Sweet Tooth Fairy. I’ve never used Merckens melts.

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