Want to try your hand at making chocolate candy, but not ready to invest in specialty supplies? Look no further than your kitchen cupboards. You may be surprised at how many excellent candy molds you already own when you look at your existing household items in a different light. Ice cube trays make a great candy mold substitute as they are evenly divided, uniform in shape and size, heat resistant and flexible to help pop candies out easily.
Things You'll Need
- Ice Cube Trays
- Muffin Tins
- Muffin Liners
- Aluminum Foil
Pour melted chocolate into each individual cube section of an ice cube tray. Allow to set. Twist or bend tray to remove chocolates. Try using decorative ice trays to produce chocolates in cute molded shapes and designs.
Spoon chocolate into traditional muffin tins for peppermint patty sized & shaped candies. Simply fill each muffin compartment with melted chocolate mixture and allow to set. Try mini muffin pans to make a more petite-sized, circular treat.
Cut aluminum foil into 4 inch squares to create free-form molds. Fold the sides of the square up, all the way around, to create the shape and size mold you desire. It is best to work with heavy duty aluminum foil, or stacked multiple foil layers to help retain shape. Once you have hand sculpted your molds, be sure to lay them on a hard surface to fill them. Ladle chocolate into each individual mold, then allow it to set. To remove solid chocolates, simply tear the foil away.
Fill paper or foil muffin pan liners with chocolate to create ruffle edged peanut butter cup looking candies. Once the candies are set, simply peel away the paper or foil liners and toss them for super easy clean up.
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