How Do I Melt & Mold Chocolate?

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Melting and molding chocolate always requires you to keep a few key things in mind. Melt and mold chocolate with help from the Chief Confectionery Officer of in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Daria Artem with and I'm here to show you how to melt and mold your own chocolate. So we're starting over here with some white chocolate, which I'm simply going to go ahead and put into the microwave. I'm using the molding chocolates so they're microwaveable, very easy to work with. We're going to go ahead and put it on for about a minute and 20 seconds. And while this is doing I'm also going to go ahead and grab some dark chocolate as well. OK so I've melted the dark chocolate and the white chocolate and what I'm going to do is I'm going to make candy chocolate sea shells. I have this mold here, which is really cute. It has little sand dollars and little sea shells. And I'm going to go ahead and grab a bag. Just a disposable pastry bag. I'm going to go ahead and open it up. And I'm going to hold it in my left hand. I'm going to make an opening. If you've ever worked with royal icing before or any kind of icing, this is pretty much the same concept. I'm going to spoon some of the chocolate into there. Chocolate melts at a very low temperature. It actually melts at body temperature, so this isn't hot. This is very easy to work with. Now we're going to prepare my bag of white chocolate here. And this bag is ready. I'm going to set it down right over here until I'm ready to work with it. And now I'm going to go ahead and make my bag of dark chocolate. Going to go ahead and open that up. Working with chocolate is really easy especially if you're working with the molding chocolate, candy melts. They don't require tempering. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to go ahead and massage the tip a little bit just so it's releases all the air bubbles. And we're going to go ahead and cut a tiny, tiny, tiny little opening. And now what I'm going to do is I'm going to go ahead and pour a little bit into my little sea shell molds. Now I want to have an effect of a two tones candy sea shell so I'm just pouring a little bit into there. OK we're going to cut the tip off this. I'm going to cut off a little bit bigger tip so it's easier to work with. And we're going to pour that in. And you're just going to kind of finesse it into there. Now you'll find that when you make a smaller opening, it's easier to with. And you just continue filling your chocolate sea shells like so. And now we're going to go ahead and wait for this to set. So what I'm going right now is I'm swirling two tones of the chocolate. I started off with the dark chocolate, and I filled it with white chocolate. And I'm just using a little bit and just swirling it up a little bit just to give it that two tone sea shell look. It's going to be really pretty. And what you can do to speed up the setting process is running over and popping your little mold into a freezer and it will take about five minutes to set and you'll be all ready with your delicious chocolate candy molds. OK so here we are. Just got this little mold out of the freezer. What I'm going to do is I'm going to go ahead and put it down like this and I'm just going to go ahead and pop. Pop these these sea shells out. Oh these came out so pretty. Now this was sea shells that we're going to be using to decorate some of our black and white Oreos with, so you don't have to use that much of the dark chocolate or you can swirl it even more if you want to get more than a two tone of something that's more mixed in. But here's our beautiful chocolate candy sea shells. Beautifully molded. Look at that, isn't it pretty? And you can use these to decorate cakes or cookies, fortune cookies, Oreo cookies, anything at all. They're made from chocolate, they're really delicious, and they're really simple to make. Well thank you for taking a look to see how to make your own molded chocolate candy decorations and please visit for more information on great ideas.


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