Candy Making Questions & Answers

Candy Making Questions

If you've got candy making questions, we've got answers.


Making chocolate candy is a lot of fun, but sometimes it can be a bit frustrating. I'm not just talking about when you are eating all the ingredients before you get the candy made!


We've included a lot of candy making tips throughout the site, but we do get regular questions from visitors wanting to know a little bit more about one aspect of candy making or another.


I figured if one person was asking, there are probably several others who were wondering, but didn't want to ask. So, here's what I've done.


In the form below you can ask your chocolate candy questions. I'll do my best to give you an answer as soon as possible. If for some reason I don't know the answer (Surprise, surprise, I don't know everything! :-) ), there's a good chance another chocolate lover will be able to help.


Besides that, as this site has grown, we've received hundreds and hundreds of questions. I don't always have time to answer each one personally.


Either way, I'll post the questions and answers right here on the site so everyone can benefit. So, please do me a favor... 


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Making Chocolate Molded Bunnies 
I am making chocolate Easter bunnies and when I remove them from from the molds they are not completely shiny. They have some cloudy spots on them. …

Peanut Butter Balls Sticking To Dipping Tools 
Every time I make my peanut butter balls (creamy peanut butter, no rice krispies), I'm having trouble with the peanut butter balls sticking to my dipping …

Chocolate Drops? 
I have been looking for these tiny round white and milk chocolate "drops" for forever. The local candy store closed down over 2 years ago and they …

Put Chocolate In The Freezer? 
I read a little on line that it was ok to put chocolate in the freezer in a mold. So, I have done so. I am making chocolate lollypops and little …

Ruined Melted Chocolate 
Giving life back to ruined melted chocolate! So being creative I added food coloring gel to white chocolate bark. Great idea....I thought. I was …

Almond Bark Candy 
I am making almond bark candy for the first time and I need some help. I read a number of websites stating which products to use, such as white …

Selling Chocolate Candy At Craft Shows 
I need help with selling chocolate candy at craft shows. Hi, My name is Denitta. I am doing my first craft show and I have no idea on how many items …

Merckens Chocolate Problems 
I need some help with Merckens chocolate problems. I am pretty new to the candy making business. I am using Merckens wafers for now. Since I will …

Decorate Or Write On Hard Candy 
How can I decorate or write on hard candy? I have made hard candy suckers and I want to personalize them before I wrap them. I have tried …

Edible Paint For Chocolate? 
Is there such a thing as edible paint for chocolate? I am making chocolate shoes which are supposed to be black. I was going to use dark chocolate …

Candied Walnuts 
I made candied walnuts and they are too sticky..any suggestions how to get them to harden? The recipe that I used called for heating brown sugar, …

Adding Crisco Or Vegetable Oil To Chocolate 
Will adding Crisco or vegetable oil to chocolate keep the chocolate shiny vs. tempering which is time consuming? I've seen some recipes that add …

Why Does Chocolate Sweat? 
I make chocolate peanut butter balls. After dipping them in chocolate, I put them on waxed paper and put them in the refrigerator to set. After …

Candy Is Sticky 
White chocolate orange center candy is sticky? I have made homemade candy for over 25 years. I made a batch of Merckens white chocolate orange …

Homemade Marshmallows 
Do homemade marshmallows go moldy? I recently made some chocolate marshmallows using 100% cocoa powder, and dusted it with the cocoa powder and …

Freezing Molded Chocolates 
I have a question about freezing molded chocolates. I'm melting chocolate candy melts, spooning the melted chocolate into molds and then putting …

Chocolate Almond Bark or Chocolate Chips? 
Which is better for coating: Chocolate Almond Bark or Chocolate Chips? I started using Chocolate Almond Bark for the first time when I was making …

Pecan Caramel Nut Clusters Fall Apart 
Why do my pecan caramel nut clusters fall apart when I dip them into the chocolate? (also called Turtles) I arrange the nuts in a cluster--I put …

Can Chocolate Mint Candy Go Bad? 
We found several boxes of hard chocolate candy from Frango Mint Chocolates that were dated 3/12/08. We opened the boxes and found all to look alike. …

Cookies and Cream Clusters 
I need to find out how to make cookies and cream clusters. I recently saw this in a magazine and didn't have time to write the recipe down. …

How Do I Keep My Caramel From Melting 
How do I keep my caramel from melting before I make my truffles? I'm trying to make caramel maple truffles but I'm having trouble. I froze …

Merckens Candy Melts Too Thick When Melted 
Why are Merckens candy melts too thick when melted? Whenever I try to melt Merckens candy melts...they melt, but end up more the consistency of …

Chocolate In The Freezer 
It's about 3 days ago when I created these chocolates.. Actually it's my first time to do it, so I tried. :) After I melted this RICOA 8 oz bar (unsweetened) …

Smarties Discolouring 
I'm making a sweet tree. I have a terracotta pot which is filled 1/4 full of plaster of paris. I have put clingfilm over it and then filled the rest …

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Reheating Hard Candy 
Does reheating hard candy work? I tried to make hard candy, but I stopped heating too soon and it didn't reach hard crack. Can I reheat my already-cooled …

Almond Bark Has Waxy Flavor 
My almond bark has waxy flavor. Why? I was making cake balls last night as I always do and this time the almond bark tasted more waxy than most …

How Much Chocolate Needed To Make 200 Pretzel Rods? 
How much chocolate needed to make 200 pretzel rods? I am looking to make some chocolate dipped pretzel rods for my baby shower, but I'm not sure …

Can Caramels Be Melted In A Chocolate Pot? 
Can caramels be melted in a chocolate pot instead of a double boiler? I have a Wilton chocolate melting pot and wondered if I could use that to …

How long does divinity need to set out before done? 
I was wondering, how long does divinity need to set out before done? I put it on wax paper like it said and its been out for 4 hrs now and its 5pm and …

Making Chocolate Covered Pretzels 
I'm making chocolate covered pretzels for the first time, and I really need help. I've made 150 chocolate lollipops (white chocolate) with your …

Tips For Making Chocolate 
I have some tips for making chocolate candy that I've learned along the way, and I thought they might help some other new candy makers when they are starting …

Chocolate Covered Oreos With Fondant On Top 
Help with making chocolate covered Oreos with fondant on top... I am going to make chocolate covered Oreos in the Oreo molds, then I want to put …

How can I get white chocolate to stay on strawberries? 
Visitor Question: I have been trying to get white chocolate to stay on strawberries and it keeps running off and it won't dry. I have tried different …

Flourless Chocolate Cupcake Recipe Flopped 
My Flourless Chocolate Cupcake Recipe Flopped. Problem with, guess what, chocolate melting... I have a flourless chocolate cupcake recipe. Very …

Correcting Caramel Corn That Is Too Sticky 
Need some advice on correcting caramel corn that is too sticky. I used a new recipe for caramel corn (online) and apparently did not microwave the …

Real Diabetic Chocolate 
Real Diabetic Chocolate Frustration! I am having a huge issue with people here in Kingston saying that they sell diabetic chocolate when their chocolates …

No Flavor To Homemade Lollipop 
There is no flavor to homemade lollipops I made... When using the hard candy recipe to make lollipops, I add flavoring to the mix but when they …

Homemade Fudge Won't Harden 
I was making a batch of my grandmas chocolate fudge recipe. I followed all the instructions, but my homemade fudge won't harden. I saw online that …

Can I Fix Chocolate Pretzels After They Turned White? 
Can I fix chocolate pretzels after they turned white? I made 200 chocolate pretzel rods for my son's birthday party.....after a few hours half of …

Chocolate Turned To Toffee? 
My chocolate turned to toffee. Why? I was making chocolate from a simple recipe which included sugar, milk, and cocoa powder. Before I could get …

Unmolding Chocolate Pour Boxes 
I am having a terrible time unmolding chocolate pour boxes. Does anyone have any tips on how to unmold large pour boxes? I have tried refrigerating …

Pareve Chocolate Wafers 
I am looking for pareve chocolate wafer melts that don't have to be tempered. Does anyone know of a brand of semisweet chocolate wafers that is kosher/pareve …

Mix Melted Chocolate And Carmel? 
Can I mix melted chocolate and carmel to put into sandwich cookies? I'm trying to avoid layering chocolate and carmel in a sandwich cookie. Just …

Fast Setting Chocolate Dip? 
Does anyone know of a fast setting chocolate dip? We would like to try chocolate dipping pretzels and cookies for an event but need them to dry …

How long with it take melted milk chocolate to harden in the fridge?? 
I am melting down milk chocolate and will pour it into heart shaped forms for chocolate heart pops. I will have a group of teens helping and I …

Looking For A Candy Called Raspberry Fondue 
I am looking for a candy called Raspberry Fondue. They are small round chocolate covered jellies. They are like peppermint patties, and they are …

Why Won't My Caramels Harden? 
Why won't my caramels harden? I made homemade caramels for the first time. The recipe said to get the temp on the candy thermometer to 240 degrees. …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls Are Too Soft! 
The insides of my chocolate peanut butter balls are too soft. My chocolate coating turns out perfect. But I noticed that sometimes the peanut …

Coloring White Chocolate  
Question about coloring white chocolate... Hi, my name is Angelia. OK, I was melting white chocolate. I added red food coloring like you buy for …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls Turned To Fudge!  
My chocolate peanut butter balls turned to fudge! I dipped the peanut butter balls in to the melted chocolate. Of course the chocolate was way to …

Hard Candy Didn't Set 
My hard candy didn't set. Can I reheat and try again, or do I throw it out? The recipe is pineapple cream candies with macadamia nuts. I brought …

Almond Bark Got Hard 
My almond bark got hard while melting. I am using a double boiler to melt the almond bark and as soon as we started to dip, it turned hard. …

How long do chocolate covered pretzels stay fresh? 
Just want to know how long chocolate covered pretzels will last and taste fresh. Hi Sara, This question has been asked and answered several …

Brick of Chocolate 
I have a recipe that calls for a brick of white chocolate. What is a brick of chocolate? Hi Kris, I'm not sure, but I think some places …

Get Rid Of White Spots On Chocolate 
Is there any way to get rid of white spots on chocolate so you can give them as gifts? After making turtles, I put my candies in a box to store …

Grainy Fudge 
What can you do with grainy fudge? So, I made my first batch of fudge and it turned out really grainy. Can I reheat the fudge and try to get it …

Trying To Make Hard Candy Dishes 
We are trying to make hard candy dishes but they keep breaking when we take them out of the mold. We are using Lorann hard candy flavorings and …

Can Cake Balls Be Frozen? 
Can cake balls be frozen? I make cake balls as part of my Christmas cookie trays but I want to make them ahead of time. Since the inside of …

Sticky Almond Bark 
When we cook almond bark too much and it gets dried up and sticky, what can we add to make it smooth? A drop of olive oil, almond extract? What? …

Fudge Came Out Like Toffee 
Why did my fudge come out like toffee? How can I rectify this? I followed the recipe to the "T", but still my fudge flopped. Hi Janine, …

Is it true you should not make pralines unless the weather is nice? 
Is it true you should make pralines only when the weather is sunny? Hi Donna, I'm haven't made pralines very often, but from others …

Why did my molded chocolate have parts stay stuck in the mold? 
I molded chocolate boxed and parts of the colored areas stayed stuck in the mold. Can you help? I've done bite size spices before and never had an …

Why does the chocolate "pop off" my brittle? 
When I use the Wilton melts to cover my brittle it will "pop off" when I break the brittle into pieces. Why is this happening? How can I prevent …

White Chocolate Orange Flavored Fudge 
I have been looking for years, for a recipe for a type of white fudge that is swirled with orange. I used to get this white chocolate orange flavored …

Taffy Is LIQUIDY 
I have now done this twice, my poor family has no taffy because I am having soo many problems. I found a recipe that doesn't have any glycerin or …

Almond Bark And Candy Coating 
What is the difference between almond bark and candy coating? Hi Amy, In my mind, almond bark is pretty much the same as candy coating. …

Holiday Cookie and Candy Trays 
I am trying to plan my holiday cookie and candy trays for Christmas. I am planning on making chocolate and peanut butter fudge, as well as some chocolate …

Add Rum Or Burboun To Dark Chocolate 
Can you add rum or bourbon to dark chocolate when melting and still have it solidify? I would like to flavor my rice krispy bark with rum or bourbon …

Fondant Made From Dry Fondant 
Why does my fondant made from dry fondant become sticky and unusable? My recipe calls for... 1/3 cup soft butter 1/3 cup white corn syrup …

70% Cocoa Chocolate 
I've been watching the foodnetwork channel. Many of the chefs recommend using chocolate containing 70% cocoa (such as Belgian chocolate) when making chocolate …

Olive Oil In Place Of Shortening 
Can I use olive oil in place of shortening (Crisco) for candy making with chocolate coating? Thanks for your help. ~Kim Hi Kim, …

How long does candy from molds last? 
When I was little I would help my grandmother make candy every Christmas. She made everything from molds to her own creations. She is now gone …

Candied Apples Did Not Get Hard 
Can you tell me why my candied apples did not get hard on the outside? Here's the recipe I used: 3/4 cup of H2O (water) 10 apples 2 cups …

First Time Lollipop Maker 
First Time Lollipop Maker that Needs Help! I'm a first time lollipop maker who is making 150 baby rattle lollipops for my daughter's (twin girls) …

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Sticking Chocolate In Molds 
I have a problem with sticking chocolate in molds. I can't get the chocolate to come out of molds? I ended up with just pieces of smashed chocolate. …

Oreo Truffles with Cream Cheese  
I make Oreo truffles with cream cheese but wondered about being able to leave them out of the fridge. Someone at a cake/candy decorating supply …

Chocolate Shells 
How do I get my chocolate shells to leave the mould? So I tempered my chocolate (I think I did it right), and I know how to make chocolate shells …

Is there something I can put in the chocolate? 
I am making 200 chocolate covered apples for my daughters wedding and want to make them in advance so not to have to make them the night before the wedding. …

Is it possible to add shine to my dull chocolate candies (blueberry clusters)? 
I made dark chocolate blueberry clusters for a wedding party favor for my daughters wedding in Alaska. I bought a 10# bag of chocolate chips at …

Chocolates Taste Like Soap 
What makes chocolates taste like soap? When I make my chocolates I always make a few extra for samples. I chop up the samples but after a few days …

Can you put caramel in candy molds? 
I was wondering can you put caramel in candy molds? Is it easy to do? Or can it be done? Hi Kristen, Are you referring to putting caramel …

How To Make Chocolate That Hardens For Dipping 
Does anyone know how to make chocolate that hardens for dipping? I am looking for a chocolate dipping recipe that wont melt so quick. HELP! …

Chocolate Lollipops Sweating 
Why are my chocolate lollipops sweating and feels tacky? I'm making chocolate lollipops for sweet sixteen. The first 80 pops came out great. The …

Taffy Getting Too Hard And Chewy 
Why is my taffy always getting too hard and chewy and never soft enough? It seems that each time I make taffy it nearly yanks every one of my fillings …

Chocolate Chips Accidentally Melted 
My chocolate chips accidentally melted in my car. I put them in the fridge and they hardened. Can I still temper/melt them and use for chocolate covered …

How long can frozen chocolate keep fresh???? 
aghh! last weekend i found my sisters huge frozen chocolate bar in the freezer, and i couldnt find an experation date..... i asked her when it was from …

Dipping Pretzel Rods 
Need help with dipping pretzel rods asap please. I am making 200 milk and 200 white chocolate dipped pretzel rods for my son's wedding and table …

Food Safety License for Chocolate Candy Business 
Do you know if you need to have a food safety license or something like that for the state of NJ to run a chocolate candy business from home? Or could …

How long can a chocolate covered apple be refrigerated? 
How long can a chocolate covered apple be refrigerated? I am making chocolate covered apples for my daughter's birthday party. The party is on a …

Chocolate Coating Cracking 
I am having a problem with my chocolate coating cracking after dipping cake pops. I am attempting to make cake pops and after dipping I am having trouble …

Sponge Candy Will Not Stay Fluffy 
My Sponge Candy will not stay fluffy, just settles down and gets hard. Please help!!! I used 1 cup regular sugar, 4 tbsp of light corn syrup, and …

Why do candy molds go white and leave a white coating on my chocolate? 
Why do candy molds go white and leave a white coating on my chocolate? The candy molds are clean and when I pour the dark chocolate in the molds …

Edible Image/Photo Chocolate Lollipops 
Hi! You've been so helpful to me, hopefully you or someone out there can help me with another dilemma. I recently purchased an edible ink printer …

Tips For Tempered Chocolate And Transfer Sheets 
I need tips for tempered chocolate and transfer sheets! Hi! I am making molded chocolates for my wedding favors. I am using chocolate transfer …

Chocolate Make 'n Mold Wafers 
Where is the expiration date on Chocolate make 'n Molds wafers??? Well I just need to find the expiration date on the chocolate wafers because THERE IS …

Three strikes on trying to reach the Soft Ball Stage! 
Three strikes on trying to reach the Soft Ball Stage! Sorry for the attempted dumb pun, but it's actually very accurate! I am trying to use the simple …

Red Chocolate  
I am making red chocolate roses and some of them are white when removed from the mold or the shine is not there. What am I doing wrong? Are …

How do I make too soft truffle ganache firmer? 
I've made the chocolate ganache according to the recipe. I waited a whole day for the ganache to set. It's still too soft and sticky to roll into a ball! …

Does homemade chocolate need to be tempered? 
If I make the chocolate using the recipe on the site, do I have to re-melt it later and temper it when I pour it into molds so that it won't melt at room …

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Secrets of molding chocolate 
Hello! I just made animal face chocolate molds with Wilton's chocolate. When I popped them out, the chocolate looked old (white residue on them). Why …

Giant Rock Candy 
I'm trying to make a giant rock candy for my daughters science fair project. We didn't use a string but instead used a 3 foot long dowel. Every recipe …

How long will my homemade chocolates last in retail shop? 
I am making chocolates for my gift shop for Valentines Day, I need to know how long chocolate nuts, etc. will stay fresh in a small plastic heart? …

Why does the chocolate crack on my peanutbutter eggs? 
I am making peanutbutter eggs. The chocolate cracks on the bottom of the egg. On most of my eggs there is an oval piece that pops out on most every egg …

Candy Cups 
I making using a mold to make chocolate candy cups for a baby shower (need to make 80). After taking the mold out of the freezer, the candy cups are breaking …

Bullseye Caramel Candy Recipe 
I need a bullseye caramel candy recipe because I really want to make them. I've been eating these Bullseye candies and would love to make a homemade …

Storing Peanut Butter Buckeyes 
Hi! I have a small business selling my buckeyes, and I'd like to expand by possibly selling them in a cake decorating/candy supply store I shop at. …

Store Homemade Chocolate 
How long can I store homemade chocolate? How do I know when the chocolate I have made is unfit for eating? How do I store them? I make chocolates …

Can you recook homemade peanut brittle or fix it? 
I need help. Does anyone know if you can you recook homemade peanut brittle or fix it? I made a batch of peanut brittle, but I put the peanuts in …

How long can you store chocolate covered pretzels and where should you keep them? 
Hi! I want to make chocolate covered pretzels for my son's preschoolers. I want to get a head start. I will be delivering the treats in a week. Should …

White Spots On Chocolate Covered Peanuts 
Why am I getting white spots on chocolate covered peanuts? I melt chocolate chips and butterscotch chips together to make chocolate covered peanuts. …

Cooking Peanut Brittle 
When cooking peanut brittle, you add peanuts to the cooked liquid and it starts to set up. It is so thick that you can not get the mixture up to the next …

Recipe For Grasshoppers Candy  
I am looking for an old recipe for "grasshoppers" candy, (not the insects) a mint center covered in chocolate. We called them grasshoppers. They are …

How do I keep my peanut patties from having a caramel texture 
My husband wants a "breakable" somewhat soft sugary texture peanut patty. Mine continually turn out caramelly, chewey and a bit sticky! I spooned out …

Butter Separates... 
When I am trying to get my butter and sugar mixture to reach 300 degrees, it seems my butter separates. What am I doing wrong? I am stirring it constantly? …

Sugary Caramel Popcorn 
I use the exact same recipe and method every time I make my oven baked caramel popcorn but often I end up with dull sugary caramel popcorn instead of the …

How Do You Thin Down Peanut Butter? 
How do you thin down peanut butter, chunky as well as creamy? I am in the process of getting my submissions ready for next year's Chocolate Festival/Contest. …

Shelf Life of Peanut Brittle 
What is the shelf life of peanut brittle that is homemade? Homemade peanut brittle will keep a few months if you keep it in an airtight container …

How can I get the Chocolate to be thinner for dipping? 
I am making some Chocolate covered treats and the Chocolate seems to be too thick. I'm using Chocolate melts, not Chocolate that requires tempering (too …

Rock Candy Didn't Harden 
My rock candy didn't harden this time! I have made the recipe many times before. Measured exactly, heated to right temp for length of time. poured …

Metal Around Fudge 
Is it safe to use metal around fudge? Stirring fudge after boiling is tiring. Is there a problem with putting my fudge into my heavy duty mixer and …

Can I add cocoa powder to my chocolate wafers to make the chocolate darker? 
Hi Angie, I don't like the chocolate wafers I ordered. They are just not chocolatey enough. Can I add cocoa to them, maybe with some oil? What can …

How Long do Chocolate Covered Apples Last? 
How Long do Chocolate Covered Apples Last? Hi. I was going to make a bunch of chocolate covered apples for the office and was wondering how long do …

Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Pops? 
Hi! I'd like to make these chocolate dipped marshmallow pops and sell them at my next craft fair along with my buckeyes and dipped pretzel rods. …

Making Chocolate Taffy's 
When making chocolate taffy's in a mold, I find that the white of the taffy stick sometimes shows thru the chocolate. Any suggestions on how to prevent …

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Chocolate Separates for Dipped Apples 
I dipped Apples in Calabaut Chocolate (56% Cocoa) but when I went to cut the apple into pieces to share with co-workers the chocolate came off. What can …

Defrosting and Refreezing Chocolate Candies 
Hi! I've got a question about defrosting and refreezing chocolate candies. I am going to be selling my homemade buckeyes (peanut butter balls dipped …

Chocolate Spoon Making 
I have a question about chocolate spoon making. I recently opened a small business, doing gift baskets. I live in a small town and am trying to make …

How long will homemade hard candy suckers be good? 
I made these hard candy suckers with sugar, water, and light corn syrup a few weeks ago. My husband just told my kids that they wouldn't be any good …

Why does my hard candy turn to sugar? 
I am trying to make toffee candy but when my mixture gets to 300 degrees and I spread it on a cookie sheet it turns to sugar... Help! …

CANADIAN CHOCOLATE LOVER? 
HI, I'M A CANADIAN CHOCOLATE LOVER AND I TRULY ENJOY THIS SITE. THANKS SO MUCH! I WAS WONDERING IF ANY OF YOUR CANADIAN READERS KNOW WHERE I CAN PURCHASE …

Ship Chocolate 
How do you ship quality chocolate with ice without it blooming? I want to know how to ship chocolate without blooming when packed with ice. …

Chocolate Supplies In Portland Maine 
Does anyone know of anyone who sells chocolate supplies in Portland, Maine, or vicinity? I am looking for a supplier of Merckens Chocolate in Portland …

Shine On Chocolate? 
HOW DO YOU GET A SHINE ON CHOCOLATE DIPPED STRAWBERRIES? Thank you for the awesome help in storing almond bark with cranberries. Now, I have another …

Freezing Almond Bark 
What's the rule on freezing almond bark? Hi, I'm making almond bark with dried cranberries in it for wedding favours at a December wedding. I …

Candy Making On A Radiant Heat Stove 
I have a question about candy making on a radiant heat stove. I just started trying to make candy, and have not done well at all with reaching temperatures …

How to make chocalate shells to hold ice cream? 
Does anyone know how to make chocalate shells to hold ice cream? I want to make chocalate shells to fill with a scoop of ice cream and decorate. …

Best Chocolate For Dipped Apples 
What is the best chocolate to use for dipped apples, so the choc doesn't break when one slices the apple? Anabella, The best chocolate …

Why Does My Chocolate Crack? 
Why does my chocolate crack after dipping cake balls with candy melts? The chocolate cracks when drying. WHY? Hi Kitty, I'm guessing …

Can chocolate cups be made in advance? 
I am making up to 100 servings of dark chocolate mousse and am planning on serving it in white chocolate cups with a raspberry sauce. The technique …

Buy Bulk Melting Wafers Online In Canada 
Please help. I am run ragged trying to find where to buy bulk melting wafers online IN CANADA. Google is over run by US company pages... and/or US …

Starting A Wholesale Chocolate Business 
I have a question about starting a wholesale chocolate business. I sell chocolate candy lollipops, favors, etc., on-line at etsy.com. I have recently …

Chocolate Cake Balls 
CHOCOLATE CAKE BALLS - A LITTLE SECRET YOU DON'T KNOW! Did you know that adding a wee bit of vegetable oil to your chocolate will help it not to be …

How Long Can You Freeze Candy? 
How long can you freeze candy for and what is the best way to keep it for an extended period of time? I am wondering specifically about cream filled chocolates …

Hardening candy 
Hardening candy that won't set? I think I did not boil my candy long enough and now I can't get it to harden. The recipe said to beat it until it …

Butter or Margarine Substitute 
Question: Can I substitute vegetable oil for butter or margarine? Answer: Hi Erica, It depends on the recipe. For cakes …

Chocolate Truffle Is Not Setting 
My chocolate truffle is not setting and will not stick together long enough for me to roll into a ball shape. What am I doing wrong?? Have I added …

A way to keep homemade suckers from sticking together? 
I've been making homemade, hard-candy lollipops and need to find a way to keep the suckers from sticking to each other or the plastic bags. I've …

Molded Chocolate Turned White 
Problem: My molded chocolate turned white... I recently purchased chocolate shells for a dessert. I used some, and the rest went to rest. I would …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups? 
Can you please tell me how long chocolate peanut butter cups are good for? How do I store them? Thank you Hi Kris, Are they homemade …

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Tigers Milk, Tigers Butter, Tiger Fudge 
Have you ever heard of a chocolate candy called Tigers Milk? If so, I need the recipe. I tasted it years ago. Thanks. Hi Topaz, I …

Tempered Chocolate Over Cake? 
Hi, Will cake be ok as a filling in a tempered chocolate candy? Or will it "spoil" and not last? I want to try putting cake inside my tempered chocolate …

Chocolate Chips To Mold Candy? 
Can you use just regular chocolate chips to mold candy? Or does it have to be Wilton or something comparable? Anybody know? Hi Steph, …

Melting Caramel 
What is the best way of Melting Caramel and keeping it soft? After I melted the caramel which was not easy to do I dipped the marshmallows in and …

Peanut Brittle And Humidity 
Peanut Brittle and Humidity My peanut brittle was great, but humidity got to it! I live in Texas also, right on the coast !!!! My brittle always …

Freezing Chocolate 
I was wondering about freezing chocolate. I bought way too much choc to dip pretzels for Christmas. I did not do as much as I usually do and was wondering …

White spots on pralines 
My daughter and I have been trying everything to avoid those obnoxious white spots on pralines . She made some without vanilla (because she was out) …

Peanut Brittle Comes Out Too Chewy! 
If my peanut brittle comes out too chewy is there a way to make it hard? Can I freeze it to harden it? Hi Lydia, I don't think freezing …

Chocolate Turned White When Set 
"Our chocolate turned white when set!" I am attempting to dip chocolates on my own for the first time. (I have watched and helped with friends a …

Pralines Have Little White Dots... 
Question: Why do my Pralines have little white dots in them after they harden? Answer: I assume you must be referring to the traditional …

Sugar Crystals in Caramels? 
Question about Sugar Crystals in Caramels: We made caramels last night. It seemed to take forever to get to the 246-248 degree stage. Finally …

Chocolate Candy Turning White? 
Question: Why is my chocolate covered pretzels or melted chocolate candy turning white? When I dip pretzels or peanut butter balls etc in melted …

Angel Food Candy 
I'm trying to make this Angel Food Candy, there only 4 ingredients - 1 cup sugar, 1 cup dark molasses, 1 Tbs. vinegar, and 1 Tbs. baking soda. I cook …

White spots on chocolate 
How do I keep from getting white spots on my chocolate when I dip my centers? The are fine at first but as the dry they get little white spots. What makes …

Homemade Chocolate Candy Bar Recipe 
I am looking for a recipe to make my own homemade chocolate candy bars. I have found several but they all use melted almond bark or chocolate chips. …

Fool's Gold Peanut Brittle 
I would like the recipe for peanut brittle that is really airy. I think it is called Fool's Gold. I bought some at Silver Dollar City and liked it and …

M&M Candy Shell 
How do I make the candy shell of an M&M? Please help! I'm afraid you aren't the only one trying to locate this information. We have another …

Shelf Life of Candy 
What is the shelf life of candy? How long will homemade candy be good? and how do you store it? Can you freeze it? This question gets asked …

Chocolate Candy Shelf Life 
What is the chocolate candy shelf life, or how long can you keep chocolate candy? We had box of chocolate candy for a year. Is it still good to eat? …

Sea Salt in Caramels 
Sea Salt in Caramels (photo by Food and Paper ), does this sound good? I have made carmels for years that everyone raves about. This year, I …

Why does my homemade chocolate melt so easy? 
I tried making some easy homemade chocolate and it seems to melt as soon as it leaves the fridge. Is there a way to which I can have my chocolate not …

Caramel Candy 
I was at the beach this summer and had some caramel candy "pinwheels." They were soft caramel with some type of white center and they were swirled …

Making Candy Layers Stick Together? 
I need to know how to get two candy layers to stick together? When I make a mint bark with a layer of white and a layer of dark chocolate, and then …

Soggy Turkish Delight 
Strictly speaking this isn't a chocolate candy question as Turkish Delight doesn't contain chocolate (although it can be dipped in chocolate as a variation!). …

Melting and Tempering Problems 
I'm having melting and tempering problems Very new to all of this! Made 2 batches of chocolate from your recipe online....the latter batch being …

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Color White Chocolate With Food Coloring? 
Can I colour white chocolate with food colouring? I am just learning to make candy so, sorry, no tips yet. :-) Thanks. Hi Shannon, Yes, …

Storing and Presenting Chocolate 
Hello from Manchester, England. I need some help with storing and presenting chocolate. I'm planning to make chocolates as gifts this Christmas and …

Freezing Cookies 
My question is about freezing cookies. Can I thaw my cookies, frost them, then refreeze them? I made gingerbread and sugar cookies, but I will …

How long can I store homemade chocolate candy? 
How long can I store homemade chocolate candy like chocolate covered Oreos, pretzels & cherries? I'd like to make a dozen different chocolate covered …

Recipes For Chocolate Using Cocoa Powder? 
Does anyone have any good recipes for chocolate using cocoa powder? I am on the look out for a good way to make chocolate from cocoa powder, sugar, …

Who Can Make My Chocolates? 
Who can make my chocolates for me? I need to find someone to produce my chocolates in large quantities. I have a chocolate recipe that has really …

Chocolate Cones That Are Fillable 
My daughter saw these chocolate cone shape things {they are fillable} in a magazine. The display was a bunch of them done up, and setting in individual …

How long does chocolate fudge stay fresh? 
Hi, How long does chocolate fudge stay fresh? I need to make around 200 pieces of chocolate fudge for my baby shower. I will wrap each with foil. …

Do You Sell The Chocolate? 
Do you sell the chocolate from your site? I have been going crazy trying to find a store to buy the chocolate wafers in Florida. ANYWHERE in Florida!!! …

How does adding baking soda affect how taffy stretches? 
For a science project, I am making taffy. I am going to be adding baking soda to one batch, and not to another. Then I'll stretch the same amount of …

How long will Christmas Chocolate Candy Gifts keep? 
I am looking to make Christmas chocolate candy gifts with my children for the family. I am due to have a baby soon so we wanted to make them in advance …

How To Temper Chocolate In Hot Weather 
My question is about how to temper chocolate in hot weather. I live in such a country where the average temp is 30 degrees Celsius throughout the year. …

My chocolate candy turned out soft.... Help plzzz 
Hi, I tried out your Chocolate candy recipe in the candy recipes page....Great one!!! The taste was superb... My candy turned out to be soft and with …

Writing On Chocolate Bars? 
What else beside a contrasting candy color could be used to write something on chocolate bars? I will be making various baby lollipops for a baby shower. …

How do I make a 60% dark chocolate bar using my own sweetener? 
Chocolate making is confusing to say the least! I would like to make my own dark chocolate bars and truffles and since I am diabetic I would like to use …

Making Chocolate Bars Using Recipe Substitutes 
Hi, I was wondering if you had a home made recipe for making solid chocolate bars using recipe substitutes. I have a recipe that combines cocoa …

Best Way To Ship Chocolates In The Summer? 
What is the best way to ship chocolates in the summer so they will arrive the way they were created? Please let me know how to keep them perfect …

Keeping Chocolates From Melting 
How can I keep chocolate from melting? I am going to be selling my chocolates at an outdoor fair in a couple of weeks. How do I display my …

How Do You Make A Hard Candy Shell? 
I want to make an inch square chocolate covered by a colored hard candy shell like M&M's or Jordan Almonds. Does anyone know how to do this? Hi …

How Long Will Chocolate Candy Stay Fresh? 
I want to make chocolate candy for a wedding. How long before the wedding can I make it? Will it still taste fresh? What is the best way to store it …

Why Is My Chewy Chocolate Taffy Turning Crumbly After A Few Days? 
I have been trying to make a chocolate taffy, which has turned out great...for the first few days, then it loses it's elasticity and my chewy taffy becomes …

Why is my sugar turning brown? 
I am trying to make lollipops but my sugar is turning brown before reaching 300 degrees. What am I doing wrong? Is the sugar supposed to …

Chocolate Lollipops Using Moulds 
I love your site, it's very informative and inspirational! I have a somewhat urgent inquiry. I am making chocolate lollipops using moulds for a charity …

Homemade Chocolate Blueberry Cordials 
What type of blueberries would be best to make homemade chocolate blueberry cordials? My wife and I have made some homemade chocolate-covered cherry …

Yogurt Chips 
Where can you find yogurt flavored candy melts or chips for candy making? I love making chocolate covered pretzels. I see yogurt covered pretzels …

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Chocolate Changes Texture 
My chocolate changes texture after 2-3 days. any idea why? I made some chocolate cups with raspberry jam in the center, but I've run into some …

Homemade Chocolate Candy Sinks While Cooling 
My homemade chocolate candy sinks while cooling, and I can't figure out why! I made these homemade molded chocolate candies with coconut oil, cocoa …

Chocolate Bunny in Fridge for 9 Months 
News Flash! Chocolate Bunny in Fridge for 9 Months My niece's husband stored his handmade chocolate bunny we made last Easter using Milk Chocolate …

Mixing Real Chocolate With Candy Melts 
Can you mix real chocolate (like a Ghiradelli block) with candy melts (like Wilton chips)? I like how foolproof candy melts are, but would like …

How To Use Wilton Silicone Molds 
I'm having trouble figuring out how to use Wilton silicone molds to make chocolate suckers. I have silicone bite sized treat molds for chocolate …

Sell Homemade Candy From Home On Ebay? 
Is it possible to sell homemade candy from home on ebay without a health inspection? I was wondering if it was possible to make hard candy at home …

Why Are My Lollipops Rough? 
Please help! Why are my lollipops rough? (brittle) I know this isn't about chocolate but it's so urgent! I'm making 500 lollipops for an event coming …

Chocolate Covered Pretzels Stale? 
Why were my chocolate covered pretzels stale? I make my own caramel when I make the chocolate covered pretzels and use the Wilton chocolate wafers. …

Using Tempered Chocolate 
I have a couple of questions about using tempered chocolate. I want to make chocolate shells using high-quality bittersweet chocolate, which is …

Marshmallow Fondant 
Why is my marshmallow fondant lumpy? I have made the marshmallow fondant recipe below a total of 5 times. The first three times it turned out perfectly, …

What Makes Homemade Candy Turn White? 
Apart from freezing, what makes homemade candy turn white? I make homemade chocolate covered nuts using white almond bark and semi-sweet morsels. …

Chocolate Strawberry Bouquet 
I recently tried to make a chocolate strawberry bouquet, but I'm having trouble getting the skewered chocolate covered strawberries to stay in place. …

Toffee Apples Too Chewy 
Problem: Toffee Apples Too Chewy I have made several attempts at making toffee apples. The recipes are more or less the same - sugar water and …

Cleaning Paraffin Wax From Cooking Utensils 
I need tips for cleaning paraffin wax from cooking utensils once you are finished with your candy making adventures... I just finished making some …

Peanut Butter Divinity Roll 
I make this old Peanut Butter Divinity Roll recipe from my great, great aunt. Her Peanut Butter Divinity Recipe: Beat 2 egg whites, set aside. …

Salt And Pepper Chocolate Bark  
Does anyone know of a good salt and pepper chocolate bark recipe? I'm looking for a "how to" on making dark chocolate bark with black pepper and …

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese BonBons 
I need measurements for peanut butter cream cheese bonbons... My mother died and her recipe died with her. :( The ingredients that I remember …

Make A Liquid Candy Center Thicker 
How do you make a liquid candy center "thicker" so it doesn't burst out of the chocolate when you bite into it? I want to fill chocolates with Kahlua …

Chocolate Melting After Putting In Moulds 
Why is my chocolate melting after putting in moulds? I went out and bought moulds. I also bought cooking chocolate. I went home and melted the …

Wilton Chocolate Lollipops 
What is the shelf life of Wilton chocolate lollipops once you make them? I want to make chocolate lollipops using the Wilton choc melts and molds. …

Stop Candy From Hardening 
How do I stop candy from hardening before I can get it in the shape I would like it? I am fearing once I aerate the candy to make it white, it will …

Buying Chocolate For Candy Making 
When buying chocolate for candy making, how do you know how much you'll need? I have made chocolate pops and candies in the past, but never for …

Wilton Candy Melt Machine 
I have a Wilton candy melt machine. When I dip marshmallows in the chocolate, they melt the marshmallow. How do I keep the marshmallows from …

Chocolate Fountain For Cake Pops 
Can I use a chocolate fountain for cake pops? I want to know if it is possible that it will harden just like if you were to have used melted chocolate. …

Freeze Angel Food Candy 
Can I freeze angel food candy? After it is made can angel food candy be frozen and saved? Good question, Joann! I honestly don't …

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Brandy Soaked Chocolate Covered Cherries 
Question about Brandy soaked chocolate covered cherries and which chocolate is best to use for candy making. My wife and I enjoy making "care packs" …

How do you get chocolate to stick to cashews? 
How do you get chocolate to stick to cashews? Hi there, I tried melting a dark chocolate bar, and tried to dip in cashews. The chocolate never …

Sticks Turned Sticky After Freezing 
I made cake pops and the sticks turned sticky after freezing them. Has anyone had this happen before? I made some cake pops ahead of an event and …

Store Homemade Chocolate 
Can I store homemade chocolate out of the fridge? I made homemade chocolate for a party I'm having in 3 weeks. They are boxed and I need to know …

How do you keep caramel from getting hard? 
How do you keep caramel from getting hard? I made some chocolate caramel brownies and when the brownies cooled down the caramel was too hard. …

Texture problem with chocolate lollypops - crumbly 
Texture problem with chocolate lollypops - crumbly... I am making chocolate Lollypops and they seem to turn out well for the first couple of days. …

Sticky Rock Candy 
What can I do about sticky rock candy? I have been making rock candy for years. This year I have had 3 batches turn out sticky. What am I doing …

Strawberry Jam Inside A Chocolate 
How would I put strawberry jam inside a chocolate? What I mean is can I just pour chocolate around strawberry jam and it will harden as an individual …

Why did my praline melt in the freezer? 
Why did my praline melt in the freezer? I tried to make a double-layered dessert of nut praline and ice cream. I made the praline first and …

Melting White Choc And Coloring 
I'm having trouble melting white choc and coloring. Please help. I am trying to color the white Wiltons chocolate, and every time I add color the …

Chocolate and Sesame 
Making Chocolate and Sesame Balls Can melted chocolate stick powdered sesame seeds together? I powdered my sesame seeds with sugar syrup and now …

Chocolate Dessert Cups 
Is it okay to fill the edible chocolate dessert cups with a filling the night before or should I wait until the morning? I am hosting a shower tomorrow …

Melted Candy Melts 
Can I save my melted candy melts? I already melted my candy melts for cake pops but I have leftover melted chocolate. Can I save it for later? …

How Many Lbs Of Candy Melts? 
I need help determining how many lbs of candy melts I will need. I need to make 150 chocolate scallop shells for a friend's wedding. My mold has …

Make White Hot Chocolate 
I am trying to make "White Hot Chocolate" by melting solid white chocolate couverture into hot milk. How do I stop white chocolate from separating …

Moldy Chocolate 
I have a question about moldy chocolate... I melted milk and some dark chocolate and added a bit of Crisco to thin it. I dipped fudge balls in the …

Reuse Chocolate Bunnies? 
Can I reuse chocolate bunnies? Okay, I volunteer with a non-profit group. Today they received 9 big banana boxes FULL of different kinds of chocolate …

Chewy Center In A Hard Candy Lollipop 
How can you insert a chewy center in a hard candy lollipop? I'm trying to make a hard candy lollipop that has a soft chewy center - Like a tootsie …

Freezing Chocolate Molded Cups 
What about freezing chocolate molded cups without cracking? I am making chocolate molded cups filled with berries yogurt and cream for a party of …

Why did my dark chocolate bark turn whitish? 
Why did my dark chocolate bark turn whitish? Within 2 days of making my dark chocolate-nut-cherry bark, a whitish film coating was evident on the …

How to figure out how much chocolate wafers to buy? 
How to figure out how much chocolate wafers to buy? I am making 200 3 x 4 chocolate bars and was wondering if there is a way to estimate how much …

Chocolate Turns White 
Chocolate Turns White On Our Molded Chocolate Suckers! I am working with candy melts making chocolate suckers. At times some of the candy that …

How Many Pounds Of Chocolate? 
How many pounds of chocolate do I need to dip 300 strawberries? I need to dip 300 strawberries and pretzels each. I am not sure the amount …

How long does packaged dry fondant last?  
How long does packaged dry fondant last? I have had dry fondant kept in my basement for about 6 years, it is in it's original package. Is it still …

Pricing Flavored Mints 
I've been making candy and mints for several years, but the last year or two, I've not been too active. I know the prices of materials have gone …

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I make cherry chocolates and usually I freeze them. 
However, the price of chocolate is going up so much that I was wondering if there is any special way to keeping the chocolate fresh for a longer period …

Chocolate Started To Bubble And Turn White 
I make toffee and created a new type, cappuccino toffee. We use Belgian chocolate and melt in microwave. After the toffee is hardened we dip the …

How many monograms can I make with 1 bag of candy melts? 
I need to know how many monograms can I make with 1 bag of candy melts? I want to make baby shower cookies with the letter K on them. It is a large …

Coloring White Chocolate Ribbons 
I need help coloring white chocolate ribbons for a wedding cake! I love to bake cakes, and have gotten pretty good at it. One of my friends asked …

How To Make Chocolate Dry Faster 
Please explain how to make chocolate dry faster... I am using Belgian chocolate to cover my products such as Oreos, pretzels, and marshmallows, …

Dessert Shells 
How do I get the chocolate dessert shells out of the mold without breaking them? Hi Carla, It's a good idea to lightly oil the mold …

Fruit and Nut, or Coconut Easter Eggs 
I'm looking for a recipe for large fruit and nut or coconut Easter eggs. When I was a child, we used to get homemade giant coconut cream, vanilla …

How many pounds of melting wafers... 
How many pounds of melting wafers should I need to make about 200 chocolate covered pretzel rods? I'm throwing a baby shower and wanted to make chocolate …

Can you mix chocolate chips with almond bark? 
Can you mix chocolate chips with almond bark? I have run out of almond bark, and all I have is a little left enough to cover some cake balls. …

Monogram Letter A Candy Mold 
Hi! I am looking for a monogram letter "A" candy mold for making some wedding favors for my son's wedding. They wanted me to make letter A candies …

Chocolate Has A Grayish Streaking 
Sometimes my chocolate has a grayish streaking or whitish streaks. Is there any may to keep that from happening, and if it does, is there any way …

Ship Homemade Chocolate Candy For Valentine's Day 
I would like to ship homemade chocolate candy for Valentines Day, but am concerned about it melting in transit. How do I prevent this? I am new …

Chocolate Candy Is Slightly Too Soft 
Angie - My chocolate candy is slightly too soft. I just made dark chocolate pecan clusters by melting together: Hershey's Extra Dark Chocolate …

White Stuff Or Oil On Top Of Fudge 
Why does white stuff or oil go to the top when making fudge? I've been making this triple chocolate fudge and the first 3 times no problem. Then …

Prepare Candy Ahead Of Time 
I don't want chocolate to turn white. What do I do if I need to prepare candy ahead of time? I am making some chocolate daisies for my wedding …

How can I melt milk chocolate chips to use for lollipops? 
How can I melt milk chocolate chips to use for lollipops? I'm making chocolate lollipops for a wedding and I want to use milk chocolate. Like, Chocolate …

Custom Chocolate Mold 
Where can you find a custom chocolate mold? I would like to be able to buy a mold of a modern professional style camcorder. NOT an old-fashioned old-hat …

Melting Chocolate 
Can I melt chocolate using a rice cooker? It has a steamer basket that you can cook veggie's on and a bowl underneath for the rice. I thought it …

How To Store Candy Wafers 
What is the best way to store unopened candy wafers? And how long are they good for? Hi Judy, Here are some tips for how to store candy …

Need Help With My Caramels 
I need help with my caramels. Good for only a few days then crystallize. What to do? I make wonderful caramels and everyone loves them and wants …

How Much Chocolate Do I Buy? 
Hi, I am making chocolate lollipops (Wilton mold) for my friend's baby shower, and I need to know how much chocolate do I buy (wafers) so that I have enough …

Chocolate Scoops 
What do you think about chocolate scoops? My big and most favorite chocolate fair is coming up in a few months. I have been playing with an idea …

How to keep chocolate candy from getting soft? 
How to keep chocolate candy from getting soft? Ok, I make chocolate candy with 2 different nuts. I use chocolate chips on bottom (without melting) …

William Sonoma Peppermint Bark 
I recently tried to make a version of William Sonoma Peppermint Bark. I found tons of recipes all very simple and tried two of them as an experiment to …

How many cups of chocolate melts make 16oz.? 
I need to know how many cups of chocolate melts make 16oz.? Hi Johneen, There's not really an "exact" amount I can tell you because …

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Color White Chocolate Wafers 
Can I color white chocolate wafers with regular food coloring? I do have a second question. How do I keep my four year old out of the refrigerator …

Date Loaf Candy 
Why is my date loaf candy chewy instead of soft? The recipe said to boil sugar mixture and then cool to softball stage, which I don't understand. …

Using Chocolate from Chocolate Fountain 
Can you use chocolate that has been mixed with oil for a chocolate fountain to make other chocolate candies? I have left over chocolate from a party …

Why didn't my peanut clusters harden?  
I made peanut clusters but they didn't harden. They are a gooey mess. Can I fix them without starting over? Please help. Hi MM, …

Peppermint Bark Candy Is Staying Tacky 
My peppermint bark candy is staying tacky. I melted white chocolate chunks (choc only - I added nothing) and poured onto wax paper and then added …

Putting Chocolate Filling Into Molds 
I have a question about putting chocolate filling into molds. So I found this really simple recipe to make chocolates, however it requires setting …

Sea Foam Candy 
I can't seem to get my divinity/sea foam candy "foamy." I have a couple of different recipes for sea foam, and I've failed at each of them so far. …

Freezing Ritz Cracker Candy 
What about freezing Ritz cracker candy? Can you freeze the chocolate dipped Ritz cracker candy with peanut butter for a wedding, or do they last …

Candy Coating 
Why is my candy coating not getting soft?? I was warming it in the Microwave and NOW it is not getting any softer or smoother?? Why and what can I do? …

Chocolate keeps melting after it is taken out of the mold! 
My chocolate keeps melting after it is taken out of the mold! Please tell me why. I made some candies with chocolate melts. I followed the directions. …

How To Begin A Chocolate Business 
I have a fair knowledge of chocolate from working in a chocolate factory, but I just don't have the first idea on where to begin to make it a business …

Choc Carmel Apples 
Hello, I'm making choc carmel apples and would love to ship some to my sister and her family in Virginia. I want to use the postal service since …

How many pounds of chocolate wafers? 
How many pounds of chocolate wafers would you need to make chocolate candies for a wedding of 200 people? Hi L, It depends on the size …

White Stuff On Chocolate 
You know that white stuff on chocolate that looks like mold, but isn't? What causes the white mold looking stuff on chocolate? Hi CC, …

Hard Caramel Type Of Square? 
Trying to locate a hard caramel type of square... Growing up in Baltimore, MD in the late 50's, there was a store around the corner that sold penny …

Dipping Pretzels In Carmel 
I'm having trouble with dipping pretzels in carmel. Will it ever harden enough not to be running off the pretzels? I melted carmel and half and half …

How Do I Get My Sugar Candy To Stay Firm? 
How do I get my sugar candy to stay firm and hard like a boiled sweet. Melted sugar, water, cream of tartan, and corn syrup in pan to a temperature …

Chocolate on dipped balls spreading too much!!! 
I make chocolate dipped cake balls, pretzel rods, etc. and I can't figure out how to have the chocolate not spread so much after putting them on the paper …

Chocolate Dipping Tools  
I am new to candy making and have a question about chocolate dipping tools (spoon) that is just driving me crazy! I can't find the answer anywhere. …

Can I melt wafers straight from the freezer? 
I make a lot of candy and cake balls so I've been stocking up on wafers and storing them in the freezer before I use them. However, lately, I've …

Paraffin in Peanut Brittle? 
What is the reason of putting paraffin in peanut brittle? Hi Lane, I'm not sure why a person would put paraffin in peanut brittle. I …

Peanut Brittle Is Getting Too Hard 
My peanut brittle is getting too hard. I'm making the brittle in the microwave. I'm cooking it for 6 minutes, adding the butter, vanilla, soda, and …

Chocolate Bouquet Shop 
Thinking About Opening Up Shop I am researching the things I need to do to open up a chocolate bouquet shop in my area. I was wondering if I had …

Roasted Carob Pods 
I really need help in finding out what to do with a package of roasted carob pods. How do I make it into a powder? Hi Sylvia, I haven't …

Edible Dowel Rods 
I need info on edible dowel rods to use on my cake for the sail mast of the boat. Thank you for your help, Rex Hi Rex, I'm not …

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Where To Put Chocolate While Cooling 
Where to put chocolates while cooling to prevent from bugs & sweating? Where would I put the chocolates to cool down while in my apartment without …

Can I use almond bark in place of candy melts? 
Can I use almond bark in place of candy melts? My niece is allergic to wheat and peanuts, and the candy melts I find at the store are processed …

Shipping Chocolate Candy Bouquet? 
Shipping Chocolate Candy Bouquet Hello! If I were to make a chocolate candy bouquet and mailed it, would it melt by the time it got there? Not sure …

Cherry Cream Filled Chocolates 
I am desperately trying to find some sugar free cherry cream filled chocolates to send someone for Father's Day. Can you recommend a reasonably price on-line …

Pretzel Sticks Covered In Chocolate 
I plan on making around 100 pretzel sticks covered in chocolate for a baby shower, and I need to know how soon can I make them without them going bad. …

Painting Molded Chocolates 
I'm making chocolate molded turtles for a wedding. I want to paint the tops of them the wedding colors. I have seen this done and they are beautiful. What …

Use Hard Candy Molds To Make Chocolate Candy 
Can I use hard candy molds to make chocolate candy and vise versa? Yes, you can use hard candy molds to make molded chocolate, but not always …

Can you tint the white chocolate? 
Can you tint white chocolate? I need Miami Dolphin colors. Hi Michelle, Yes, you can tint white chocolate. You don't want to use water …

Will my chocolate covered pretzels look funny? 
Will my chocolate covered pretzels look funny when I take them out of the fridge after already storing them in there? Hi, I just made fully covered …

What is the best temperature to display chocolate? 
Dear Angie, please help! I've started a small business and have been researching different types of coolers, freezers and even wine coolers. …

Solid Chocolate Bunnies 
I have 3 children. Needless to say that between the Easter bunny and family, we have more chocolate than any household should reasonably have. …

How long are candy wafers good? 
My sister-in-law passed away recently and we found a lot of candy wafers that she used when making candy. We are not sure how long they are good for or …

Can chocolate fondue be frozen? 
I am giving my sister a 60th birthday party and will be working out of town the week before right up to the night before. I need to do some things 2 weeks …

How to keep chocolate from melting in your hand? 
How to keep chocolate from melting in your hand? I have made chocolate covered raisins with no problem, setting up at room temperature, and remaining …

Filled Candy Breaks Apart When Bitten 
My filled candy breaks apart when bitten, making it a messy treat. Sorry, but I just couldn't find an answer through the Q&A search. Here's my …

How long can candy lollipops be made in advance? 
How long can candy lollipops be made in advance? I need to make 105 Easter lollipops for school children. This is March 21, and I have a 12 day …

Chocolate Changing Color 
We made a caramel/milk chocolate/heavy cream round candy ball. We dipped the candy ball in mixture of Hershey's semisweet chocolate chips melted in …

Cacoa Tree 
About how many beans does a cacao tree produce in one year? The cacao tree is the tree that produces the beans that make chocolate. h2 …

Coating Chocolate 
Do you know of a good place to purchase large amounts of coating chocolate, both in white and milk? I am working for a company making a confection. …

How Long Can I Store Candy? 
How long can I store candy once I made it? I need to make candy for an event about a month away. Is it ok to make the candy now and bag it in plastic …

Chocolate lollipops 
Hi, I plan on making 60 chocolate lollipops in advance. Can I wrap each one in the plastic bag tied with a ribbon, and arranged in a basket for the …

Candy Will Not Come Out Of Candy Mold 
What do you do when candy will not come out of candy mold? I am making Easter candy using a mold and the base that holds the rabbit is rather thick. …

Why Does Chocolate Discolor? 
After you mold your chocolate, how long does it have to sit out and why does chocolate discolor if you put it in a storage container? I am making …

Chocolate too gushy! 
Quick! I ended up making my chocolate coating a little too ganache-y. Is there anything I can do to fix it before I do anymore (or better yet, fix the …

Presentation of Finished Lollipops 
Do you have any ideas for a presentation of finished lollipops? I am making 50 first communion lollipops as a gift but need ideas on how to serve …

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Which chocolate melts faster?  
Does Milk Chocolate, Semi-Sweet Chocolate or Dark Chocolate melt faster? h2 { color: #663333 }

Where can I buy a good dark chocolate to make almond clusters? 
I'm trying to make almond clusters instead of buying them from a candy store. I am finding it difficult to locate good and reasonably priced dark chocolate. …

Do I have to temper milk/white chocolate for multi colored lollipops? 
I'm making multi-colored real chocolate lollipops. Do I need to temper the colored-white chocolate? Do I need to temper the milk chocolate that is going …

Raspberry Jam Instead of Raspberry Puree 
Can you use Raspberry Jam instead of Raspberry puree for making Raspberry Jelly candies? Additionally, isn't paraffin wax? I didn't know it was edible. …

Cleaning Pots 
What's the best method of cleaning pots when candy making? I just made some peanut brittle and now I have to clean up. One problem though. The mix …

Chocolate Wafers 
How do you tell if chocolate wafers are old? The bags do not have an expiration date on them. Hi Terri, I would just taste the chocolate …

How Do We Stretch Candy 
Hi, When you see the candy makers in shops, they hang up the candy and stretch it. How do we stretch candy at home? At what stage and what for? …

How do you prevent chocolate dipped candies from melting? 
How do you prevent chocolate dipped candies from melting? After I left it in the frig for over 30 minutes, it still melted on my fingers when I held …

Homemade Chocolate Candy 
This is the moulded method of making homemade chocolate candy, by melting and moulding, I've put in a little effort to layer it with white chocolate. …

New To Candy Making 
I'm new to candy making and I have a couple of questions. How long can you keep chocolate candies once they are made, wrapped and ribbon on? Does …

Can you keep chocolate candy from getting soft after making it? 
I make a chocolate morsel (1 cup) and peanut morsel (10 oz. bag) and 10 oz. Spanish peanuts candy. I melt the chocolate and peanut morsels and then stir …

Could you redo a brittle that didn't harden? 
My almond brittle didn't harden as a brittle. This was my second batch. The first one came out fine, but this one was like a toffee. Could I redo it? …

Homemade Caramels 
Why does the butter separate from my homemade caramels as they are cooling? h2 { color: #663333 }

Runny caramel 
Help! I just made creamy caramels and they won't stay solid...when I cut them, they won't hold their shape, I have runny caramel instead....what can I …

What is the difference between milk chocolate coating and chocolate chips? 
What is the difference between milk chocolate coating and chocolate chips? I am going to make peanut clusters and don't have milk chocolate candy …

How long can hard candies be stored?  
I have butterscotch candies, chocolate starlight mints candies, and Andes mints. I am not planning to give them out until May 2010. What is the best way …

Best Wishes 
Hi Angie, Just found your site today and I love it. I saw the news about your mother on the 'What's New?' page. I am praying for you and your family. …

How can you make the chocolate hard? 
How can you make the chocolate hard and dry enough for long storage without melting? I tried to let it sit on room temperature but overnight, the chocolate …

Can you freeze pecan graham crackers? 
I want to make graham crackers with a mix of butter brown sugar and pecans on top, then bake for Christmas. Can you freeze pecan graham crackers? …

Need a recipe for melted chocolate on sponge candy that is thin? 
I am looking for a recipe to make the chocolate thin to dip the sponge candy in. I melted some and it is to thick. What can I do? Add a little …

How does weather affect divinity? 
I'm snowed in during a blizzard and need to make divinity. How will the weather affect it? Is it better to make it during a snow storm or on a clear …

Chocolate Covered Pretzels and Peanuts 
How long will chocolate covered pretzels and peanuts last - and how do I store them? I thought it would be a fun thing for the kids to help with this …

Sometimes Sticky Chocolate??? 
Hi there - Its the time of year that our family makes the traditional Buckeyes recipe for Christmas gifts. We follow the basic recipe and have in …

How do I keep candy turtles fresh? 
How do I keep candy turtles fresh and how long will candy turtles stay fresh? Hi Margie, As long as they are stored well, the candle turtles …

Water In My Chocolate 
OOOPS... I accidentally got water in my chocolate and now it won't do anything or stick to pretzels? What can I do to fix it? Hi Lesa, …

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How long can dipped chocolate last? 
I'm trying to find out how long can dipped chocolate last? I'm making chocolate dipped candy canes and pretzels. Chocolate dipped candy canes …

Can you freeze date balls and rice krispy treats? 
I'm wanting to start on my Christmas goodies and was wondering if you could freeze date ball and rice krispy treats without them being soggy when they …

Candy apples are not getting to the crackling stage...  
The candy is not sticking to my apples and when I drop a sample in cold water it does not come to the hard crackling stage, so what can I do? …

Peanut Brittle Is Chewy 
My Peanut Brittle is chewy! This is the first time I have made peanut brittle and I followed the directions exactly except I used tub margarine to grease …

Peanut Brittle Not Setting Up 
For some reason this year I decided to make peanut brittle -- 3 batches now in trash -- I live in Wa. state and raining constantly -- I have tried cooking …

Turning a Caramel Recipe into Fudge 
Several years ago my Mom made what was supposed to have been Cappuccino Caramels -- but something went wrong (or right as far as I'm concerned). Instead …

Chocolate Turning White On My Pretzels 
I have been making candy items for quite awhile but I am having trouble with my chocolate turning white on my pretzels. The problem is with the chocolate …

Chocolate For Our Troops This Holiday Season 
Hi! I wanted to share something with you that I thought you may want to share with your chocolate community. My family's online chocolate candy supply …

How long can I store chocolate covered pretzels (homemade) and what is the best way to store them? 
I would like to make chocolate covered pretzels in advance for Christmas, but would like to know if it is possible to store them and what is the best way. …

How long can you store candies after you make them? 
I would like to know how long candy can be stored and where to keep it. Hi Reva, Different candy needs to be stored in a different manner. …

Centerpiece With Molded Lollipops 
Centerpiece Question: Hi! I am wanting to make a centerpiece with molded lollipops, much like the one you have pictures. What supplies (other …

Using Candy Melts And Molds 
I'm using candy melts and molds. When using candy melts, the chocolate sometimes has a frosty/greyish white appearance - what causes that and can …

Making Candy Apples 
Why didn't the candy harden on the apple? I was making candy apples (LOVE THEM!!) and followed all the directions but the candy NEVER hardened. …

I am having trouble melting waffers.  
I am using a melting pot and as the chocolate is melting it looks like pudding. Am I overheating the chocolate? Hi Annette, What exactly …

What can I use in chocolate to keep it from melting? 
What can I use in chocolate to keep it from melting, especially if I want to ship it? I make candy sometimes and everyone wants them, but I'm having …

Chocolate Making 
Hi I would like to do chocolate making and fudge in my bakery. I work with the imperial measurement can you help me. Thanks from Jack …

Dessert Cookbook 
Are you looking for just chocolate desserts? Yes, I do know this is a chocolate website! :) Heidi Rockey Hi Heidi, That's a great …

Exactly how long can you make chocolates in advance? 
I searched the site and found information on how long in advance you can make chocolates. You had mentioned that you can make chocolate months in advance, …

Which type of cocoa powder is used in making candy? 
Which type of cocoa powder is used in making candy? I want to make a sweet candy using Sesame seeds and jaggery. I would like to add cocoa powder for …

How much quantity of Cocoa powder is to be used to prepare a sweet candy of 1 Kg.  
I want to add cocoa powder to my sweet sesame candy, as cocoa powder has more nutritive/ anti-oxidant value. I will use 1/2 Kg sesame seed & 1/2 Kg Jaggery. …

Fix Chocolate Icing On Cake 
I need to fix chocolate icing on cake. How do you get good smooth melted chocolate without meting down any? I have no chocolate to melt down, but …

Keep Chocolate Lollipops From Melting 
I need to know the best way to keep chocolate lollipops from melting. I am making about 60 chocolate lollipops for my cousin's bridal shower as …

Recipe For Making White Chocolate  
I need to find a recipe for making white chocolate from scratch. One without soy powder but real milk solids. Can you help? Hi Angela, …

Ship Chocolate Covered Apples 
How can I ship chocolate covered apples across the country without them melting? Hi Laurie, If I was going to ship chocolate covered apples …

Candy Bar Card For Retirement 
Do you have any ideas on a candy bar card for retirement? My father-in-law is retiring and I want to make him a cute candy bar card but have no ideas …

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Will Chocolate Candy Stay Fresh? 
If I order 3 months in advance, will chocolate candy stay fresh, or should I wait weeks before the wedding date? How early can I order wrapped candy …

Bride and Groom Chocolate Spoons 
When making bride and groom chocolate spoons, how do you get the white v shape on the groom chocolate spoon? Do you dip the spoon in the white chocolate …

what should i use if i want my dark chcolate to be sweet? 
to whom it may concern, i have a dark chocolate that contain 70% of cocoa, and i do not like the taste of it. i wondering if i want to make it sweet should …

Emergency!! Can I add melted chocolate to warm cream? 
I made a mistake with my mousse recipe and melted the chocolate first. I was supposed to add it unmelted to a mixture of hot cream and egg yolks. …

How To Reuse Tempered Chocolate 
I have a question about how to reuse tempered chocolate. After tempering chocolate and making chocolates, the remaining was kept in the fridge. I …

Prevent Hard Candy From Melting 
Is there something I can add into a hard candy recipe to prevent hard candy from melting? I've been making lollipops and they start to melt in their …

Storing Homemade Candies 
I have a question about storing homemade candies. My daughter is getting married in Sept. We made molded candy on Sunday, May 3. We will be using …

Chocolates Lose the Glace 
Dear Angie, I wonder if any of your chocolate makers can help me with a minor problem. My chocolates lose the glace even after it is wrapped after …

Temper Wilton Chocolate? 
Do I need to temper Wilton chocolate that you buy in Micheal's? I'm just starting the whole chocolate making thing, and I LOVE your site!! …

Almond Bark Or Chocolate Chips 
What is the difference between using almond bark or chocolate chips/wafers to make chocolate lollipops? I want to make chocolate pops for a baby shower. …

Chocolate staying soft even in the freezer!!! 
Chocolate staying soft even in the freezer!!! I am making chocolate bark and some turtles and for some reason they never get hard... All I add to …

Shipping Chocolate 
Question: How do you ship chocolate so it won't melt, in the least expensive way? Answer: If you are shipping chocolate in warm …

What are all the different types of chocolate molds? 
I am doing a project in school and I am doing it on chocolate. I am needing to find out what all the different types of chocolate molds are. …

Trouble Reaching The Correct Temperature 
I having trouble reaching the correct temperature (250-270f) when making candy. I am trying to make dragon beard candy. The recipe requires me to …

Do You Wholesale? 
Hi, Do you wholesale and are you in Ontario? We are opening a new wine and flower shop in Kingston, Ontario and would like to add a chocolate line …

Obama Candy Making 
Hello, I am a candy doll and bear designer and I have ordered candy from Kai's candy and lollipops with Obama face on the candy (well it really wasn't …

Full Rolling Boil to Soft Ball Stage 
Oh my gosh I've tried and tried this recipe! This is the Hershey's Cocoa Rich Chocolate Fudge recipe and my mother made it all the years we were growing …

Cocoa Butter Melts Shelf Life 
What is the cocoa butter melts shelf life? I have bags and bags of both Merken and Wilton cocoa butter melts sealed tightly in thick plastic bags. …

Peppermint Bark Freezing 
My question is about Peppermint Bark Freezing... I have made extra peppermint bark with white chocolate and candy canes. How do I freeze it, and how …

Dipped Angel Food Candy 
How do you prevent the discoloration of the choc. on dipped angel food candy? When I make angel food candy, I use white sugar, Karo syrup, baking …

Caramels Turned Bad! 
My caramels turned out beautifully. I gave them out for Christmas gifts. Now I regret that because after a few days (less than one week) they all …

Chocolate Separates from Other Ingredients 
We were making a chocolate sauce with sugar, cornstarch, whipping cream, chocolate morsels, egg yolk. Forgot to temper the egg------------ did not add …

What makes Pralines turn Sugary? 
What makes Old Fashion Date & Nut Fudge or Pralines turn sugary? I use a candy thermometer and adjusted down about 7 degrees for our 3500 ft. elevation …

Candy Thermometer that says soft ball, hard crack, etc. 
I am looking for a candy thermometer that says soft ball, hard crack, etc. on the thermometer so I can tell what is the degrees. A lot of my old recipes …

Why does my candy turn hard and dry? 
Why does my candy turn hard and dry? When I make candy it seems fine at first then as it gets a little cooler it seems to turn into a dry play dough …

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Home Made Milk Chocolet Candy 
Question: How can I make home made milk chocklet candy, something like nestles chocolet co makes? Hi David, It is very difficult …

Freshness for Homemade Candy 
How long do chocolate dipped pecans, chocolate covered Ritz bite-size, and mini chocolate covered Oreo's stay fresh? Oh yeah, Can they stay packed …

Candy Making and Storing 
I have some candy making and storing questions... I plan to make homemade chocolate candies for Xmas Gift. I want to know where should I keep my chocolate? …

Heavy Saucepan For Candy Making 
I'm interested in finding a good heavy saucepan for candy making. I live in a small town with not many shopping options. The internet is the greatest …

Bark Candy Layers Separating 
I'm having trouble with bark candy layers separating. Once the bark candy is done and hardened, the top layer seems to separate from the bottom. …

Chocolate Not Getting Hard 
Hi! My chocolate candy did not turn hard :( I've tried the chocolate candy recipe and since I wanted to make it hard I heated it a lot more than …

Making Truffles 
I found a recipe for making truffles, and I have 2 questions. First, the recipe says to whip the cream cheese and fold in melted chocolate until …

How long will chocolate candy stay fresh after making? 
I want to make different kinds of candies for Christmas but I don't know how long it will stay fresh. I plan on putting them in the decorative tins to …

Storing Homemade Candy 
I have a question about storing homemade candy. How early can you make homemade candy for Thanksgiving? How long will it keep? How should you …

Best Way to Ship Homemade Candy 
Could you please tell me the best way to ship homemade candy? I would like to ship my homemade fudge to a friend...it will be leaving Florida and …

The Weather And Candy Making 
I have a question about the weather and candy making... My wife and I have always believed that the weather needs to be fair and the barometer at …

Do you have a catalog? 
Do you have a catalog? I would really love to receive a catalog so that we may order --- diabetics in family (you offer great sugar free items). …

How To Make Chocolate Stick To Paper? 
My question is about how to make chocolate stick to paper that is glossy? Could you please answer this question as soon as possible? I need to get …

Do you have a recipe for a chocolate bar??? 
Hi Angie, Thank you. Now my candy is more firm.. Just wanted to know one thing.. For making moulded chocolate is it necessary that I should buy …

Natural Sugar Substitute vs. Artificial Sweetener "Terminology" 
Hi. I've only browsed your site but I think I like it a lot! I did a search for sugar free dark chocolate and found your site. It's just what I was looking …

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