Molded Chocolate Melts in Hand
I successfully made molded chocolates. However they melt real fast and leave a mess on the fingers. Is it because of the type of chocolate - I used covertures. Or was it incorrect temperature?
Thanks for the assistance.
Congratulations on successfully making some molded chocolates! Was it your first time? It's fun, isn't it. :)
Yes, molded chocolate tends to melt in the hand. In fact, almost all chocolate melts in the hand because the melting point of chocolate is pretty much the same as your body temperature.
The only thing you can really do to raise the melting point a little bit and give the chocolate a firmer finish is to temper the chocolate.
Tempering chocolate is a bit tedious and takes some practice, but it usually results in a better quality of finished chocolates.
If you have any photos, we'd love to see your finished chocolates. You can add them to the chocolate candy mold page
using the form there.