Pictures of my first batch of homemade candy!
(Pueblo, CO USA)
Edible Name Tag Molded Chocolate Candy
Here is a picture of my first batch of homemade candy. They are jelly filled chocolates! Hope you like!
They came out a little duller than I wanted, but not bad for first try!
I stored them on a napkin on my kitchen counter. Should I put them all in a plastic container? If so can I/should I have them touch each other?
I was planning to do what I have set up in first pic, but I got to thinking it's too much chocolate. Both pieces are filled with jelly!
The rectangle slab looking thing is going to be an eatable name tag for the gifts!
It's wonderful!!! I am so happy for you. I think that your first batch of homemade candy came out terrific.
You mentioned you'd like them a little shinier, or less dull looking. Have I mentioned that if you add a bit of vegetable shortening (like Crisco), or better yet, food grade parafin wax, to the chocolate while melting, that should shine it up a bit for you? Give it a try.
Edible name tag molded chocolate candy is a very clever and creative idea. Are you going to write the names in chocolate too? You can buy 'candy writers' at Candyland Crafts
. They are only $1.69 per tube and make the task so easy!
Another trick is to place some chocolate of a contrasting color in a plastic ziploc bag and microwave it for about 30 seconds, squish it around, and repeat until it is melted and smooth.
Then all you have to do is snip off the very corner of the bag and pipe the name on the name tag (like a pastry bag).
As for storing your homemade chocolate candy, you can store it in any airtight container, plastic or tin, as long as it doesn't have a smell to it. It's best to place the chocolates between layers of waxed paper to keep them from sticking together or marking them up.
The submission form only lets you upload one photo at a time at the moment. I'm working on getting it upgraded, but in the meantime, if you have more pictures of this that you'd like to share, email them to me and I can manually add them to the page.
The email address is angie @ chocolate-candy-mall.com. Just take out the spaces before and after the @ sign.
I think your molded chocolate Christmas candy will be a big hit!