Pictures of my first batch of homemade candy!

by Madalena
(Pueblo, CO USA)

Edible Name Tag Molded Chocolate Candy

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!





Madalena,

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!


Blessings,
Angie



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Dec 14, 2008
Christmas Molded Chocolate Success!
by: Angie

Hi Madalena,

Thanks for the photos! It adds so much to be able to see them rather than just imagine what you are making.

They all sound really yummy. I'm not sure which combo I'd like the best. I really do love strawberry jam filled chocolates, so if the jelly is strawberry, it would probably get my first vote.

However, I make those chocolate covered peanut butter balls and can't stop eating them, so I bet I'd love your PB filled chocolates, too.

Well, if you're happy leaving them on the counter, then go for it. As long as they aren't melting or near anything that is letting off a strong smell (like onions), they should be okay.

Personally, if I left them on the counter, I'd snitch one every time I walked past and wouldn't have any left for the party!!!

Don't forget to send me a photo when you get the names written on the eatable chocolate name tags so I can see how it looks. :-)

~Angie

Dec 14, 2008
More Homemade Candy Photos
by: Madalena

Hello Angie!

Thanks for all your help, I appreciate it!

To answer your question, yes I plan to write names in contrasting colors for the eatable name tags!

I was going to attach a present as in the picture I posted but I thought it might be too much chocolate. So instead I'll just put them on a plate at the snack/dessert table!


Here are more pictures of my latest creations!
All pieces are filled.

First one is painted in tinted white chocolate, then filled with jelly and topped with milk chocolate.

The second is dark chocolate filled with peanut butter mixture (PB, butter & powder sugar).

The third is dark chocolate filled PB mixture and then strawberry jelly!! They were very good. I had to test before I made more! :)

Now I have a question. Can I keep my candy on my kitchen counter with no problem? I plan to put them in a plastic air tight container for transport though. I just don't want them to get a funny taste sitting out in the open. ?? As for melting, they are not, which is good.

Well thanks again for all the help!

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