Simple Molded Candy

by Deb
(Louisville, Ky )

Caramel Pecan Chocolates (Top) - Cherry Filled Chocolates (Bottom)

Caramel Pecan Chocolates (Top) - Cherry Filled Chocolates (Bottom)

This is a sample of my simple molded candy with a little extra to make them special!

I have made candy for years for gifts, for the open house event at Bennie's Barn Antique Mall, and, of course, for me to eat!

I have always received raves for the taste and also for how cute the molded chocolates are, so I thought I would share some with you.

I have a great local candy/cake supply store here in Louisville, Ky. It's called Bryants Cake and Candy Supply and it is the only place I purchase my candy supplies and molds.

I always start with the Merckens melting wafers, and for the filing I use the B&K Redi Centers.

There are a lot of different filling flavors, including orange, buttercream, maple, etc.

Bryant's does not carry the cherry, so I make my own cherry by combining the B&K Redi Fondant (which is not flavored) and a little of the Lorann Gels Cherry flavoring (be careful with this stuff, it is really powerful and a little goes a long way!).

The attached pictures are of 4 different varieties of my homemade molded candies.

  1. The first of my molded chocolates is made with semi-sweet chocolate and a caramel pecan filing.

    I use the Peter's Caramel which I soften in my Chocolate Pot which I love. (I got it at Bed Bath and Beyond and I use the Chocolate Pot to melt all of my chocolates. I actually own 2 of these!)

    I purchase pecan pieces and chop them in my food processor. I then stir the caramel and pecan pieces together to create the filling for the molded chocolates.

    After the finished chocolates sit for a bit I brush on a little chocolate on the tops and sprinkle on more of the chopped pecans
    for added eye appeal.

  2. The second variety in the photo is the dark chocolate molded candy with a cherry filling. To make these molded candies I used the mold that has the little Cherries on top. Very cute!

  3. The next variety I've shown here is the white chocolate with orange centers. For these, I waited till they set a bit and then I took a small paint brush and lightly touched the tops with melted chocolate then sprinkled on colored sugar for a little extra pizzazz.

  4. Finally, the last of my simple molded candy shown is the coconut filled semi sweet chocolate. I used a Christmas tree mold for this particular one and dusted the tops with desiccated coconut.

    I sprinkle the coconut over the tops as soon as I remove them from the mold. Because I place the chocolate molds in the freezer to help them set, they sweat a little when they come out and the coconut will easily stick.

I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed making this molded chocolate candy.

Hi Deb,

Thanks so very much for showing off your simple molded candy with a little something extra. I have to say, they look a little more than "simple" to me, but once you explain your process, I can see why you call it simple.

The added little steps you used to make your candy unique and special is something anyone could do with a little thought and creativity.

I wish I could sink my teeth into those yummy looking treats (Not the coconut ones, though, as coconut is not my thing - grin - but the rest sound marvelous!).

I hope you'll take the time to add more of your creations as you make them. You're a true inspiration!


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Dec 11, 2011
Great Simple Molded Candy NEW
by: Kelly

Hi Deb,

Just wanted to say that I love your molded chocolates. Thanks for explaining what you used on the centers, etc. I like the idea of the prepackaged fillings to make molded chocolate candy.

I hope to see more of your stuff in future.

Merry Christmas!

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