Chocolate molds are also frequently called candy molds. Chocolate molds can be used with real chocolate, candy coating and sometimes other types of candy depending on the type of mold. If using real chocolate it will need to be tempered before molding, but candy coating simply needs to be melted and is ready to be used. Chocolate molds look great using a variety of colors, especially for painting details. Chocolate or candy coating can be flavored or left plain to suit your preferences on molded chocolates.
Chocolate molds are available in a huge variety of styles, you can find clear plastic molds for almost any sport, celebration party theme and several for major holidays. Some chocolate molds are small and best suited for making small mint sized candies. Other molds are larger and each cavity can be lined with chocolate or candy coating, filled with a candy center and sealed in with another layer of chocolate or candy coating to make delicious filled candies. Still other chocolate molds are designed with a space to be used for a sucker stick to make fun and easy chocolate or candy coating suckers.
Chocolate molds are usually made from clear plastic or silicone. Clear plastic chocolate molds are perfect for molding chocolates and candy coatings. The clear chocolate molds are economical to purchase, available in many styles and sizes and able to be reused over and over. They are not suitable for hot temperatures. Silicone candy molds are a versatile alternative to traditional chocolate molds. Silicone molds offer flexibility which allows them to be used for other products such as cream cheese or butter mints. Many silicone molds are heat resistant and can also be used for hard candy or isomalt projects.
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