What kind of mold do you use for hard candy?
SARAH SAYS: The best solution is to use silicone molds. These are definitely the way to go. Nothing sticks to them, especially fat-free stuff like sugar. No greasing is ever needed for silicone molds when used with sugar.
How do you make hard candy molds?
Carefully fill molds by pouring in a small stream of hot sugar. Do not use a spoon and do not scrape sugar from sides of pan into molds. Let molds rest until sugar hardens, about 20 minutes. Gently unmold lollipops, wiping excess oil from surface of candy if necessary.
How do you make hard candy without mold?
How To Make Hard Candy Without Molds. Instead of using molds, you can pour your hot candy onto a greased cookie sheet or other heat-resistant surface, then when the candy has cooled slightly, score it into a checkerboard pattern with a sharp knife. When the candy cools, it can be broken into small, square pieces.
Can you put hard candy in silicone molds?
Yes, you can use silicone molds to make hard candy or lollipops, as long as they are heat safe (some aren’t!). Make sure you check the labels – they should be heat safe to 350+ degrees.
Can you make your own molds?
No worries—you can make your own mold right at home, and the process is actually really easy. You just need soap, silicone caulk, and a piece you want to make a mold out of. That’s all!
Can I use silicone molds for hard candy?
Can you use silicone molds for hard candy? Yes, you can use silicone molds to make hard candy or lollipops, as long as they are heat safe (some aren’t!). Make sure you check the labels – they should be heat safe to 350+ degrees.
Why is my hard candy so sticky?
Why does hard candy become sticky? Excess moisture and high humidity are the two most common reasons for sticky hard candy. The cooking temperature of hard crack candy is around 300°F (better to go slightly over) so most of the moisture and water should be boiled out of the sugar/corn syrup mixture.
What material is best for chocolate molds?
Chocolate molds made for home cooks are usually thin plastic with shallow cavities that release easily and work well for solid chocolate items. They will stand up to occasional use. Professional chocolate molds are made from rigid, thick and strong polycarbonate with deep cavities.
Can I use chocolate chips for molds?
If you just want to mold or dip candies for your family, you can easily temper chocolate chips in your microwave. This method isn’t as exact as others, so if you want to mold chocolates for a bigger event, such as a wedding or baby shower, you might want to invest in a tempering machine.
What kind of chocolate is best for making molds?
There are two kinds of chocolate you can use for making molded chocolates:
- Couverture. Couverture is high-quality chocolate. Dark chocolate couverture contains cocoa liquor, sugar, cocoa butter, and vanilla.
- Confectionery Coating. Confectionery coating is not true chocolate, although it may contain cocoa liquor.