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101: Your Guide to Fancy Melting Candy

By FANCY SPRINKLES©

What is Fancy Melting Candy?

Fancy Melting Candy is meltable confectionery chips in a microwavable piping bag.

How to Use Fancy Melting Candy

Step 01. Heat your Fancy Melting Candy bag in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and knead to distribute the heat. Repeat.

Step 02. Snip the tip! Smaller hole to drizzle, larger hole to pour

Step 03. Decorate: drizzle, pour, or dip

CREATING WITH FANCY MELTING CANDY

Do I need to spray my mold with non-stick oil before using it?

Nope. We do not recommend spraying the mold with any kind of cooking or non-stick oil. The melting candy should not stick to the mold.

Should I put dipped treats on a silicone mat to prevent sticking?

We do recommend placing dipped goods on the Fancy Magic Mat or parchment paper to prevent melting candy from hardening to the surface it’s placed on.

If I’m using a silicone mold, how do I make sure the melting candy surface is smooth and scuff free?

Make sure your Fancy Silicone Mold is clean before using it—any kind of scuffs or residue inside the mold will decrease the shine of the finished product. Clean the mold out with a little vodka (any grain alcohol) or hot soapy water first. Dry it completely before using.

After pouring Fancy Melting Candy, how soon can I take it out of the mold?

Let the candy chill in the mold for 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator. Check to make sure it is set before trying to remove it from the mold by tapping it. If it’s hard, it will have no give.

How can I tell if the melting candy is finished setting in the mold?

It is ready to take out of the mold once it is firm to the touch.

How do I prevent excess chocolate from forming around the edges of my mold?

After evenly swirling the melted candy around in each cavity, flip the mold over and pour excess candy out.

Some professionals like to use a paint brush to brush the candy up the sides of the mold for precision. You can also run a large baking spatula over the top to scrape off any extra.

SHOP THE TOOLS

GENERAL USAGE

Why isn't my Fancy Melting Candy melting?

If your candy chips aren’t melting inside the bag, you may not be heating long enough. It’s important to get the chips WARM, not HOT. 

The chips will still look whole after you heat them for the first 30 seconds.

Once they’re warm, knead the bag until the heat is fully distributed and the chips are evenly melted. It is important to knead them as much as possible to distribute the heat throughout the bag.

My melting candy seized up, because I overheated it! Can I fix this?

Yes! If your melting candy has seized up, meaning it hardened and isn’t soft/smooth, pour the chips into a bowl and add a tsp or tbsp of vegetable oil to the candy and stir. This will cause the sugar to melt again and hopefully regain its fluidity.

Why does my melting candy have the consistency of fudge? How do I avoid this?

There are a couple reasons why this may happen. It could mean that your chips have absorbed trace amounts of moisture or that they were overheated. If you encounter this consistency, try adding one tsp of vegetable oil to each 8oz of chips to thin out the mixture.

How is Fancy Melting Candy different from other candy wafers or melts?

LESS MESS: You do not need to set up a double boiler or worry about chocolate, easy melts or candy melts stuck to your favorite bowl. Fancy Melting Candy comes in a ready to use microwaveable piping bag. You just heat it up, snip the tip and you’re ready to go.

TIME: 
Aside from the prep and the mess, Fancy Melting Candy is ready to use in just about 1 minute. Pop the bag in the microwave for 30 seconds, take the bag out and massage it quickly to distribute the heat and put it back in the microwave for another 30 seconds. That’s it, you’re ready to go!

CONVENIENCE: 
You no longer have to try to measure large wafers in a small cup, just pop the melting candy piping bag in the microwave and go. If you secure the opening and store in a cool dry place (not the refrigerator), you can reheat them up to three times.

SIZE:
 You will notice that our melting candy chips are just that—chips. They’re much smaller than your traditional easy melt wafer and therefore melt faster and more evenly.

EASE OF USE: 
Different types of materials absorb and distribute heat differently. This can be a challenge with candy melts because if your bowl absorbs heat, the candy melts will heat too fast and become hard. This is not a factor with Fancy Melting Candy, because they come in a microwaveable bag (no bowls needed) and have tested melt times to ensure your candy melts evenly every time.

How do I use Fancy Melting Candy once it's melted in the bag?

You can use your Fancy Melting Candy just like you would use a piping bag! Cut the tip of the bag to your desired width depending on your project.

For example, if you are drizzling the candy and require accuracy, cut a very small hole. If you are pouring into a mold or a bowl for dessert dipping, the hole can be bigger.

Sometimes I see a white film on my candy chips. What is this?

It is called “fat bloom” and it is very common!

It is often found on candy chips that have been stored in a place with inconsistent temperatures.

It occurs when the fat from the candy has separated due to the change of temperature and then re-settled on the surface. There is nothing wrong with the quality of the candy and as soon as it is melted, the fat will mix back in and you will no longer notice it.

STORAGE + EXPIRATION

What is the expiration date of Fancy Melting Candy?

We recommend using Fancy Melting Candy within one year of purchase.

How long can you store Fancy Melting Candy?

As long as it is stored in a sealed package or container, Fancy Melting Candy can be used within one year from the time of purchase.

Can I re-melt Fancy Melting Candy after it has hardened?

Yes, but we do not recommend melting them more than three times, as you will start to notice the candy chips become more difficult to melt.

How should I store my Fancy Melting Candy?

Store your Fancy Melting Candy in a cool, dry place or airtight container. 

Do not store in your refrigerators or freezer because they contain too much moisture, which will be absorbed by the candy chips and impact usability.

The only time you should place your melting candy in the refrigerator is when you are waiting for the candy to set in a mold or on a finished product.

ALLERGEN INFORMATION

Is Fancy Melting Candy peanut free?

All of our candy chips are peanut free, however, they may contain trace amounts of peanuts due to common processing equipment.


Is Fancy Melting Candy free of coconut oil?

Yes. Fancy Melting Candy is free of coconut oil.


Is Fancy Melting Candy gluten-free?

Yes. Fancy Melting Candy is gluten-free.


Is Fancy Melting Candy dairy-free?

No. Fancy Melting Candy contains dairy.


Is Fancy Melting Candy soy-free?

No. Fancy Melting Candy contains soy.

Is Fancy Melting Candy Kosher?

Yes. Fancy Melting Candy is certified OU D Kosher.

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Limitless creation begins here! Use Fancy Melting Candy on:

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