How to Use Fancy Melting Candy
- Heat your Fancy Melting Candy bag in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and knead to distribute the heat (Repeat)
- Snip the tip! Smaller hole to drizzle, larger hole to pour
- Decorate: drizzle, pour, or dip
My confectionery chips aren't melting, what do I do?
If your candy chips aren’t melting inside the bag, you’re not heating long enough. It’s important to get the chips WARM, not HOT. Once they’re warm you can knead the bag until the heat is fully distributed and the chips are evenly melted. The chips will still look whole after you heat them for the first 30 seconds. 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, and 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 on the market today?
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.
Less Complexity: 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 Easy 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 can I use Fancy Melting Candy once it is melted in the bag?
You can use your 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 hold can be bigger.
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, our 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 that the candy chips become more difficult to melt.
How should I store my Fancy Melting Candy?
You should always store your 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.
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.
Creating With Fancy Melting Candy
Should I put dipped treats on parchment or wax paper to prevent sticking?
If I’m using a mold, how do I make sure the candy surface is smooth and scuff free?
After pouring melting candy, how soon can I take it out of the mold?
How can I tell if the melting candy is finished setting in the mold?
How do I prevent excess chocolate from forming around the edges of my mold?
Can Fancy Melting Candy be used as a ganache, the way chocolate chips are used?
How far in advance can I make desserts with melting candy before serving them?
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, all of our candy chips are 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.