Candy molds chocolate mints?
So we decided we want to use the candy melts you would get hobby lobby/craft stores and add mint flavor to them. How far in advance can i make them? Online im seeing 3 weeks, but the bag we got to test out the idea last spring finished off the bag over christmas to make candy and i didnt notice a taste difference between the two uses... so would it be possible to make them 2 months out or am i stuck mint making 2 weeks before the wedding?

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Jan 31, 2013 at 12:01 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
It is possible they will store fairly nicely in the freezer in air tight containers to keep them from asborbing other flavors. I will be doing the same thing. I will be using other fillings as well. You will want to pull them out of the freezer a few days before wedding. It also speeds up the making process to let the candies set in the freezer for about fifteen minutes while filling other molds. I am caramal filling and toasted coconut as well mints. I will probably start playing around with fillings soon. Good luck.

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Jan 31, 2013 at 12:07 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
airtight container in the freezer and you should be good for a few months! :) YUM

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Jan 31, 2013 at 12:09 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
If you freeze them to store them the chocolate will turn colors (whiteish). When I do these, I find that they keep in a storage container on the counter nicely for about 1 month. It's not about the taste difference, it's about the color.

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Jan 31, 2013 at 12:10 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I wouldn't do it 2 months. That seems way too soon. We did these for my cousin's wedding as favors and I think it was a couple weeks before.

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Jan 31, 2013 at 12:13 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I've been wondering the same thing @Megan P (My name is Megan as well LOL). I would love to buy them now so I have them but I don't want them to go bad. Would it be okay to buy them then keep them in their bags until it's time to make them? I'm thinking of doing these about a month before. I will NOT wait til i'm three weeks out and then do these. I have 200 guests, I don't think so
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Jan 31, 2013 at 12:17 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I also use milk chocolate chips. It helps with the whiteish color and taste less wax. If you are doing colors you should be fine.

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Jan 31, 2013 at 12:19 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
How many are you making, and are you using white chocolate or milk chocolate with the mint? Have you made them before?

First, don't use mint extract in the candy. The liquid changes the consistency of the melts. Make sure you get whatever is recommended for the candy melts.

Second, I would not put milk chocolate in the freezer. It will bloom (turn whitish).

Third, if you are just doing a simple candy - pouring melted candy melts into the molds, it will go very quickly. If you stick them in the fridge, the candy will harden very quickly - 10 minutes depending on your mold. I know you want to get as much done as possible but if you have some help you could easily get this done in a couple hours if you have enough molds, and depending on how much you are making.


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Jan 31, 2013 at 12:25 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
we are using white chips and adding color to them not the pre colored ones (we have to mix it just right to get "yoda color" lol. but i wasn't sure if there was a difference between the chips when you buy them and after they are melted cause they can sit in the bag on the shelf for years but only 2 weeks after being melted o_O that makes no sence... if we were adding a filling or fruit then i would understand since it has been changed.

@Future Mrs. D i am also going to have about 200 people and since each of them is going to be multi colored i agree no way am i waiting to 3 weeks out...

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Jan 31, 2013 at 12:30 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
@ Beth G

-we used mint oil last time the other stuff turned the chocolate into a chunk. :(
- i was thinking of putting them in our basement it stays right around 60 all the time so there wouldnt be temp changed, its dark and dry
- and the first time we made them last spring it took about 20-30 minutes or so to get the molds done since it has to be chilled a few times to add the different colors to stack them without mixing so it takes a while to do (but they are in place of a grooms cake as they are all starwars characters :) )

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Jan 31, 2013 at 12:37 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Ahh... if they are multicolored, then yes, it will take a little longer. I think storing them in your basement would be fine then.

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Jan 31, 2013 at 1:22 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I'm hoping to do mine a month before, store in an air tight container in a cool dark place. I have also seen the 3 week suggestions. I was going to make mine 2 months in advance while I was at home this month near my MOH, but then I read how you shouldn't do them more than a month in advance as the chocolate loses its "shine" and freezing it will change the flavor/consistency of the chocolate. Like someone else said you can pop them in the fridge for a few minutes to harden up so the process shouldn't take too long.
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