We're celebrating chocolate! Who'd like to learn to make chocolate kiss candies with guest contributor Leanne of May and Marie Baking Co?! Since it's getting close to Valentine's Day we think it's the best time to share with you some easy to make chocolates that will make your taste buds happy! Take it away Leanne...
I have a thing for candy molds (and making sweets)! When I saw the new small and large kiss chocolate molds I knew they'd be fun to try and wondered with the large mold if it was big enough to stuff?! The answer is YES! I gathered some of my favorite candies and began my "kiss" test. I got a little creative with the flavors and mix-ins which is the fun part! I'm sharing my tips in hopes that you try making your own chocolate kiss candies. They're the perfect sweet bite size sweet to gift!
Flavor combinations I made with my chocolate kiss candies:
- butterscotch-chip kiss drops with chopped pretzels
- milk chocolate kiss drops with mini peanut butter cups
- dark chocolate kiss drops with mini Reese’s Pieces
- white chocolate kiss drops with Oreo cookie crumbs
The large kiss chocolate mold was so fun to use. The flavor combinations you could make are endless. Some other ideas you could add to your chocolate are tiny crips rice pieces, micro marshamallows with some crushed up graham crackers for a s'mores flavor and sprinkles of course, you can't forget sprinkles! Rainbow jimmies would make pretty funfetti chocolate kiss candies. So don't hold yourself back, check through your pantry to see what you might have on hand or get some special mix-ins to make customized flavors. They'd make the sweetest chocolate gift for Valentine's Day. You can even use them as toppers on a cake! The smaller kiss chocolate mold is great for making solid chocolates. You can even make a marbled look by using 2-3 chocolate flavors in each cavity of the mold.
If you want to get even fancier with your chocolate kiss candies you can wrap some of them in foil candy wrappers. If you're putting together a chocolate assortment for a gift this is a fun way to add a pop of color to your presentation. Place some of the unwrapped kisses in candy cups along with a few of the wrapped and package them in a candy box for the perfect Valentine's Day gift!
Tips on making chocolate kiss candies:
- The best advice for a “perfect kiss” is to make sure you tap the tray a few times. This helps the chocolate fill the mold and brings any air bubbles up to the surface.
- Depending on your chocolate-consistency, it may not reach all the way to the bottom (which will be the top of the drop) and you’ll be left with a jagged tip on your kiss. Make sure your chocolate is fluid enough, without overheating.
- Fully allow your chocolates to set and harden before trying to take them out of the mold. You can pop the molds in the fridge for a little bit to help speed up the process.
- And most importantly...HAVE FUN! Get as creative or as simple as you’d like with your flavor or color combinations. The possibilities really are endless!
We hope you enjoyed learning to make chocolate kiss candies with Leanne of May and Marie Baking Co. made. You still have time to make these for your sweetie for Valentine's Day. For more sweet inspiration stop by her Instagram feed to see the other sweet treats Leanne enjoys making. We'll be back here later this week sharing even more chocolate ideas that you can package in our new heart shaped candy box kits!
Happy candy making,
Esther and Leanne for Bakers Party Shop
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