To make it, you will need the following ingredients:
12 oz Wilton’s candy melts 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- If you decide to make modeling chocolate with REAL chocolate, then use the following ingredients: 1 pound chocolate (the best baking chocolate you can find like Ghiradelli) and 1/2 cup light corn syrup.
- The METHOD for making modeling chocolate is the SAME whether you use candy melts or real chocolate.
- Different brands of chocolate have different fat content and that will cause your modeling chocolate to behave differently.
- If your modeling chocolate is very crumbly and starts falling apart when you are kneading it, that means you should add more corn syrup next time.
- If your modeling chocolate is too soft, you should add less corn syrup next time.
- DO NOT knead modeling chocolate too much…only knead for about 10-15 seconds. OVER-KNEADING makes it very oily and crumbly and almost impossible to work with.
- If you are using white chocolate to make modeling chocolate, you can use candy colors or fondant gel colors to tint it any shade you want.
With that being said, here are the steps for making modeling chocolate:
Step 1: Place candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and start melting it at 15 second increments.
Step 2: Make sure to take your bowl out of the microwave every 15 seconds and mix everything with a spoon. Continue doing this until your chocolate is completely melted.
Before moving on to the next step, please make sure this chocolate is not too hot. It should be slightly warm and if a drop of it was to touch your wrist, it should NOT hurt or burn.
Step 3: Now, pour the corn syrup…
Step 4: And mix until…
It’s just blended. Please DO NOT over-mix since it will start to break down and become very oily!!!! Basically, it should look like a wet and messy blob just like this…
Step 6: Pour this batter on a sheet of saran wrap and flatten it with your hands.
Step 7: Let it come down to room temperature and then wrap it completely in saran wrap. Keep it at room temperature overnight.
Step 8: The next day, your modeling chocolate is ready to be used. It’s going to be hard…Modeling chocolate gets hard at room temperature. But don’t worry…you can make it soft again.
Step 9: Take out small portions of modeling chocolate and knead them for 10-15 seconds. The warmth of your hands and fingers will make it soft. Roll it out and you are ready to decorate.
Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes OR use it to make flowers OR whatever else you like
I really hope you guys like using modeling chocolate just as much as me!