I love chocolate! And I hate to see any of it go to waste when I’m preparing goodies for my Columbia friends and family.
This week, after making a series of chocolate-dipped pretzel rods in various colors (see previous article), I found I had an overabundance of melted colored chocolates left over.
So, naturally, I decided to try something new.
I happened to have on hand some little teddy bear cupcake pans, so I thought I would attempt to make a candy teddy bear from my leftovers. You can see from the picture that my first effort is not so bad!
You will need:
- Cake mold or candy mold, any shape, any size
- Candy melts (left over or new)
- Pastry brush
- Microwaveable cups for melting the candy
- Melt the candy melts in the microwaveable cups according to the directions on the package.
- Using the pastry brush, paint the mold with colored melted chocolate. I painted my teddy bear’s eyes and bow with red and green.
- Fill in the remainder of the shape with the fill color. I used cocoa. You could use any color you want. Less fill makes a hollow shape; more makes a solid shape.
- Refrigerate until firm.
My only difficulty was in removing the shape from the mold after it had hardened. I think I was supposed to paint the outside of the mold, rather than the inside.
Ideas, anyone? Leave a comment, so I can improve my process!
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