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Jul 3, 2010 04:20 AM

Wilton's Candy Melts

While at michael's, I stumbbled upon this bag of Wilton's candy melts. i bought it out of curiosity but im not sure what to do with it, how to treat them... can i use them as if they were couverture chocolate? melt it for covered chocolate strawberries.... use it for chocolate making: like these?

i'm guessin these cant be as tasty as couverture but it is a lot more accessible to me, that and they carry SOOO many colors with its respective flavor:

i used to make these: while i was in peru visitin my mom, she got me into it, theyre filled with dulce de leche and pecans[the most common filling


finally, my question is: would the candy melts work out for this kind of thing?

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  1. You are right-- they aren't as tasty as couverture, nor are they particularly tasty period. I think that the white chocolate ones are much better than the milk or dark in terms of taste...the milk and dark just taste off whereas the white tastes like low-quality white chocolate that many of us are familiar with. They are convenient to use for decorating purposes and could definitely be used for something like chocolate covered strawberries or the recipe you linked to above. But, I personally would use real chocolate unless you aren't too concerned with taste. They are less finicky than real chocolate and perhaps cheaper, but I don't think it is worth substituting them on a regular basis for the real thing.