BAKING TIPS: How to save Wilton Candy Melts for later
I get supplies for one project and I always have left over, and I never want to waste it because A: It's expensive B: You never know when you are going to need it for your next project.
The same goes for Candy Melts. I love this product. It's shelf stable, comes in all colors and flavors, and you can remelt it over and over again. That goes for cooled and stored melts, too. But I have always struggled with saving left over melted Candy Melts. I usually let it cool in the bowl, then chisel it out with a fork and knife accompanied with many "sentence enhancers". It's not a great (or easy) technique.
My recent project involved using Candy Melts to create ghost creatures for my daughter's birthday cake, and I used parchment to shape them and let them set. Then it dawned on me (well, it was more of a face palm moment), why not scrape the extra-melty-ooze onto a piece of parchment and spread it with a knife in an even layer. Then let it cool right on there, and break it up once it's set in even chunks and store in a ziploc bag for later.
It worked like a dream!
Next time you have a good handful of extra melted Candy Melts, layer it on some parchment, let it cool, break it up with your hands and store! DONE!