Since I started as a Dove Chocolate Discoveries Chocolatier, I’ve acquired some candy making equipment that I’ve been dying to try out and so I decided that today was the day! So here is a crash course in making molded chocolates with a tempering unit and transfer sheets. I have two magnetic molds, a circle and an oval (there is also a heart shaped one but I don’t have it yet!).
They are magnetic which is awesome because the top and bottom come apart
making it possible to put a transfer sheet between the two pieces
which, when you pour the chocolate on top will transfer to the chocolates giving them lovely designs! And looking like they came from a fine chocolate shop but no, they came from your kitchen!
I didn’t have enough Dove white chocolate on hand so I used Wilton Candy Melts for the white chocolates and the pink polka dot transfer sheets and I used Dove Milk Chocolate for the chocolate ones with the white swirly transfer sheet.
I melted the candy melts in the microwave but I used my new tempering unit for the milk chocolate
I was intimidated at first but there is a video on You Tube that tells you exactly how to use the tempering unit (I think I just searched “Dove Chocolate Discoveries” and it came up).
Here is the process from start to finish:
1 Separate molds into 2 pieces, cut a transfer sheet to fit in the mold, make sure rough and not smooth side of transfer sheet is facing up, place in mold and snap mold back together.
2 Melt chocolate in either microwave or tempering unit.
3 Fill molds with chocolate using either a ladle or spoon and then use a scraper to smooth excess chocolate from molds.
4 Place in fridge for 30 – 45 minutes or until chocolates are set.
5 Remove from fridge, carefully pull molds apart, carefully peel transfer sheet from candies, carefully pop candies out of molds! Ta da! Done!