I have a bad habit of over-estimating the amount of candy melts and/or chocolate I need for a recipe. Whether it’s for dipping cake lollipops, or drizzling over a dessert, I always seem to have some leftover. I used to just throw it away, but it got to a point where it felt as if I was throwing money away. Finally I realized that I could save it.
At first, I would just through it all into a container but then it would harden in this huge block that was hard to handle. Then I tried saving it in the squirt bottles, but that was even worse. Finally I got the idea that I could just form the candy melts/chocolate back into the shape that I received them – small rounds.
What I did was carefully spoon the melted candy melts/chocolate onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat (or parchment paper if you don’t own a silicone mat). I swirled the candy melt/chocolate into a small, flat round. Then I kept creating these small rounds until I ran out of the candy melt/chocolate. I let the rounds cool until completely hardened, and then peeled them off the mat and stored them in a sealed container (or plastic baggie).
It was as if I never used them in the first place. Now I am able to store them easily and have them readily available to use for a different dessert/project.
Now I never have to throw melted candy melts or chocolate away. I’m so happy I thought of this idea! And my wallet is especially happy :). The best part is that it couldn’t be easier. A quick, easy, and money-saving solution – the best kind!
What to do with Leftover Melted Candy Melts or Chocolate
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Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Using a spoon, carefully scoop a small spoonful of the melted candy melts or chocolate. Carefully drop the melted candy melts/chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet into a small round. Gently swirl the spoon onto the round to make sure it is round and flat. Repeat with remaining candy melts or chocolate.
Allow the rounds to dry completely, about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Once dry, carefully peel up the candy/chocolate rounds. Place the rounds in a sealed container or plastic baggie. Store the candy/chocolate in a dark, cool place.
Now you are ready to use the candy melts/chocolate again whenever you need them.