All You Need to Know About Chocolate Candy Molds

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Just about everyone loves candy, and lots of people love chocolate. So bringing the two together is a dream come true for many people. Chocolate candy molds make this a reality for anyone who wants to make their own chocolate candy. You can find these at many speciality stores that sell candy or chocolate molds.

Types of Molds

The first types were made from cast iron, and later on, aluminium became quite popular. Over time with technological advances, rubber became a popular choice for chocolate or candy molds. These days there are various other materials used to make these items such as polycarbonate plastic, flexible plastic and food-grade silicone. It is also possible to find just about any shape imaginable. They also come in different sizes, so you can get one with 10 cavities or 28 depending on your needs. All commercially made molds are from FDA approved material so they are safe to use for making and molding edible treats.

Before Using Them

Before using any mold it is important to wash them first with mild soap warm water, except for plastic molds where no soap should be used. The taste of the soap will linger in plastic and be transferred to the chocolate or candy. They should not be washed in the dishwater as either they will still absorb the soap or some will not survive exposure to the heat.


Interestingly, chocolate candy molds by Nycake can be used for other things as well such as for making gelatins, fondant and even soap. Of course, after using for soap, it should be kept for this purpose only. Depending on whether it is being used for chocolate or candy, you may need to grease the cavity with non-stick cooking spray. This will make it easy to remove the finished product without breaking them into pieces.

For soft candies, flexible plastic molds tend to be a good choice. These types of molds are easier to twist to remove soft candies without causing the candies to crumble or break. The patterns and designs possible all come down to creativity in using decorative toppings and swirls with the chocolate used to cover the candies. With the right kind of care, these items can last for years. So after washing, they should be laid flat and allowed to dry. They should be stored in a dry, cool area until you need to use them.

You can get various types of chocolate candy molds from . They carry different sizes and styles.