Easy Candy Dipped Treats

13 Oct

Hi again!

I made candy dipped treats today!

I was playing with my new Wilton Chocolate Pro.  I used a half-off coupon, and I am so glad I did.  Totally worth it!

You don’t need a melter to make these treats though.  All you need is your favorite brand of candy coating wafers.  They sell them at all craft stores in the candy/ cake decorating aisles.  I used Merkens Orange wafers to make these, but you can pick any color you’d like. 

I grabbed all kinds of things out of my pantry.

Don’t forget the sprinkles!

  

First, melt your candy wafers.  Put half of a cup (or more, depending on what you are coating) in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat them according to the directions on the bag.

And DIP! 

Oatmeal Cream Pies!

Oreos!!

Marshmallows!!

Pretzel sticks!!

The possibilities are endless!!

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Easy Candy Dipped Treats

  • 1 bag of Candy wafers for melting
  • food for dipping (ex. pretzels, cookies, wafers, cream pies,etc….)

– Melt wafers according to directions on bag.

– Dip snacks until coated.  (I put my treats on a fork and dip them and then I tap the fork on the side of the bowl/melter to shake off excess.)

– Top with sprinkles while the melts are still liquid.

– Dry on wax paper.

*It’s a learning process.  Figure out the method that works best for you and stick with it. 

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 Definitely take a lap around the decorating aisle of the craft store. There is some really awesome stuff!

With the Holidays fast approaching, keep these ideas in mind.  You can take some pretty normal things, and make them festive and fun!  Easy!

And it’s so much fun doing these with kids.  It’s the best kind of art project…..edible!!

Have a great weekend!

Enjoy!

Love, Lara

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5 Responses to “Easy Candy Dipped Treats”

  1. Eva Halloween October 13, 2012 at 1:01 am #

    How cute!

    • mombakes October 18, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

      Thank you!! 🙂 Sooo easy!

  2. Karyn - Pint Sized Baker October 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    I love making chocolate dipped – EVERYTHING! I did a review last week on the Wilton Pro and didn’t really like it for cake pops. I also thought the candy got too hot and thick. I was wondering if you have any tricks to using it. Thanks 🙂

    • mombakes October 13, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

      Hi Karyn! It took a little practice, and you can see in the pictures that some of the oreos were dipped at a not melted enough time. I thought it got thick too, I left it in the melting temp instead of turning it down to warm. I also stirred it alot!

      • mombakes October 13, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

        You have me thinking now…..I was thinking while dipping, that it is not deep at all. I had to dip my pretzel sticks sideways and roll them. And being that cake pops are tricky anyway, I think I would just get frustrated. I love that it eliminates the worry of grainy or over cooked melted chocolate…which is such a waste.

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