Candy Melts Make Easter Fun

Mar 22

Candy Melts Make Easter Fun

I have been a fan of Vermont Nut Free ever since my son was diagnosed with allergies to peanuts and tree nuts four years ago. Their high-quality chocolates are now a staple in our household for pretty much all the holidays. And, with Easter around the corner, I’m putting together an order for their delicious chocolate bunnies. We’ll also be making some of our own Easter chocolates, which will be equally delicious, thanks to Vermont Nut Free.

I’ve accumulated a few candy molds, most of which I bought at our local bulk food store.  I felt a bit odd shopping there, since bulk food is off limits for the reason of potential cross-contamination. My impression is that the store is about 20 per cent bulk nuts, so the potential is high indeed. But, I’ve got some cute molds, including some of bunnies and one of various farm animals (which might also be appropriate for the season).

Last time I ordered chocolates from Vermont Nut Free, for Valentine’s Day, I ordered some of their candy melts as well. I purchased all three flavours: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate. Last week I got around to trying out the milk chocolate melts, which I used to make some turtle-shaped chocolates I used to garnish a dessert I’d made. I was very pleased with the results.

I used a double-boiler to melt the chocolate, which melted quickly and smoothly. I spooned the melted chocolate into the molds and popped them in the freezer for about 10 minutes, and then popped out the finished products. They were shiny and beautiful. They didn’t start melting in my hands as I handled them, as had been my experience using chocolate chips for melting chocolate.

And they were delicious. I’m looking forward to our Easter chocolate-making; but, really, I think I’ll be making my own little chocolates for just about every occasion, or even no occasion, from now on.