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Topic: Thinning out Candy Melts
LOVEPOPS 02/01/2011 10:55 AM
I tried thinning out the candy melts by adding some shortening to it but it became clumpy. When do I add it? Before I microwave or after?

ladymac 02/01/2011 11:16 AM
Try butter or cream. All my ganace recipes use butter and cream. Melt first, thin after and only a little bit at a time. A little bit of thinning goes a looong way!
thin4life 02/05/2011 9:12 PM
To thin candy melts, add oil or paramount crystals.
bunnywoman 02/06/2011 10:48 AM
I add canola oil to mine.
FitMom 02/09/2011 7:41 AM
Cool! I found the candy melts a bit too thick to properly coat the cake ball pops and get a nice smooth coating.

So, I will try these tips next time. I've heard of shortening.
pastelitos 02/09/2011 10:14 AM
I use vegetable oil.
jennibinks 02/10/2011 9:00 PM
Paramount crystals, vegetable oil or any pure oil. No butter, cream or milk, those still have a lot of water in them and can make the candy seize.
LilMommaK 10/30/2011 5:48 PM
Just had to add that I was JUST having this trouble while coating my cake pops and I added Crisco, about a tsp per cup of wafers. Worked like a charm!