Asked by: Berkis Zhushman
asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th March, 2021

How do you color candy melts with gel food coloring?

Corn Syrup
  1. Heat the corn syrup in the microwave for 10-15 seconds at fifty percent power.
  2. Add a little food gel color to the corn syrup and give it a good stir.
  3. Add it to the modeling chocolate and stir it until it starts to set up. You will know when it starts to become thick. Stop and don't over stir.

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Also asked, can I use gel food coloring in candy melts?

Candy melts/chocolate are oil-based and regular gel colors are water-based. Adding regular gel colors will cause the melts the "seize" which will make the candy melts lumpy and unworkable. I just add a little vegetable oil to the water based colors and it works perfect.

Additionally, can you use gel food coloring in chocolate? Yes, but you must heat the coloring first to make it the same temperature as the chocolate. Add the gel very gradually and mix the chocolate well, as some gel coloring gets quite lumpy.

Subsequently, question is, can you add food color to candy melts?

Candy melts contain oil, so you'll need to use oil-based food coloring -- the standard set of liquid food colors from the supermarket's baking aisle won't work. White candy melts give you the blank canvas you need to make custom colors.

How do you make colored candy melts?

To color Candy Melts, add Wilton Candy Colors to Candy Melts a little at a time. Mix thoroughly before adding more color. It's better to add more candy color than to have a color that's too intense or bright. If you do add too much color, you can lighten the color by adding more white candy melts.

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