I ordered these fun Star Wars candy molds so I could experiment with them before my sister’s Dinner Club. I wanted to learn about using the molds but also get a feeling for how well the shapes and details show with various materials used in the molds.
There are eight different candy molds in this set: Storm troopers, Darth Vader, Millennium Falcon, R2-D2, Yoda, Boba Fett, Han Solo in carbonite and the X-wing star-fighter.
The first thing we made was ice. We found that some of the molds worked better than others for ice. The Han Solo details didn’t show up very well and the X-wing tends to break off some of the wing details when releasing it from the mold. I think we can over come that by being a little more careful. The X-wing does look great in a glass of water however, so we definitely will keep working with it. The Millennium Falcon and the large R2-D2 I thought would be great for a punch bowl, but unfortunately they float with the detail side down. They do however look wonderful on their side in a glass where they don’t tip over and you see the shape clearly.
The next experiment was to make candy. I chose Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate candy as the mold shapes are fairly large and I thought a filled candy would be better than solid chocolates. I purchased red candy melts to use to accent some of the details in the molds. This is the first step, to melt and add the accents using a toothpick then placing the molds in the freezer for about 10 minutes to let that set before adding the chocolate.
You can see the light on R2-D2 has a red dot of melted candy melts and spots I chose to accent in red on the Millennium Falcon.
The next step is to melt the chocolate and then spoon into the molds and cover the bottom and up the sides of the molds in the chocolate. Put the molds back into the freezer for 10 minutes for that to set. I then added the peanut butter candy filling to each mold making sure there is room on top and the sides to add chocolate to make sure the peanut butter is completely covered. The result is some really fun chocolates. I struggled a little with the red candy mold detail on the Boba Fett symbol but in truth really loved the result. These were really cute and tasted great. My son is a big peanut butter cup fan and he thought these were a great alternative for that candy.
Next experiment will be dark chocolate and white chocolate candy with both red and blue candy melt details. Come back soon to see how they turned out.
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- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup confectioner's sugar
- 4½ tsp butter melted
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup peanut butter, creamy
- In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and ½ cup peanut butter; stir until smooth.
- Spoon a small amount of melted chocolate into each mold cavity and spread so that it covers the entire bottom and up the sides to the top of the mold, but leaving room for the filling. Once all molds are complete, place in freezer for 15 minutes to set.
- Combine ½ cup peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, butter and salt until smooth. Set aside to fill the molds.
- When the chocolate in the molds is set, remove from freezer and place small spoonful of peanut butter filling into each mold and ensure there is room left to cover the filling with chocolate.
- Cover the molds with remaining chocolate coating. If it has set too much, warm it to make it thin again. Fill the molds to the top but try not to over fill. When complete, place back into the freezer for at least 30 minutes to set completely.
- Candy can be stored outside of the freezer or refrigerator in an airtight container.
Adapted from Taste of Home.
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