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Candy Melts for Ganache?

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Hello-Can I use as a substitute for chocolate chips in a ganache recipe?
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Ewwww. Wilton candy melts do not ganache make. You could but I wouldn't tell people it was ganache. I don't know what you would call it.
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I'm convinced that candy melts aren't even food.
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post #4 of 40
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THANKS! I was really thinking of trying it & now I know better!
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Maybe I'll try it and let you know....I have some lying around
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The thing I really hate about candy melts is that they get all waxy with an almost flaky look when they harden again. Once I mistakenly used them to coat the tops of cupcakes, and man was I disappointed. Never again!
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I've made it with them, this is actually the only way I have done it and it works just fine. I like the darker candy melts. Those that have eaten it have never complained or said anything bad about it. In fact they have all loved it.
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post #8 of 40
I use semi sweet chocolate chips all the time for ganache and it's gorgeous and shiny and delicious!

Here's a cake covered in it.
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post #9 of 40
Chocolate chips, sure. Wilton candy melts? Uhhhhh, that ain't ganache.
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Originally Posted by txcupcake

icon_surprised.gif NONONONONONONONONONONO!!! icon_surprised.gif

I'm convinced that candy melts aren't even food.

Yikessss, they're not food???? what are they??? I know that Wilton's candy melts are pretty bad so I never buy them.
I buy mine from a little shop that swears her candy melts are made out of real chocolate...
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I see your comment about using semi sweet chips for ganache. Do you just melt them or do you add heavy cream. Thanks - love your cake. Nana
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I'm convinced that candy melts aren't even food.



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post #13 of 40
i use wilton or merkens chocolate disk all the time for making ganache. i do consider mine food.. sorry for those that are above using wilton products.. like TexasSugar. all that i make it for ... love it.. my family loves it when i make ganache.. i use the dk. chocolate when i make it. have made with the merkens pure white. and wilton white...
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Originally Posted by icer101

i use wilton or merkens chocolate disk all the time for making ganache. i do consider mine food.. sorry for those that are above using wilton products.. like TexasSugar. all that i make it for ... love it.. my family loves it when i make ganache.. i use the dk. chocolate when i make it. have made with the merkens pure white. and wilton white...



Oh icer, everyone knows how in love with Wilton products that you are, and it's ok. I use a lot of Wilton products. Yet again, let's clarify that Wilton on the whole is not crap. Some things they make are crap. Candy melts serve a purpose. Ganache ain't one of them. Sorry, I don't care what you want to call it, but it ain't ganache.
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Originally Posted by nanaburrows

I see your comment about using semi sweet chips for ganache. Do you just melt them or do you add heavy cream. Thanks - love your cake. Nana



Yep, 1 part heavy cream and 2 parts chocolate chips.

I've made a ganache filling before using milk chocolate almond bark (probably just like wilton's candy melts) and it was good (little sweeter than I personally like because it was milk chocolate and not semi sweet )...but the flavor was good! I guess I think of chocolate chips as being the same as candy melts (aka cheaper alternative to good quality chocolate)
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