How to Make Solid or Filled Chocolates

It's easy to create your own chocolates! With many different designs to choose from, you can create everything from chocolate bunny suckers to colorful party favors!  
 
Chocolate bunny suckers
 
 
Once your chocolate is melted and smooth, and you've added your colors and flavors, you can begin molding! Whether using hard plastic or silicone, make sure you begin with a clean, dry mold. 
 
 
Solid Chocolates
	1. To make your solid chocolates more interesting and colorful, you may want to decorate them first. This is achieved by filling in the portions of the mold with different colored coating (candy writers work best), before filling.
	2. When you've finished decorating, let the mold harden in the freezer for a few minutes.
	3. Once hardened, you may fill each cavity of the mold with melted chocolate to the top. If making sucker molds, place the sucker stick in the mold first, and pour chocolate over it. Use a flat leveler or knife to scrape off any excess chocolate from top/rim of the mold.
	4. Put in freezer for approximately 5-6 minutes to set and until the chocolate pulls slightly away from mold.
	5. When completely set, invert the mold to release the chocolates (you can also lightly tap on the counter to release). they are now ready to serve!
 
 
Filled Chocolates
	1. Fill each cavity of the mold with melted chocolate and invert the mold to pour out the excess chocolate into a bowl. An alternative method is to use a hobby brush to "paint" the sides of each cavity with chocolate - the goal is to evenly coat the cavity. Use a flat leveler or knife to scrape off any excess chocolate from top/rim of the mold. 
	2. Let the mold harden in the freezer for 4-5 minutes. 
	3. Use the filling of your choice - such as caramel, peanut butter or raspberry - in the chocolate coated cavities, leaving at least 1/8" headspace.
	4. Pour more melted chocolate on top of the filling (a squeeze bottle or piping bag works well), making sure the filling is completely sealed. Tap a few times to release any bubbles. Scrape off the excess.
	5. Put in freezer for approximately 5-6 minutes to set and until the chocolate pulls slightly away from mold.
	6. When completely set, invert the mold to release the chocolates (you can also lightly tap on the counter to release). They are now ready to serve!
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