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How to Pour Hard Candy Into Mold?

Last Updated on February 26, 2024 by Lauren Beck

Being a fan of all things sugary, I have always held a keen interest in the craft of making candy. Making custom candies in any shape or flavor of your choosing is a simple and enjoyable process by pouring hard candy into molds.

In this article, I’ll share everything you need to know about pouring hard candy into molds, including tips for making perfect candies and different types of molds available. 

Whether you’re a candy-making pro or just starting out, you’ll easily create beautiful and delicious hard candies.

How to Pour Hard Candy Into Mold?

To pour hard candy into a mold, follow these simple steps:

  1. Prepare the mold by cleaning it thoroughly and applying a non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and water. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Once the sugar has dissolved, increase the heat to high and cook the mixture until it reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Remove the pan from heat and stir in your desired flavoring and food coloring.
  5. Carefully pour the hot candy mixture into the prepared mold, being careful not to overfill.
  6. Allow the candy to cool completely in the mold before removing it.

How To Make Hard Candy Without Molds?

If you don’t have a candy mold, you can still make hard candy by pouring it onto a greased baking sheet and cutting it into pieces once it has cooled.

What Are The Primary Categories Of Hard Candy Molds?

The primary categories of hard candy molds are:

  • Traditional shapes, such as circles, squares, and hearts.
  • Seasonal shapes include Christmas trees, Easter eggs, and Halloween pumpkins.
  • Custom shapes can be created to fit any occasion or theme.

Which Are The Materials For Hard Candy Molds?

Hard candy molds can be made from a variety of materials, including:

  • Silicone
  • Plastic
  • Metal

Silicone molds are popular due to their flexibility and ease of use. Plastic molds are durable and easy to clean, while metal molds are sturdy and long-lasting.

Hard Candy Recipe

Hard Candy on a Glass Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Flavoring extract and food coloring, as desired

Instructions:

  1. Prepare your mold by cleaning it thoroughly and applying a non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  3. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Once the sugar has dissolved, increase the heat to high and cook the mixture until it reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Remove the pan from heat and stir in your desired flavoring and food coloring.
  6. Carefully pour the hot candy mixture into the prepared mold, being careful not to overfill.
  7. Allow the candy to cool completely in the mold before removing it. [1]

Tips for Making Hard Candy

  • Use a candy thermometer to ensure that the mixture reaches the correct temperature.
  • Stir the mixture constantly to prevent scorching.
  • Use a non-stick cooking spray to prepare your mold for easy release.
  • Use caution when handling hot candy mixtures to avoid burns.
  • Be patient and allow the candy to cool completely before removing it from the mold.

What Is The Difference Between Hard Candy Mold And Chocolate Mold?

Hard candy molds are designed to withstand high temperatures and are often made from silicone, plastic, or metal. 

Chocolate molds are designed for lower temperatures and are typically made from plastic or silicone.

Can Hard Candy Molds Be Used for Making Layered Candies?

Tap the mold gently on a hard surface to release trapped air in hard candy molds after pouring in the hot candy mixture. 

This will help to release any air bubbles that may be trapped in the mixture.

Is It Possible To Make Layered Candy With Hard Candy Molds?

Yes, it is possible to make layered candy with hard candy molds. To create a layered effect, pour a small amount of hot candy mixture into the mold and allow it to cool completely. 

Then, pour another color or flavor of the hot candy mixture on top of the first layer and repeat the process until the mold is full.

Conclusion

Making hard candy is a fun and rewarding activity that anyone can enjoy. Pouring hard candy into molds is a great way to create custom candies for any occasion, and it’s easy to do with just a few simple steps. 

Following the tips and techniques outlined in this article, you can make delicious and beautiful hard candies that will impress you. And with so many different types of molds available, the possibilities are endless. 

So gather your ingredients, prepare your molds, and get ready to pour some sweet and tasty candy that’s sure to delight your taste buds!

Reference:

  1. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/35842/hard-candy/
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