I’ve been wanting to share these candy melts cupcakes with you but lack of time and a migraine have both prevented me to read or write anything during these last days. Migraine or not, I still need to take care of my 20 month old boy; he loves watching his cartoons, play with his toys and cars all day, there is so much noise in this house, it doesn’t help with the migraine but he is worth it.
Anyhow, let’s go back to these delicious candy melts cupcakes, since last week, I have been experimenting in the kitchen with Valentine day in my mind, it is only a couple of days away and I would love to prepare something small for my hubby. This year, we won’t be exchanging any gifts; so food, candy and desserts is all I have left. You will see more of my treats in the next posts to come. I also wanted to mention that I have tried different recipes in the kitchen but most of them have not come out as great as I thought they would. I must admit when I bake new recipes for the first time, is not always easy even when I think I got everything figured out.
Last week, I bought these Wilton Candy Melts along with the Wilton candy Mold at Michael’s, the arts and crafts store, only one of my favorite stores. They were inexpensive and too cute to not bring them home with me, so I went ahead and got them in pink and white with Valentine’s day in mind. I didn’t mind buying them either because they are in plastic, reusable and easy to wash:
Let me show you, how easy it is to prepare them:
Put the candy melts in separate bowls, so you can put them on the microwave for two minutes, I suggest for you to follow the directions on the package
This is how the candy melts look after 2 minutes in the microwave,stir it to make sure it’s completely melted because you might need to put them back in the microwave for a couple of minutes:
Pour the melted candy to the plastic candy mold using a small spoon. Refrigerate for about 10 to 12 minutes, I suggest to then put them in the freezer for only 2 minutes, to make sure they are hard and easy enough to remove from their mold:
this is how the candy cupcakes look in the mold once they have been refrigerated :
This is another close-up of one of the candy cupcakes before removing it from the plastic mold
What do you think?
aren’t they lovely ?
this is how they look after you carefully removed them from the plastic mold:
Now look at them; candy melts cupcakes!
Once they were ready, I couldn’t stop staring at them, they were so pretty and glossy:
This is another close up picture:
You can also add candy, chocolate, cookies or any small treat inside if you would like to give them as a gift! it’s perfect for Valentine day in pink or red. I will be making more of these in different colours for different occasions:
Here he is, my little helper, helping me in any way he can. I didn’t want him to eat these, but he had been such a good assistant while I was preparing them that I gave in:
these candy melts cupcakes didn’t last much, he broke them, ate the chocolate chips inside and then licked them all, we still ate them after he licked them!
I had tons of leftover melted candy, so I put the candy back in the microwave for a few seconds and grabbed some strawberries from the fridge, added a coat of candy to the strawberries and voila, a snack for mommy; strawberry-candy
the strawberry-candy instantly disappeared !!!!!
Guess who ate them all? ME!
Will you be making any special treats for Valentine’d day?
Thanks again for stopping by!