If you want to make bite size candy then using a candy mold is the only way to go. Candy molds are available in a variety of different shapes and sizes and allow you to make some fantastic looking treats! Have you considered making candy lollipops or candy plaques?
By searching online you can find candy molds in golf ball shapes, frogs, building blocks, musical shapes, Disney characters along with rectangular and round shaped molds for creating your own designs.
What to Look for in a Candy Mold
The first thing you want to remember when looking for a candy mold is that not all molds are suitable for making hard candy. So think about the type of candy you will be making with each particular mold.
Your mold should be easy to use, large enough for your purpose and should allow for easy removal of the candy. Of course quick and easy clean up is another must on your list!
When purchasing a shaped mold remember to look to see how many candies can be made per tray. If you are making candy for a fund raising or school event you may need to purchase more than one tray. So keep in mind the number of candies you intend to make and how much time you have available. You really don’t want to be up all night making multiple trays of candies!
Popular Candy Molds
One popular selling candy mold is the Frog Chocolate Candy Mold. This candy mold is made from durable PETG plastic, which by the way is approved by the FDA. This mold is reusable but not suitable for making hard candy. Plus it is not dishwasher safe. This type of mold is great for making chocolate and you could even use it to make miniature soaps!
With this Frog mold you can make eight frogs at one time, apparently they turn out to be very realistic and measure 2.75 x 1.75 x 1 inch. This is not a bad size at all. Lots of customers who purchase this mold use it to make additional Harry Potter themed candy, great for a kid’s party!
The price of this mold is just under two dollars so you can easily purchase a couple of these. Just be sure not to use milk chocolate morsels as apparently the frogs won’t harden properly.
The Freshware 30-Cavity Silicone Chocolate, Jelly and Candy Mold
This candy mold is made from silicone and has 30 mini cavities for you to fill. This is perfect if you need to make larger quantities of the same candy. The tray holds 6 different shapes which is convenient for mixing and matching your candy.
Dimensions of the Freshware Candy Mold
• Size: 11 x 9.4 x 0.6 inches
• Weight: 12.8 ounces
• Shipping Weight: 1 pound
• Can be shipped outside of U.S
• Cup Size: 1.2 x 1.2 x 0.6 inches
• Cup Volume: 30 x 10 ml
Customers so far have been thrilled by this candy mold. They just love the assortment of shapes. The mold makes it easy to remove the hardened candy and clean up is a breeze. The only downside is that because the trays are bendable you need to be careful not to spill out the liquid chocolate when you first fill them.
This mold comes in a red color which allows more experienced candy makers to see where they have painted their mold. Customers have actually asked for more molds to be available with different shapes.
The Freshware mold can withstand temperatures from -40 to 446 degrees Fahrenheit. It is also microwave, oven, and dishwasher and freezer safe. It is important to note that many other molds are not this sturdy, so this type of mold could be a wise investment.
Another fun mold which we wanted to tell you about is the Building Blocks Chocolate Candy Mold. This would be ideal for a Lego Party. The mold measures 8 x 2 x 10 inches. It is made from plastic approved by the FDA but is not suitable for the dishwasher.
You can easily make 8 building blocks with each tray. Customers did note that the block size is a little larger than a regular Lego block. But these colorful chocolate candy bricks added fun to parties. Kids just loved having them as a decoration for their cupcakes!
As you can see there are all kinds of candy molds available. The biggest thing to keep in mind is how durable you want your molds to be. If you are just using these molds for a onetime event then a plastic mold by be suitable. However, if you plan on making candy regularly you may want to spend a little more on a silicone mold. Yes, it does cost more, but will last for a long time. Plus silicone candy molds have the added advantage of being dishwasher safe. Who doesn’t want clean up to be as simple as possible?