Candy Melts are actually a trademarked name from Wilton for their brand of candy melting wafers. Candy melting wafers are great for so many things like melting, dipping, dunking, and creating candy with molds. They are a fun way to decorate so many desserts and treats.

Pink candy melts in a white bowl on a pink background really close up

What are Candy melting wafers?

They are made to melt and be used as a candy coating for all kinds of desserts.

Plus, you can use candy melts to make molded candies in silicone and plastic molds.

You can find them in all kinds of colors to customize what you’re making. Plus, they come in seasonal flavors like gingerbread and peppermint, too.

They’re perfect for adding a colorful coat to pretzels, cookies, and cake pops.

A heart-shaped peanut butter cup dipped in pink candy melts on a stick with sprinkles.

Are candy melting wafers made from chocolate?

Candy melts are made to be like white chocolate, which is then colored. But instead of using expensive cocoa butter, which is the key component of chocolate’s flavor, they use vegetable oil for candy melts.

What are candy melting wafers made of?

The main ingredients in candy melting wafers are sugar and oil. The sugar adds sweetness while the oil helps the candy break down when heated.

Some candy melting wafers also have flavoring, especially seasonal ones, such as cookie batter, peanut butter, strawberry, chocolate, peppermint, and more.

The basic flavor for most colors of candy melting wafers is flavored vanilla.

Aladdin Genie mold with blue candy melts

Where to buy Candy Melts

You can find candy melting wafers at a lot of places, especially craft stores. Here’s a few places:

  • Amazon
  • Walmart
  • JoAnn Fabrics
  • Michaels
  • Hobby Lobby

Recipes using Candy Melts

Collage with infinity stones, grinch popcorn, and lion king cookies all made with candy melts.

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