If you’re looking for a fun, colorful and easy way to add color to your chocolate treats, blue candy melts are the perfect solution! They’re versatile and flavored with vanilla, making them the perfect base for dipping strawberries, coating pretzels or molding into candies for parties and special occasions.
What can I use instead of Candy Melts?
To create navy-blue chocolate, you’ll need to first melt white chocolate in a microwave or double boiler. Then, gradually add a small amount of royal blue and violet oil-based food coloring.
Make sure you mix the colors correctly to prevent a seize or hardened chocolate. You’ll need one part of royal blue, one part of violet and two parts of white chocolate to get the exact shade you want. You can also try using a combination of dark and light blue candy melts to achieve a rich, deep shade. For example, if you have three ounces of dark blue candy melts, you can mix two ounces of white candy melts and one ounce of black candy melts for a rich navy-blue ganache.
Alternatively, you can use a candy-coated toothpick to color the chocolate. This works well, but be sure to dispose of the candy-coated toothpick after its first use since it may contaminate the color.
You can make this deceptively simple bark using an 11 x 17-inch piece of parchment and three bowls of white, navy and light blue candy melts. Microwave each candy melt in 30-second intervals, stirring halfway through. Once smooth, pour it onto the parchment and drag a skewer through the colours to create abstract swirls.