Chocolate covered jelly candies are about some of the easiest but prettiest treats you can make. Ok, granted, you can also buy these little treats, but they don’t look as good as it costs more.
Ok, well, you only need a few things to get started.
- Jelly candy (plain or sugar-coated) – you can get these from the bulk food store or virtually any other store that sells candy. Bulk food stores are often cheaper.
- Chocolate melting wafers – these can be purchased from a bulk food store, Walmart, or other areas. You can use chocolate chips if that is what you have.
- Sprinkles/decorations – you can choose any type of these that you like. Usually, smaller items work better. These can be found at any bulk food store, grocery store, and otherwise.
- Mini baking cups – other similar items might work. This is generally for decorative purposes but can really add a nice touch. These products may be found at the same stores that sell the decorations and sprinkles.
To get started…
Take out some of the jellies you want to coat in the chocolate.
Melt the chocolate… it’s usually easier to do this in the microwave, 30 seconds at a time on the medium heat, stirring after each one. Make sure you don’t overheat the chocolate because it will clump.
Dip the jelly candy into the chocolate. If you want the whole candy to be coated, stick the candy on a toothpick and dip it in. Place it on a piece of wax paper, gently removing the toothpick. You may need the help of another toothpick to get the original one removed.
You don’t have to cover the full candy with chocolate. You can dip the jelly candy in partway, leaving part of it exposed. This lets anyone know what flavor the candy is.
Before the chocolate sets, apply the decorations on it. If you are fully covering the jelly with the chocolate, you can dip the candy in the sprinkles or other decorations before even putting it on the plate. Actually, this is possible even if you aren’t – use your imagination with this part. It can be a lot of fun. 🙂
To create a lovely gift, simply put the completed candies in the mini baking cups. These can then be put on a nice tray or plate. These items make lovely gifts for various occasions or even something to bring to a social gathering.
If you want to earn some money…
These are easy candies to make for selling at craft fairs. The presentation of the product and the appearance of the candies are key. If you get both of these right, there’s a lot of potential for sales.