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Home Town: Little Chute, Wisconsin, USA
Living In: Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
Kim's Cooking Now! is asking: (1 answer)
Help . . just tried to make these: The kisses wouldn't melt! I kept checking them, but they remained hard. I left them in for about 10 minutes at 250, kept checking them after 3-4-5 minutes, etc. What did I do wrong? Can I salvage the kisses? Maybe put them over a double boiler and melt them down, or are they beyond saving?

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Last updated: Dec. 13, 2012 5:20 am
Posted: Dec. 12, 2012 4:00 pm
Answered by: Connie-O
Dec. 12, 2012 4:04 pm
The recipe states 350 degrees not 250. I've made a similar recipe and the kisses melted just fine.
Dec. 12, 2012 4:06 pm
Remove them..they won't melt but they are soft...push the candy into them and they mush up.
Kim's Cooking Now!
Dec. 12, 2012 4:24 pm
I was following someone else's review, to use a 250 degrees for 10 minutes. That didn't work, so I turned the oven up to 350, and left them in for a few minutes, but they just got harder. They are not softening! They are a waxy mess. They won't melt. Seems like they are never going to melt!
Kim's Cooking Now!
Dec. 12, 2012 4:25 pm
I did try to remove them and push the M & M into them, but they just crumble!!! Now I just want to try to salvage the ingredients. Any ideas?
Dec. 12, 2012 4:40 pm
I have no further advice but if it were me, I would try again with fresh ingredients, set the oven for 350 and do a test run with just 2 or 3 smooches.
Dec. 12, 2012 4:43 pm
You could chop up the ruined chocolate and make chocolate chip cookies.
Dec. 12, 2012 4:53 pm
I agree with Connie, try to make chocolate chip cookies, add the M and M too.
Patty Cakes
Dec. 12, 2012 5:44 pm
Use them as topping for ice cream and start over!!
What's for dinner, mom?
Dec. 12, 2012 5:47 pm
I made these today. If you leave the oven on the chocolate gets dry and rusty. Best way to make these is to turn the oven on and let it get hot. Shut it off and then put the candies in. Leave the oven door open just a bit. Wait 10 minutes for chocolate to melt. The kisses will slowly soften and you can see the melt. Once soft you can put the candies on.
What's for dinner, mom?
Dec. 12, 2012 5:47 pm
LOL - gets dry and... crusty! Not rusty! :)
Kim's Cooking Now!
Dec. 12, 2012 6:06 pm
WFDM - I think that's what happened. Did you put your oven on 350? I think I'll try again tomorrow. Thanks everyone else for the suggestions on what to do with the kisses & M&Ms.
Dec. 12, 2012 6:33 pm
I think I see the problem. The reviewer who lowered the oven to 250 used candy melts, much smaller and thinner than a candy Kiss. If you're using Kisses, you will need a higher temperature to get the larger amount of chocolate to melt. Try the 350 called for in the recipe and you should be good to go :)
What's for dinner, mom?
Dec. 13, 2012 5:18 am
I used peanut butter candy melts on the second batch. They were a bit grainy but the Hubs was happy with them! :) I might have taken them out too soon though...?
What's for dinner, mom?
Dec. 13, 2012 5:20 am
Kim, I did set the oven to 350 and once it beeped I shut it off and placed the candies inside. Try again and just keep an eye on them. Leave the door open a crack so you an see them easily. It will stay plenty warm to melt the chocolate without the crusting over effect. Good luck! :) Jan
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