How do I make candy shells?

by antony.trupe   Last Updated May 27, 2018 22:17 PM

How do I make candy shells like M&Ms or Reese's Pieces have?

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Answers 2


You can give your candies hard shells by dipping them into a melted mixture of one part water, two parts sugar, and 1/2 part corn syrup. Melt those ingredients together over medium to medium-high heat until the sugar has totally dissolved and the mixture is at the hard crack stage (295-310° F./146-154° C.). Remove your pot of glaze from the heat and place it into a waiting metal bowl of ice water. Once the glaze has stopped bubbling, begin dipping your candies immediately. Once dipped, set them on an appropriate, lightly greased surface to cool (use a flavorless oil or kitchen spray for greasing).

You'll want to skewer your candies to dip them; never attempt to dip candies into hot glaze by hand. You'll also want to set everything up for dipping before you make your glaze: have your bowl of ice water ready; have a greased tray or marble slab/counter ready to receive your dipped candies; have your kitchen to yourself (distractions aren't good when working with hot glaze).

Your glaze will cool very quickly, so work carefully but efficiently.

Iuls
Iuls
August 08, 2010 23:59 PM

How would you do this if you were useing a candy coating panner. I keep trying but as soon as the syrup hits the chewing gum peices they all want to stick together.

Candy Man
Candy Man
May 27, 2018 21:46 PM

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