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My Hersey Kisses Aren't Melting! HELP

hubs made peanut blossoms with the hersey kisses last weekend, the kids unwrapped two bags worth of kisses and didn't end up using htem all. I need a last minute token gift for two people so I thought i would melt the kisses on some pretzels and put an m and m on top. I tried at 200 in the toaster oven for intervals of 10 mins and it's been over 40 minutes, I just switched over to my real oven and bumped the temp to 2:50 The kisses aren't melting, I pushed down on one and all it did was try to crumble.

CAN this treat be saved????? I'm reall exhausted and i can't think straight any more, Please please have pity on me and tell me if i can make this work.

Some of you are familiar with these treats it's different than just melting chocolate but soem of the same concepts apply. I won't use the toaster oven next time. I was just tired and trying to do too much at one time. merry crhistmas

What can I do next?

So What Happened?™

ugg still not working. now it is softer but still cracking like i burned the chocolate.

I give up. Just angry i wasted chocolate, I'll have to pull out some new christmas dishtowels i had tucked away. oh well. thanks

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I've never tried to melt chocolate in the oven. It only takes a minute or two in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds or so. Also, I guess I've never tried to melt a Hershey's Kiss...I use baking chocolate for things like that, or almond bark. Sorry it didn't work out for you!!

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I think the temp was too hot. I did mine tonight at 150 for 6 minutes and they turned out beautifully. Sorry yours didn't.

Good luck next time!!

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If you do it at 350 in the oven it is no more than 2 min. I think the chocolate may have burnt already. Those frustrating nights are not fun :(

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I think it was because you did it in the toaster oven and the chocolate was too close to the heat source or the temperature was too low and in for too long and the chocolate ended up scorched on the outside. When I make chocolate pretzel rings, the temperature is 275 for 2-3 minutes.

For those suggesting to melt the chocolate in the pan or a microwave, that won't work for what she was making. The kisses need melted just a little so that an M&M can be pushed down on top so that the chocolate fills the pretzel ring. You can google chocolate pretzel rings for the recipe (I'm on my iPod and have a hard time linking). I have been making these for 13 years.

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The way to melt chocolate( recommended by chefs) is using the double broiler method. You bring water to a boiling in a pan and place another pan above it with the chocolate and melt it. You don't apply direct heat while melting chocolate, maybe that's what went wrong with yours.Sorry.

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I use Rolos and add a pecan on top.... but the idea re: the cream and double boiler sounds good!

If they're crumbling they have already exceeded their heat threshold and won't melt. Plus kisses aren't made to melt, you need chocolate specifically made to melt like CandiQuik sold in supermarkets or Wilton or other candy drops made to melt, sorry.

Can you dip pretzels instead? Put the chocolate along with some whipping cream in a double broiler to melt it, and then dip the pretzels.


I'm sorry it didn't work :( I know that's frustrating!

If you try them again, use square waffle pretzels. (There is less airspace in the square ones, I've found that makes a huge difference.) Make sure you use parchment paper on the cookie sheet. Cook them in the oven at 170. Check on them after 2-9 minutes. Once they are soft enough for the m&m to push them down, they are done.

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