I got the opportunity to try out these really neat Lego Candy Molds and of course I was thrilled! My kids love Lego’s, especially my 9 year old son. I am also excited that if he ever decides to have a Lego themed Birthday Party I will be all set to make awesome little treats to match it. I have never used Candy Molds before so this tutorial is absolutely for beginners and written by one as well. I will say that it was a lot easier than I expected it to be and they also came out so well for my first time I think too. The nice thing with these is that I will know next time more of what I am doing so I know each time I make them they will be better than the last. The plus side is also that these are incredibly easy to use so you dont need to know a lot about making candy to make these yourself.
Here are the 3 candy molds I got to try out. Super awesome as you can see and not only can you make mini Lego guys but also blocks and a bigger sized Lego guy. I decided that I would just go simple for my first time and just use chocolate this go around.
What I used:
- Candy Molds
- Wilton’s Candy Melts in yellow and red
- Zip-lock Baggies (2) (not pictured)
- Wilton Candy Markers (Optional to draw on faces)
Yep, seriously that is all that I used! The baggies are optional as well, I just used them to make it easier to fill in the molds. It does help when you try and get all ambitious like me with your first time. I tried making my bigger Lego guy have more than just one color to see how it turned out which thankfully was awesome, but you can do just solid colors if you want. You can also just use one color of candy melts I just got two to try and do different colors. I also got a set of candy markers so that I could draw on faces.
You will want to start with putting your candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. The house we rent had one over the stove when we moved in but it only likes to work when it feels like it so we also have our old one set up. I just used both at once to melt both of my chocolates at the same time. For the yellow I used my old and followed the directions on the bag which called for turning it down to 50% power and setting it at a minute then stirring. I am not sure if it was the chocolate itself since it was kind of clumped up when I bought it but it just never really turned out right. It seemed like it was too thick but it did still work just not as well I feel as the red. The red I put in my other microwave but couldn’t adjust the power and it came out great I added an extra 15 seconds after the minute stirring each time and it was done.
For the baggies I just put them over a cup I had and filled one with the red and one with the yellow. When I was ready to fill the molds I just cut a very tiny corner off and I also used hair ties to tie them but you could use anything. You will want to make sure your chocolate is cooled enough before putting it in the baggie if you choose to use one. My yellow baggie ended up busting open half way through (Oops) because it just took a lot longer too cool down. You still want it warm just not hot. You can just use a spoon though to add it to the mold as well and it works just fine just might be a little bit messier.
Once you get your candy in the molds you will want to make sure that you kind of tap the mold on a hard surface. It will make sure it gets in all the little crevices and also any air bubbles will come to the top and you can pop them. With the big Lego guy I took my yellow and just filled in his head, hands and feet as high as I could then added some red and finished filling the yellow parts then topped it with red again. Thats just what worked for me but you can do it however is easiest for you. Once you get them filled and all the air bubbles tapped out you can set them in your fridge or even the freezer. I will say you want to make sure they are completely flat so you can stick them on a plate of pan before chilling if needed.
I want to say mine only took about 5 minutes or so and they were ready to come out. When you check them just make sure they are completely set before trying to take them out. If you are unsure just leave them in for another 5-10 minutes. For these molds all you have to do is start pulling around the sides and pushing up from the bottom and they come right out no problem. I had issues with a few of my yellow bricks not wanting to come out but I believe that was because something was off with the candy not the actual mold since others came out perfectly. I guess note to self in the future is not to buy the bag of candy melts if they are a little clumped up lol.
I used the candy markers to draw a few faces on some of the Lego guys. Not my best work but hoping I do better next time and can come up with some really creative faces to draw. I kept mine in the refrigerator until I let my kids eat them so they didn’t melt. I will also be trying these with Jello as well so will see how well that turns out and update when I do. There you have it though! Super easy and also pretty quick as well. You can find the Lego Candy Molds I used on Amazon for $9.99 but I am sure there are others out there as well if you are looking for a different theme.