Time Required :
About an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

mermaid tail treats

Have a whale of a good time making these gorgeous Mermaid Tail Treats! We’ve teamed up with Craftsy® to show you how easy they are to put together. Just check out the video and supply list below to DIY your own colorful candies!
Step 1

Melt your chocolate in a microwave, double boiler or chocolate melting pot (on low heat). 

TIP: Stir occasionally, to make sure your chocolate heats evenly.

Step 2

Pour the melted candy into your molds until the mold is full, scrape away any excess chocolate with a spatula to level out the surface, and gently tap the mold on the counter to release any air bubbles.

TIPS:

   -  If you are filling multiple cavities, pouring the melted chocolate into a piping bag can reduce splatter and overfilling.
   -  Place the mold on a cake board for easy tapping and transport if you’re chilling it in the fridge.
   -  Set-up time for the Candy Melts® will vary based on the size of your mold and the temperature in your environment. You can chill the mold in the fridge to speed up the cooling process.
Step 3

After the candy has had time to cool and settle, flip the mold over onto the cookie sheet and gently press the back sides of the molds to pop them out.

TIPS: If there’s a chocolate overhang, rub it lightly with your finger or a brush to remove it.

Step 4
To add dimension (and a bit of shine!), dust your chocolates with edible shimmer, using a food-safe brush, working from one side to the opposite side.
Step 5

Insert a candy stick at least halfway through your pre-made rice cereal treat, until the candy stick feels secure. Repeat for the rest of your treats.

TIP: If the stick doesn’t feel stable, then push it all the way through, dip the bottom in chocolate, then pull the stick back through to secure it.

Step 6

Melt the chocolate for dipping rice cereal treats.

TIP: While the Candy Melts® are warming, gather your candy decorations (tails, shells, sprinkles) and place them in small glass bowls.

Step 7
Dip each rice cereal treat ¾ of the way into your melted chocolate. Let the excess chocolate drip off and tap the treat a few times on the side of your warming bowl.
Step 8

Place your dipped rice cereal treat onto parchment paper, and decorate it by adding the mermaid tail, shell and sprinkles. Repeat for the rest of the treats.

TIPS: 

   -   Once the rice cereal treat is dipped, the decorations should be added right away, so they’ll stick easily.
   -  If the chocolate is too wet, the decorations can slide off. If it’s too dry, they won’t stick.
   -  Here’s the solution: Dip two rice cereal treats and decorate the first one you dipped, then decorate the second one. This gives a little time for the chocolate to start setting, but still allows the decorations to stick to the chocolate without falling off.
Step 9
Let your beautiful mermaid tail creations cool until the chocolate is firm.

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  • Pre-Made Rice Cereal Treats (or Homemade)
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