Are Candy Melts Vegan?

Candy Melts candy is a sweet confectionary covering that may be used to dip goodies, mould sweets, pipe and drizzle decorations, and even make ganache. It’s available in a number of hues and tastes, can be liquefied to a semi-liquid state, has a smooth and glossy surface when hardened and comes with shiny finish.

Candy Melts can also be used to make ganache and fudge, in addition to the traditional purposes. It can be poured or thinned down to a pouring consistency. Colors may be combined to create new colors and unused candy may be re-melted and reused.

Keep on reading to find out everything you need to know about Candy Melts, including whether they’re vegan or not.

Are Candy Melts Vegan?

Candy Melts are vegan-friendly. They’re wafers composed mostly of sugar, milk solids, and vegetable oils with other ingredients added for taste and color. The ‘Cocoa’ and ‘Chocolate’ varieties of Candy Melts also include cocoa powder in them.

Wilton Bright White Candy Melts® Candy, 12 Oz, Pack of 6

How Long Do Candy Melts Take to Harden?

When it comes to hardening, candy can take anywhere from 5 to 60 minutes. In the refrigerator, small items like cake pops, dipped pretzels, or drizzled popcorn can harden in around 10 to 20 minutes.

Larger candy projects, such as bark or cake toppers, might take a bit longer, perhaps around 45 minutes.

​What Do Candy Melts Candy Taste Like?

Traditional Candy Melts are vanilla-flavored, however they come in a variety of limited edition flavors, including dark cocoa and light cocoa. If you want to mix your own flavor, make sure it’s oil-based. Anything that isn’t oil-based will destroy your melted candy.

How to Color Candy Melts Candy?

You can customize your own candy melts by choosing any color you like.

I don’t recommend using icing colors or Color Right food coloring to color your sweets, as they are not oil-based and may harm the candy. To make a variety of hues, combine different colors of Candy Melts candies.

Do Candy Melts Expire?

Candy Melts are best consumed within 18 months of the date they were produced, though they will last a long time if kept correctly. Each package has a stamped series of numbers and letters on it to help identify when it was packed.

How to Store Candy Melts Candy?

The wonderful news is that leftover molded candy or dripped-off, crumb-free melted candy, may be re-melted and reused. Follow these simple storage recommendations to keep your sweets as fresh as possible.

Allow the cooled candy to rest for at least one hour. Place the candy or remaining wafers in an airtight plastic bag or container.

Place your sweets in a cool, dry location. Do not refrigerate or freeze your candy; the moisture from these cold conditions may be absorbed into it and cause uneven melting.

What Are Candy Melts Used For?

Candy Melts may be used for a variety of tasks, from dipping cake pops to molding your own sweets.


Plastic and silicone candy molds may be used to shape Candy Melts into a variety of forms and patterns. I recommend melting your sweets in a disposable decorating bag before spooning them into the mold for optimum results.

Molds are a great way to add color, sweetness and whimsy to cakes and cupcakes. They may be eaten right out of the mold or used as toppings for other desserts. You can also stuff them with sweets, nuts, chocolate, or peanut butter.


Marbles are a popular choice for cake pops and donuts. All you need is one main color and a few accent colors to create the marble effect.

To marbleize chocolate, simply melt all of your sweets separately, as directed on the package. Lightly swirl the colors together using a toothpick after drizzling your primary color over it. For an interesting effect, dip your items in the swirled candy!

Candy Melts for Cake Pops

Candy Melts are a popular treat in the United States, where they’re known as Pop Rocks. The candy helps to preserve the flavor and moisture of the pop while also providing a blank canvas for decoration.

I prefer using a Candy Melting Pot to coat cake pops. After that, thin your candy with EZ Thin to ensure your sweets remain consistent in texture from start to finish.

Dipping and Drizzling

Everything tastes better with a delicious coating! You may have fun dipping all of your favorite foods into your preferred Candy Melts candy hues, from apple slices to potato chips.

Candy Brush Strokes

To make candy strokes, spread a thin layer of sweets on parchment paper using a brush or a spatula. These candy lines can be used to create wings, leaves, and feathers after they’ve set.

Melissa is a food enthusiast and one of the founders of Kitchen Study - a food blog about the vegan lifestyle, meal delivery services and cooking guides. She writes about delicious vegan dishes from all over the world. From quick and easy weekday lunches to perfect Sunday dinner recipes, we have it all covered!