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Old 09-11-2012, 04:51 PM   #11
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The round examples are malt balls and that's malt ball style. Home mades usually have a flat bottom. When I get a nice big box off See's chocolates, they all have flat bottoms.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:36 PM   #12
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Those gloss round candies are undoubtedly panned. Spun in a machine. There is one on the market that will fit a KA mixer.

here's a video of a large scale version



The final step is to add some food grade paraffin to make a glossy finish.

Have you considered using silicon truffle molds?
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:55 PM   #13
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I have made peanut butter balls and dipped them using a tooth pic. Then poke the other end of the tooth pic into foam until the chocolate dries. At this time you have nice little round balls with tooth picks in them. If you like it that way stop there. If you want it without the tooth pics ( or the holes ), then melt more chocolate, take out the pics and fill the little holes with chocolate. It is closer to what you want without having to purchase equipment. I have to tell you though, I usually leave the pics in if I am not taking them anywhere.
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Janet thank you VERY much. That's the information I was looking for. I managed to inadvertently find it earlier today searching for chocolate...strangely enough.

Chopper, I usually transport my candy to family and friends. I can't imagine leaving the candy at my place. I'd become big as a house.
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Chocolate goes quick around here, especially when family or close friends are here. If you are taking it out just be sure to fill the little holes, or pit them upside down. :D!
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