sugar, vegetable oil (palm kernel oil, hydrogenated palm kernel oil and cottonseeid oils), skim milk powder, alkalized cocoa, cocoa, glyceryl lacto esters of fatty acids, soy lecithin and salt.
double boiler method:
heat water in bottom of the double boiler; remove from heat before water begins to boil. you should be able to touch the water without burning your hand. place the top pot (or bowl), with a small amount of mercken's wafers, on top of the pot with the hot water. the water should not come into direct contact with the wafers. stir until melted. continue adding wafers until the desired amount is melted. due to the high milk ingredient content do not heat melted wafers above 135°f.
for 1lb of wafers, place wafers in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on med/high for 15 - 30 seconds. stir. continue in 15 - 30 second intervals until all the wafers are fully melted. when melted in the microwave the wafers will retain their shape until they are stirred.
things to remember:
mercken's wafers are oil based, so never let them come in direct contact with water.
if you are adding flavours, they must be oil based. most extracts are water-based.
cool melted merckens wafers slowly until you reach a suggested working temperature of 90 - 92°f (adjust to your conditions). if the coatings are too thick within this range, add a small amount of lecithin until they become the right consistency.
contains milk and soy.
made in a gluten-free facility.
store wafers in a cool, dry and odourless environment. do not place wafers in the refrigerator or freezer because condensation will develop when they are removed. this will add water to the wafers and they will become thick when melted.
Point of Interest:
molding wafers are a favourite of home candymakers. their low melting temperature makes them easy to handle, so you can easily create delicious, homemade candies with professional-looking results. these moulding wafers are specially formulated using cocoa powder and vegetable oil instead of chocolate liquor and cocoa butter, which allows them to melt easily and to be used without tempering or adding other ingredients. the versatility of these coatings makes them an easy and economical alternative for dipping, garnishing, molding and baking. they’re delicious too!
molding wafers are available in a variety of colours. simply mix and match the colours you need. white and coloured wafers are vanilla in flavour. the light modling wafer has a rich cocoa flavour and the dark molding wafer has a semi sweet cocoa flavour.