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modeling chocolate

Modeling Chocolate

A modeling chocolate recipe that has no lumps, is smooth and easy to work with. Can be made from candy melts or real chocolate. Used by the pros.
4.9 from 67 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 3 hrs
Serves: 1 lbs
Calories: 5548kcal


White Modeling Chocolate (from melties)

  • 16 oz (454 g) white candy melts
  • 4 oz (113 g) corn syrup (or glucose) Warmed for a few seconds until about body temperature
  • Few drops (Few drops) gel food coloring If you plan on coloring, if not, leave out

Modeling Chocolate (from real chocolate)

  • 6 oz (170 g) corn syrup
  • 16 oz (454 g) chocolate (any kind)


  • Melt candy melts in a plastic or microwave-safe bowl in the microwave or stove-top sauce pan.
    Measure out chocolate and corn syrup
  • Warm corn syrup and add food coloring. Remember that your final product will be lighter than the color of your corn syrup. You can also add color later if you want.
    Combine your chocolate and syrup in deep slow strokes
  • Fold mixture together with a spatula until mixture starts to seize and resembles soft serve ice cream.
    Place chocolate melts and chips in heatproof container and melt in microwave
  • It is important to not over-mix or your modeling chocolate will get oily.
    Mix chocolate and syrup but don't overmix otherwise it will get oily
  • Wrap in plastic and let set until chocolate is firm but still pliable. Usually a couple of hours depending on how hot it is in your room.
    Pour chocolate and syrup onto piece of plastic wrap
  • Unwrap chocolate and knead until smooth, smashing any hard lumps with your fingers.
    Knead modeling chocolate where it is mostly firm but still bendable
  • Re-wrap chocolate and place back in plastic wrap to set up until hard.
    Rewrap chocolate and place back in plastic wrap to set up until hard


Your chocolate will be hard every time you to to use it and you will need to re-heat it a few seconds (5-15 depending on your microwave) before each use.
Do not over-heat or it will get too soft and you'll have to wait for it to harden up again before you can use it.


Calories: 5548kcal (277%) | Carbohydrates: 760g (253%) | Protein: 44g (88%) | Fat: 301g (463%) | Saturated Fat: 179g (895%) | Cholesterol: 95mg (32%) | Sodium: 656mg (27%) | Potassium: 2612mg (75%) | Fiber: 25g (100%) | Sugar: 719g (799%) | Vitamin A: 135IU (3%) | Vitamin C: 2.3mg (3%) | Calcium: 1049mg (105%) | Iron: 13.6mg (76%)