Sephra Melts might just be the most versatile chocolate you can buy. If your fond of fondue (couldn’t resist), and also enjoy candy making, molding chocolate, creating a plate of luscious chocolate dipped strawberries, as well as searching for the best baking chocolate – we’ve got the perfect product for you.
What Are Sephra Melts?
Sephra Chocolate Melts are made of similar ingredients as our other chocolates, Belgian and Premium, but are considered a ‘compound coating’ instead of chocolate. Compound coating contains greater than 5% vegetable fat substituted for traditional cocoa butter found in chocolate. Compound coatings also are made with cocoa powder instead of chocolate liquor. Confectioners often prefer compound coating due to its’ economical cost and it does not require tempering as do cocoa butter-based chocolate products. No extra oil needed, either.
Sephra Melts stand head and shoulders above other compound coating in one other very important area – taste! Melts have a delicious flavor you won’t find in other candy making chocolate compounds. Many of which have been likened to eating a tasteless waxy substance. Probably not what you’re looking for.
The Versatility of Chocolate Melts
Melts can be used much the same as our chocolate products, however, they have more versatility. They set up quickly, so are a favorite for candy making, confection dipping (such as chocolate dipped strawberries or our unique Zen waffles) and of course, flow beautifully through our Sephra chocolate fountains as fondue. So, you might say Sephra Melts are a “Multi-tasker” when it comes to both kitchen confections and chocolate fountains. Melts work equally well in several different applications. Think of dipping strawberries, marshmallows, cookies and dried fruit (apricots and raisins are wonderful), and then with the same Melts products, you can add crushed peppermint candy, toasted pecans or chopped peanuts and have gift giving, homemade candy ‘bark’ for friends and family.
Melts are available in four luscious flavors; the new kid on the block is “Salted Caramel”, and our delicious milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate melts complete the assortment. All four flavors flow beautifully through our Sephra chocolate fountains (yes, and other fountains, too😊) Check out these scrumptious Salted Caramel Bark recipes using the Sephra Salted Caramel and White Chocolate Melts.
Try our “Salted Caramel Melts” today! All of our team members have given these delicious little golden chips a total thumbs up! Oh my, they are sooo good! You’ll keep coming back for ‘just one more’ dip, chip or cookie. Try the fabulous recipe for Salted Caramel Butter Bars with our Salted Caramel Melts. Buttery shortbread meets salted caramel…truly a marriage made in heaven. These are incredible for gift giving. Such a unique recipe. The Salted Caramel will put these on your favorite Christmas cookie list! (Recipe follows)
Our milk, dark, white and salted caramel melts are so versatile. It just depends on what you’re making and who’s ‘favorite’ wins out! Each of the Sephra Melts will set quickly into a smooth, glossy finish, making yummy candy or your favorite chocolate bark; Dip gorgeous strawberries or unique waffles to present as an edible bouquet. Melts also have the delicious adaptability to run flawlessly through the chocolate fountain. What can’t they do? LOL
Order your Sephra Melts today for totally easy and delicious results from your workplace or your kitchen. You’ll love ‘em!
Sephra Salted Caramel Butter Bars
2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract (the real stuff)
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups Sephra Salted Caramel Melts
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 13 x 9” baking pan with tinfoil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Spray the foil liberally with cooking spray and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and granulated sugar until creamy and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Then slowly, beat in the 4 cups of flour until a soft dough has formed. Press HALF of the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan to form a crust. Refrigerate the remaining dough.
Bake the crust for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven but keep the oven on. Sprinkle the Sephra Salted Caramel melts evenly over par-baked crust, then crumble the remaining dough on top to evenly cover the melts. (Don’t hesitate to toss an additional 1/3-1/2 cup melts on top of the crumble – you won’t be sorry!)
Return to oven and continue baking for an additional 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely, then refrigerate for at least an hour before cutting into bars. (Side bar note here: because there is so much butter in this dough, it is much like a “shortbread cookie”. I felt the bars were best the 2nd day, when the butter had a chance to firm-up)