Candy coating (sometimes called almond bark, summer coating or candy melts) used as a cookie icing adds fantastic sweetness to cookies. Candy coating dries quickly, taste great and is suitable for stacking. Candy coating is avaiable in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white, and a variety of colors and flavors. You may add an oil based food color to achieve colors not commercially available. Candy writers are tubes filled with candy coating, making decorating extremely easy.
Fine Brush or Candy Writers
Silicone Mat or Parchment Paper
Place candy coating wafers or coarsely chopped candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue microwaving only a few seconds at a time, stirring between each time, until candy is nearly melted. Hold onto to the cookie and dip the top into melted candy coating. Allow excess candy to drip back into the bowl. Place on a silicone mat or parchment paper to set. Add sugars and sprinkles before candy has dried, if desired. Pipe details onto hardened candy-coated iced cookies, using melted candy from candy writers, parchment cones, or paint details with a fine brush.