A candy wafer is a chocolate-like product where the cocoa butter has been replaced with a different fat, usually palm kernel oil. Because the cocoa butter is out of the picture, you will not have to temper this product in order to achieve shine, snap, and a smooth mouth feel. When using candy wafers, it is required that you melt the wafers completely, and chill the finished product to ensure proper set up. It is important that a few precautions are taken throughout the process, which will be covered throughout this book. Once you understand the procedure, it might be hard to see the benefits of attempting to work with “real” chocolate in your home.