Not sure if this is a candy maker question or a baker question. My lack of success in this area leads me to believe that it is a combination of both.
Love to hear any ideas.
Pate' can be used as a filling and mixes very well with all sorts of favors. Should hold crumb very well. You can play with the sugar temperature to firm it to your liking. If you are going to retard your item pate' should firm nicely almost like taffy