Almond Bark Got Hard

by J

My almond bark got hard while melting.



I am using a double boiler to melt the almond bark and as soon as we started to dip, it turned hard.








Hi J,

Sounds like you either overheated the chocolate, or you may have gotten a little moisture (water or steam) in the chocolate almond bark which has caused it to seize. Even the tiniest amount will have that affect.


What were you dipping in it? If it was something like fresh strawberries that had just been washed, that could have been the culprit (a stray drop of water).


Depending on why your almond bark got hard, there's something you can try to salvage it. Add 1 tablespoon of shortening for every 6 ounces of chocolate and stir it through while warming the chocolate.


If that doesn't do the job, you'll have to use the almond bark for other recipes (instead of dipping) and start all over again with a fresh batch.


Let us know if you are able to salvage your almond bark and make your treats. If you do, give details of what you did as this question gets asked over and over again.

~Angie

Comments for Almond Bark Got Hard

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Dec 09, 2016
Peppermint oil is a no no NEW
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Friend was using bark in place of white chocolate chips and added Peppermint oil to it. Seized immediately. Do not use softened butter. Was still grainy. For lack of a better word.

Jul 16, 2016
Hard Almond Bark NEW
by: Karen

I added Crisco and it altered the flavor of my white almond bark. Couldnt really taste the difference in the chocolate though. Maybe I added too much?

Nov 17, 2011
Almond bark got hard NEW
by: Deb

I added some coconut oil and it smoothed out and was able to dip my pretzels just fine. Thanks

Dec 19, 2010
hard almond bard
by: Frustrated

I too did the same thing. My almond bark got hard. I have never had such a mess.

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