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.


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Dec 02, 2022
What to do if your almond bark gets hard due to overheating NEW
by: Janet

I believe I overheated my almond bark, and it definitely wasn’t a liquid form. I took the suggestion of adding a teaspoon of shortening to my 12 ounces of almond bark, and it smoothed it up right away.

Sep 27, 2021
Paraffin wax is the solution NEW
by: Kathy Burrows

I accidentally got steam in my chocolate almond bark. I moved the chocolate from the double broiler to a crockpot on low heat & added a whole block of parafin wax. It was perfect in 30 minutes. You should only add a quarter of the block at a time until you reach the desired consistency

Dec 22, 2020
Saved by you NEW

I used all vegetable shortening and Thank you it is useable for dipping and i didn't taste no difference!

Dec 13, 2020
Chef Extraordinaire NEW
by: TKL

Butter flavor crisco works like a charm in a doubleboiler! My 2 cups of melting choco seized up when I let it get too hot, then I left it to harden like a rock right there in the boiler. Turned the heat on med-low, slapped a couple tablespoons of Crisco on it, and it melted smoothe as my husband's bald head! I poured it, drizzled with nuts n stuff--voila, perfect bark!

Oct 30, 2018
hard bark NEW
by: eileen

Hi, granddaughter didn't know about the liquid color is a no,no, she added a little milk, little at a time to thin out the almond bark and that worked.

Dec 24, 2017
Shortening worked NEW

Obviously cooked too long when heating in the microwave.I addd a small amount of shortening, and was able to dip pretzels. Also able to reheat with no problem as it started to cool. Thanks!

Dec 20, 2017
Saved it! NEW
by: JAn

Thank you for your comments. I ruined the first batch as it solidified, I added olive oil to it and it made it worse. I could not use it for dipping. The second batch solidified also, I think my bowl must have has a small amount of moisture, I
This th
I me I added solid coconut oil about 2 tablespoons and SAVED it, I was able to use it for dipping as usual. No change in flavor or

Dec 09, 2016
Peppermint oil is a no no NEW

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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