Bark Candy Layers Separating

by Cindy
(Michigan)

I'm having trouble with bark candy layers separating.


Once the bark candy is done and hardened, the top layer seems to separate from the bottom. What can be done to avoid this?





Hi Cindy,

Which bark recipe are you referring to. Obviously it is one with layers, but I need to know specifically in order to see if we can figure out what might be going wrong. :)


Some bark candy doesn't have layers at all. It's just the melted chocolate with something mixed in like jelly bean bark or Valentine bark. There shouldn't be any problem with separation at all with those recipes.


Some of the layered bark candy recipes are peppermint bark and pine bark Christmas candy (which really isn't anything like traditional 'bark').


Sometimes when working with layers separation occurs when a thin layer of oil comes to the surface on the first layer. It's a good idea, after the first layer is cool and set, to pat it well with a paper towel to remove any oils that may have risen to the surface.


The oil creates a barrier between the two layers and they won't stick together as they should.


Let me know if you think that may be the problem, or if you are still struggling with it.


On the bright side, even with the bark candy layers separating, I bet they still taste yummy! :)

Angie

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