Can I Fix Chocolate Pretzels After They Turned White?
Can I fix chocolate pretzels after they turned white?
I made 200 chocolate pretzel rods for my son's birthday party.....after a few hours half of them turned white.
Can this be fixed? I did heat one pretzel up and it worked but will they be good to eat? They taste fine but I don't want to give people food poisoning.
The white color on the pretzels won't cause anyone food poisoning. It's just a discoloration from the separation of sugar and/or fat most likely due to temperature issues when melting and setting the chocolate.
The only affect this "bloom" has is on the appearance. The taste and quality is pretty much the same.
There really isn't a good "fix" for the chocolate. One CCM visitor discovered if they wipe the chocolate with a damp cloth, they were able to remove the white color. That may work in your case, but I can't guarantee it. I suppose it's worth a try.
When you said you heated up one of the pretzels and it worked, I'd be interested in knowing exactly how you did it. Remelting the chocolate does fix the problem, but if the pretzels have already been dipped in the chocolate and set, that makes it much more challenging.
Looking forward to hearing how your chocolate covered pretzels turn out in the end.