Chocolate Lollipops Sweating

by Joanne
(New York)

Why are my chocolate lollipops sweating and feels tacky?

I'm making chocolate lollipops for sweet sixteen. The first 80 pops came out great. The next 30 came out of the molds ok, but they look like moisture is laying on top of the pop.

It feels sticky so when I put it in the cellophane bag they stick.

Any suggestions?

Hi Joanne,

Are you chilling the chocolate lollipops in their molds to help them set? Did you perhaps leave this last batch in longer than the others?

Have there been any other differences between the way you made the batches?

Are you certain that the molds were completely dry before this last batch?

Sorry for all the questions, but I need a little more information to try to help you get to the bottom of the problem.

Meanwhile, try patting the moisture off the top of the lollipops with a paper towel and let them set in a non-humid room (if possible) to see if you can get them to dry out well enough to place in their cellophane bags without sticking.

I do hope you are planning to take some photos of your chocolate lollipops for sweet sixteen and show them off here when you are finished! =)


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Sep 11, 2013
Moisture On Chocolate Lollipops NEW
by: Angie from

Hi Evelyn,

No, I wouldn't use more cooking oil spray. The only real solution is to reduce the humidity (moisture) so if you can make them in an air conditioned room, that would help as the air condition tends to reduce the moisture in the air as well as cool the room.

Keep in mind that almost any time you chill/freeze chocolate and then bring it to room temperature, condensation will form. If you can cover the chocolate while it is returning to room temperature, you'll reduce the condensation on the chocolate itself.

It's really tricky making chocolate in a humid climate. I live in the tropics and it's incredibly difficult during half the year to make any type of candy if you don't have air conditioning.


Sep 11, 2013
Lollipops sweating NEW
by: Evelyn

Hi all,

thanks for your inputs! I'm making lollipops for my brother's wedding and in my country, it's really humid. For a moment, I thought there was something wrong with my proportion of ingredients, methods or recipe. Until I chanced upon your comments here and I realize, it's really the humidity of my area.

Do you suggest that I be more generous with the cooking oil spray?

Aug 10, 2010
chocolate lollipops sweating
by: Diane

I've had that happen to me numerous times. It occurs when you take them out of the mold from the freezer/refrigerator and the area you are in is humid. It's from temperature change.

My only suggestion is to blot the candy with a paper towel (don't wipe - it will smear the candy) and place them in the basement or another cool area of where you are working.

Hope this helps. Summertime is a challenge for candy making...

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