Defrosting and Refreezing Chocolate Candies
by Maria Kauflin
Hi! I've got a question about defrosting and refreezing chocolate candies.
I am going to be selling my homemade buckeyes (peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate) at some craft fairs this fall. I have been making them and freezing them for the last couple of weeks.
When I go to sell them, I will defrost and package them. My question is this... can I defrost them, and then if some don't sell, re-wrap them and re-freeze?
They will be re-frozen for a couple of weeks and then defrosted again for the next craft fair. They will be defrosted in the fridge and then kept in coolers at the fairs, so they will be defrosted but a tad bit cold.
Thanks in advance for your help.
I absolutely LOVE homemade buckeyes! Mmmmm. I wish I could give you an absolute answer about defrosting and refreezing these chocolate candies.
I've defrosted and refroze chocolate fudge, but I haven't tried doing the same with chocolate covered peanut butter balls. It seems that they should be fine as long as you are careful about not allowing condensation to build up on the chocolate. That could create chocolate bloom.
Apart from that, I don't see any reason why they shouldn't keep fine. There's nothing in the ingredients that you should have to worry about.
I guess experience is going to be the final teacher on this one. Let us know how it works out for you.
Actually, it would be so great if you sold them all so quickly you never had to refreeze! :)
To your success!