Get Rid Of White Spots On Chocolate
Is there any way to get rid of white spots on chocolate so you can give them as gifts?
After making turtles, I put my candies in a box to store and when I got ready to wrap them for gifts, they were covered with those white spots.
I know they will taste OK, since I ate one! But they don't look nice to give as gifts!!! Would warming them help?
How to get rid of white spots on chocolate is the million dollar question - particularly at this time of year when everyone is in a candy making frenzy for the Christmas holidays. :)
I wish I had a full proof answer for you, but I don't. Of course you probably know that the white spots come from either sugar bloom or fat bloom. In your case, probably fat bloom.
The cocoa butter in the chocolate separates and rises to the surface because of changes in temperature.
You mentioned that you stored your chocolate turtles in a box to store. I don't know where you kept the box, but I suspect the temperature must have gotten too warm (over 75°) causing the bloom.
I don't think warming them would help. Because of the type of candy turtles are, you can't really re-melt and start from scratch. :)
The only thing I can think of to try is to try rubbing them with a little vegetable oil. I don't know if/why it would work, but it's what I think I'd try myself, just to see what happens.
Let me know if it works or if you find another solution.
As you say, they still taste great. If worse comes to worse, you can still give them as is and just say, "Oh no - it looks like the weather got to them!" :) I'm sure no one will really mind because they taste so scrumptious! I wouldn't!