How Long Will Chocolate Candy Stay Fresh?

by Maria

I want to make chocolate candy for a wedding. How long before the wedding can I make it? Will it still taste fresh? What is the best way to store it until the big day?

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Mar 02, 2011
How long will my chocolates tay sellable
by: Angie

Hi I live in Spain and I've just started making handmade chocolates for sale, with ganache,and some with fresh fruit pate.They are wrapped or boxed straight away.I'm concerned how long they will stay fresh as a saleable product.Also any tips when the weather gets hot making them without melting as I'm abit confused when or not i'ts ok to put them in the fridge due to condensation.Many thanks Angie.

Dec 16, 2010
Storing Chocolate Bark
by: Anonymous

Putting it in the fridge should be fine, but you may end up with it being a little bit 'tacky' feeling when you remove it because of the condensation.

Treat bags are nice, but they, too, can be affected by the condensation. In other words as the chocolate returns to room temperature, the moisture may cause it to leave little marks on your treat bags.

If your house is cool enough, you may be able to just store them in an airtight container outside the fridge since it's only for a few days.

Dec 16, 2010
Storing Chocolate Bark
by: Anonymous

I am making Chocolate Bark for teachers and friends. Today is Thursday - one batch needed for Sunday the other for Monday. This Chocolate Bark is the easy kind (with Saltine Crackers). Can I keep in fridge in plastic containers with lids. How about treat bags? Okay to store in fridge in treat bags? And will it still taste the same after days of being in fridge? Just curious how long it will stay GOOD!

Feb 29, 2008
Storing Chocolate
by: Angie

Hello Maria,
Good question!
There is a page on storing chocolate candy that will give you a general idea of the basics.

The answer may vary depending on the type of chocolates you are making.

If you are just making simple molded chocolates without other ingredients added, they will keep indefinitely if you are able to store them in an airtight container at room temperature - not too hot or too cold.

For chocolate candy that contains other ingredients, like truffles, you can still make them ahead of time, but they will need to be stored in the refrigerator or freezer, depending on the time 'till the wedding. I generally feel that most truffles will keep a couple of weeks in the fridge or a couple of months in the freezer.

Either way, be sure to wrap them well and keep them in an airtight container. You want to avoid moisture getting to them. If you decide to freeze your chocolates, allow them to defrost at room temperature while still in their wrapping. Some people even suggest wrapping a towel around the container when chilling or freezing for added protection.

My final suggestion is this: If you are making truffles and are worried about the exterior changing color from the freezer, etc., consider making the centers only first. You can then coat them (with melted chocolate, cocoa powder, or whatever you decide) after you defrost them and right before the wedding.

Hope that helps. If you have a different type of chocolate that you are planning for the wedding and this doesn't answer the question, just add another comment to your original question.

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