Is it possible to add shine to my dull chocolate candies (blueberry clusters)?

I made dark chocolate blueberry clusters for a wedding party favor for my daughters wedding in Alaska.



I bought a 10# bag of chocolate chips at Costco. I used the microwave and melted the candy in a glass bowl a small batch at a time. I checked the chocolate every 15 to 30 seconds, stirring and rotating. I had laid out parchment paper ready.


When melted, I added dried blueberries, stirred again and dropped tablespoons (approximate) onto the parchment paper. They looked great when drying, shiny and all.


The next day the seemed to have lost their sheen, but looked reasonable. Come time to put them in cellophane bags, they had a turned a very dull color!


Is there any way to save the life of this chocolate candy? Time is of essence here!


I want them to be shiny again!



Comments for Is it possible to add shine to my dull chocolate candies (blueberry clusters)?

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Dec 18, 2011
shine on chocolate NEW
by: Anonymous

I don't think so, the shine of a well made chocolate candy is a result of tempering your chocolate. If it's not tempered at all or correctly it won't shine. Adding oils to your chocolate unless you intend to add favlor oils isn't going to help.

Aug 18, 2011
coconut allergies
by: Anonymous

What about for people that are allergic to coconut, is there an alternative?

Jun 22, 2011
coconut to add shine
by: Anonymous

But wont the coconut oil smell coconutty?

Sep 25, 2010
Making your dull chocolate shiny
by: Anonymous

I would brush lightly with liquid coconut oil. When the coconut oil get cold it will harden. when it gets warmer then 76 degrees it will turn back to oil. But your chocolate will still be hard and if you brush lightly it will not make a difference.

When they are eating it and the coconut oil melts it should not bother them. This is what I would do. The reason your chocolate is dull is because it was not heated properly.

Hope this helps

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