Making Candy Layers Stick Together?

by Maureen
(Truckee, CA )

I need to know how to get two candy layers to stick together?



When I make a mint bark with a layer of white and a layer of dark chocolate, and then break it into pieces after it is chilled, the layers come apart.


This also happens when I make the toffee. The chocolate will not stay adhered to the toffee layer?


What causes this?
Thanks!




Hi Maureen,

Have you tried breaking up the candy BEFORE you chill it? I think chilling the candy and chocolate is what is causing the separation.


The reason I say this is because I happen to love Heath Bars. :-) I really love to pop them into the fridge or freezer for a while before eating them.


When I take the Heath Bar out of the freezer and break it or bite into it, the chocolate layer often separates from the toffee layer. It's still completely yummy, but it does happen.


Try breaking up the candy first and then chilling it. Or, if you are chilling it in order to set the chocolate, let it return to room temperature before breaking it.


Let me know how it works out for you.


Anyone else have any ideas about this???

Angie

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Jan 22, 2011
Edible Glue
by: Angie

I'd use melted chocolate.


Put some in a ziploc bag and melt it in the microwave, then snip off the corner and use the bag to pipe some melted chocolate along the seam of the two pieces that you are trying to attach.


You'll have to hold it for a few minutes until it sets enough on it's own to stick.


Alternately, you could make a type of edible glue. There are different recipes, but here's one you can try.


Whisk together 2 teaspoons of meringue powder (egg white powder) and 1/8 cup water, and then mix in 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar until thick and smooth.


There are others that involve corn syrup, water, cornstarch, etc. I'm sure you can locate them by doing a Google search for edible glue recipes.


Hope this helps! Take some photos of your chocolate popcorn boxes and let us see how they turn out.



Jan 22, 2011
Can you help?
by: Anonymousguy

I have a party in a few days, and i wanted to make something special. A popcorn-bag shaped chocolate. But, I can't get the walls of the chocolate bag to stick...how do you make it stick? glue?

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