My chocolate candy turned out soft.... Help plzzz
by Meettu Abraham
(Kochi, Kerala, India)
I tried out your Chocolate candy recipe in the candy recipes page....Great one!!! The taste was superb...
My candy turned out to be soft and with tiny tiny lumps. What I need to know is if it is because I overheated the mixture or under heated it?????
What can I do to make the candy solid like those we buy from the store...
Thanks a lot for your help..
Well, I'm glad it tasted good anyway! :-)
Can you be more specific as to which recipe you are referring to? There are many different recipes for chocolate candy on the site, so I'd like to be sure. Based on your description, I'm wondering if it was this one...Chocolate Candy
- 3 cups sugar
- 3 cups milk
- 5 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine the sugar, milk, and cocoa in a saucepan and bring it to the boil while stirring. Boil until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage at 234-240 degrees F.
Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla until mixture is creamy. Pour onto a buttered tray and allow to cool. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container.
If that's the one you used, it is actually supposed to be soft. That's why you only heat it to a 'soft ball stage' on the thermometer. Generally, when you take it to a higher temperature it will get harder.
Are you wanting a hard candy like a sucker/lollipop or just more firm like a chocolate candy bar?
There are different recipes throughout the site for different types of chocolate candy and fudge.
If you tell me exactly what you are hoping to get as your final product, I'll try to point you in the right direction.
Of course, you may just want to experiment for yourself so that you can taste test along the way! :-)Have fun!