White Spots On Chocolate Covered Peanuts

Why am I getting white spots on chocolate covered peanuts?



I melt chocolate chips and butterscotch chips together to make chocolate covered peanuts. I mostly use chocolate chips, because I like the dark chocolate.


They look very pretty then I chill them to get them hardened and then store them in an airtight container. Then in just a short time they have white spots on them. What causes this? Thanks.






White spots on chocolate covered peanuts are probably the result of the chilling that you do to make the chocolate set.


Chocolate is sensitive to both changes in temperature and moisture (condensation).


Try letting your chocolate covered peanuts set at room temperature and then store them and see if you get a better result.


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Feb 17, 2010
Tempering
by: Anonymous

White spots are the signs of a reaction in chocolate called 'fat bloom.' This means you have incorrectly melted your chocolate or it has been exposed to too much heat.

Gray streaks would indicate 'sugar bloom,' which would mean your chocolate has been exposed to moisture.

Make sure you melt your chocolate over a double boiler --- heat the water up /first/, then turn the heat off and place the chocolate over the steam.

If you want to go for a far more professional look - shine, snap, etc - then you might consider tempering your chocolate. This is a process to rearrange the fat crystals in your chocolate so the end result is much nicer - and will set up without the aid of a refrigerator. There are several ways to temper chocolate, all of which can be found online.

Dec 27, 2009
white spots on chocolate covered pretzels
by: Anonymous

I dry mine at room temperature also & still they got white spots after a couple of days. They are also in an airtight container.

Dec 16, 2009
Chocolates Get White Spots
by: Kathleen Barefield

All my chocolates get white spots. I dry them at room temp. But I still get white spots.

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