Why did my molded chocolate have parts stay stuck in the mold?

by Madalena
(New Mexico)

I molded chocolate boxed and parts of the colored areas stayed stuck in the mold. Can you help?

I've done bite size spices before and never had an issue but today I did. I did a few bite size pieces today, but I didn't upload those pics here.

I was hoping to sell the boxes n bite size candies inside now for the holidays but I have to fix my problem first.

Help please!

Hi Madalena,

You may need to oil the bottom of your molds with a little vegetable oil first so that the chocolate doesn't stick.

It isn't always necessary, but sometimes you have this problem of sticking that you are referring to, so it's a good practice just to be on the safe side.

I hope that helps.

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Nov 29, 2010
Chocolates stuck in mold
by: Peter

There could be a few reasons why your chocolates stuck in the mold.
Make sure that the molds are clesn and residue free.
Make sure that the chocolate has enough time to set either in the fridge or at room temp. the fridge is the best way, turn the molds over and look for a frosty look on the inside of the mold as this is a sign of the mold being ready. Make sure that you keep your hand on the chocolate side as it will just fall out if they are ready.
A little tap with the mold; chocolate side down, could be needed.

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