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What can you substitute ALMOND BARK with? I tried using white chocolate but it did not harden up as much as I would have liked it to. Also it melted fairly easy when I was holding the candy. Almond bark does not melt easily when you are holding candy in your hand made out of it.
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That's because almond bark (why do they call it that, when there's no almonds in it) is more like candy melts than chocolate.

White chocolate is high in cocoa butter, which makes it melt in your hands.

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Originally Posted by campayven

What can you substitute ALMOND BARK with? I tried using white chocolate but it did not harden up as much as I would have liked it to. Also it melted fairly easy when I was holding the candy. Almond bark does not melt easily when you are holding candy in your hand made out of it.



The closest thing would be white/off white colored candy melts/coating chocolate/melting wafers/confectionary coating--Wilton, Merkens, Guittard, Clausen, etc.

If you have white chocolate that you need to use, you can add paramount crystals to the melted chocolate and it will set up firmer/harder.

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post #4 of 6

maybe CandiQuik ?


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post #5 of 6

Almond bark is also known as vanilla flavored candy coating and is made with vegetable fats instead of cocoa butter. My guess is that your white chocolate went out of temper and that is why it did not harden up like you wished. When you melt the white chocolate (check the ingredients list for cocoa butter) you must be very careful not to overheat it and break your temper. I would suggest not using a microwave. Use a stainless steel bowl and place it over hot water just until chocolate is melted.  Don't get water in the chocolate.

 

Whatever you are making is going to taste MUCH better if you use real white chocolate.

 

Hope this helps! 

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fyi, old thread.

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