(Closed) Chocolate favors – too soon to assemble?

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

As long as you temper the chocolate correctly, you should be fine if you keep them in the fridge. But why not put them into a container and then bag them in about a week? I would be worried about smudgy bags too!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

yeah I want to give chocolate to my 8 children guests but I am sure they will melt, I am waiting til a few days before

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

If they’re tempered, they should be fine — and just keep them in a cool room or place, but the fridge isn’t necessary!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am starting on my chocolate truffles today, and my wedding is not until Sept. 12. As long as you temper the chocolate coating, that will preseave anything inside the chocolate and keep it from going stale.

I don’t know if you know what tempering is, but basically its when you melt the chocolate for the coating and don’t let it get above about 90F (if its dark choco) or 87F if its milk choco. The way I do this is with a heating pad and thermometer. I put the heating pad in a big bowl then put a glass bowl on top of it. I set the heating pad on medium or low and let the chocolate melt slowly till it gets to that temp. You can pm me if you need more info.

Also, be careful about storing in the fridge. The change in temp from the cold in the fridge to the warmth of the house can cause condensation to form on the chocolate which will then leave a grayish color on the surface of the chocolate. I always store mine in an airtight container in the basement. If you need to use the fridge, make sure to wrap them in plastic first, then in paper (wax paper or brown paper) then put them in a sealed container. If you let the coated almonds cool properly, you can package them and store them, they shouldn’t melt as long as you store somewhere under 70F.

Good luck!

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