Assembling Composite Candy Bars

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Chocolates and Confections

By Peter Greweling

Published 2007

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There are two main methods of assembling layered candy bars, each with its own distinct advantages: shell molding and slabbing. Candy bar molds provide the confectioner with the option of using fillings that would be too soft to handle as a slab and afford greater textural contrast in the bar. Caramel-based centers and those based on ground nuts are popular options for shell molding. Molds can also be used to create bars in unique shapes and provide a high-gloss finish and near perfect uniformity.