Don’t be in a rush at the start of the level and take your time with the Licorice Locks. Because you want to clear them as quickly as possible you don’t want to miss out on opportunities to clear a Licorice Lock.
The Jellies highlighted in red (image below) are tucked away and it’s difficult to match candies on them. It gets even worse when the Jellies are covered with Chocolate. An easy to to clear the highlighted Jellies is by making horizontal Striped candies and using them.
Match candies near the bottom of the playing field as often as you can. Doing this will shift the largest amount of candies and hopefully start a chain reaction or create new opportunities to make special candies. With candies of six colors on the playing field it’s difficult to make special candies, so take your time and don’t miss out on opportunities to make special candies. Make as many special candies as you can and when possible combine them to maximize their effects.