First clear the Licorice Swirls as quickly as you can. With each one you clear it will become increasingly easier to match candies and make special candies. When new Licorice Swirls spawn try to keep the amount of them to a minimum. The more Licorice Swirls there are on the playing field the harder it will be to beat the level.
To make Time candies spawn you have to clear candies below the Time candy Dispensers. Most of the time chain reactions won’t do this for you, so you’ll have to manually make the Time candies spawn.
To give your score a boost activate Color Bomb candies on their own or use them to defuse Candy Bombs. The more candies you clear with the Candy Bomb the bigger the score boost will be. This is another reason to keep the amount of Licorice Swirls to a minimum.
Combining Color Bomb candies with Striped or Wrapped candies will barely make your score move. Only make this combination if your intention is to clear Candy Bombs or collect Time candies.
Match candies near the bottom right corner of the playing field as often as you can. Doing this will shift the largest amount of candies. This in turn will hopefully start a chain reaction that will create new opportunities to make special candies.