The blockers on the playing field make it more difficult to make special candies, that’s why I suggest you clear them as quickly as you can. Always focus on clearing blockers in a specific area rather than all over the playing field. The open space you create will be well worth it.
With candies of only four colors on the playing field it’s easy to make special candies. Make special candies often and when possible combine them to maximize their effects.
Match candies near the bottom of the playing field as often as you can. Doing this will shift the largest amount of candies, hopefully start a chain reaction and create new opportunities to make special candies. Matching a vertical Striped candy in the same column as an Ingredient is a great way to bring it down.
While matching candies at the bottom it can be easy to ignore making special candies at the top of the playing field. So pause after every move and glance at the entire playing field to see whether you can make special candies.
The only thing you should avoid during this level is moving the Ingredients to the first or last columns because you can’t bring them down in those two columns and you will have to move them back to the center again.