The objective is to clear a column of Licorice Locks so that candies can partially fill the bottom area. As soon as candies fill the bottom area you have to pay attention to Chocolate and prevent it from spreading too much. As long as you keep the Chocolate from spreading you won’t be bothered by it too much.
With candies of five colors on the playing field you shouldn’t have too many problems making special candies. Try to make as many special candies as you can 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.
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.