Placement of the ingredients is essential to beating this level. If they are not in the 3 middle rows, then you have to manually move them to the 3 middle rows to get them down and out. Once you can break through the white blocks, kill off the chocolate and keep moving down the ingredients. Try not to get them stuck in a corner as its virtually impossible to get them moving once they are stuck there.
Here is a Walkthrough Video for Candy Crush Level 117 and a few tips that will probably be proved to be helpful:
Thanks to Matthew Dean
Patricia Frederick’s Tips on Candy Crush Level 117
Try to play the center columns of the board so the ingredients drop there—that’s where the exits are. Make a striped/wrapped combo to get rid of the chocolate or use a vertically striped candy match in the same column as the ingredient to propel it out through the chocolate.
Other Candy Crush Level 117 Tips
The main tip for this level is to play at the middle of the board, mainly after the last fruit (ingredients) is dropped down). This makes the whole thing easier because no new fruits will appear on the sides. Most Crushers complain for having the ingredients trapped in the sides, so this tip is golden in this case!
Your second priority is to destroy choc asap. Vertical striped candies are pretty helpful!