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Homemade Candy

Updated on May 19, 2013

Candy is a wonderful sugary sweet food we can't resist.Candy comes in all sorts of colors,sizes or covered in chocolate.Before sugar was made they would use honey.Candy makes great gifts especially for the holidays.Home made candy is fun and easy to do.Some times i think that being an adult i love so much is the right to make candy and eat it when ever i like.Kids love it adults love it.

Almond joy

This is a really easy casual recipe.

Things you need:

.7 ounces sweetened condense milk

.1 cup powder sugar

.1 tablespoon vanilla extract

.2 1/2 cups flaked coconut

.30 almonds

.Milk chocolate chips (about a bag and a half)

Instructions:

1.preheat the oven 350 degrees spread the almonds on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes then remove from oven and allow to cool down.

2.Mix the coconut with the condensed milk and the vanilla in the food processor or mix by your hand.The mixture should be thick and sticky.To get the consistency of an almond joy add more milk or coconut.

3.Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and make little logs (about a tablespoon) then pop in the freezer for about 20 minutes.

4.Place an almond on top of each log.Melt the chocolate chips in an microwave safe dish in 30 second interments until all melted or fill a pot with water and put a heat proof bowl on top over a medium heat and stir the chocolate until melted.

5.Using a tablespoon put the coconut log on it and dip in the chocolate and once it is covered remove and lay back on the parchment paper.Once all covered put in fridge for about 45 minutes.Layer the candy in a airtight container with wax paper in between each layer.

Twix

Twix have a crunchy cookie base,smooth caramel center and rich chocolate coating.

Things you need:

.2 sticks of butter

.1/2 cup sugar

.2 cups of all purpose flour (cake flour will work to)

.2 teaspoons vanilla extract

.2 cups soft caramels cut into small chunks

.3 tbsp heavy cream

.1 1/2 lbs milk chocolate or candy coating

Instructions:

1.Preheat the oven 350 degrees and prepare 13x9 baking pan by lining it with foil or parchment paper and spraying the foil or parchment paper with a little nonstick cooking spray then set aside.

2.In a medium sized bowl,beat together the butter,sugar and vanilla.

3.Add the flour to the mixture and continue to beat together until flour is Incorporated in.

4.Take the bowl and scrape the dough into the prepared pan and spread the dough by using your finger tips.Adding a little flour to the tips of your fingers will help from the dough sticking to your fingers.Prick the crust with a fork so the steam can escape place in the oven until the dough is golden brown color 18-20 minutes.Do not over cook or the crust will crumble.As soon as you get it out run a knife around the edge and then let it cool completely down.

5.In a small pan put the caramels and the heavy cream in and heat on a low heat until caramel is smooth.Pour the caramel over the crust and smooth it into an even layer.Refrigerate the pan for about 30-40 minutes to set the caramel.

6.Cut the pan in to finger size bars or square.Fill a pan with water and bring to a boil place a heat proof bowl over it and melt the chocolate

7.Place foil over a flat pan.Using a fork dip the bars into the melted chocolate covering them completely and place on the foiled tray.Place the tray in the refrigerate to let the chocolate set about 10-15 minutes.

8.Place the twix bars into an airtight container in the refrigerate.When ready to serve let sit out a few minutes to allow the caramel to get soft.Enjoy!!


If you want to save time you can make twix squares instead by spreading the chocolate on top of the caramel in the pan.Refrigerate the pan until it is firm.Once firm cut into small squares and serve.


Homemade Jello Fruit Snacks

This recipe is so easy that you can have the kids help make it.They have texture of a fruit snack and don't have to be refrigerated.

Things you need:

.1 3 oz package gelatin any flavor

.2 .25 oz envelopes unflavored gelatin

.1/3 cup water

Instructions:

Sprinkle the both gelatin over the water in a small pan.Heat over a medium heat and stir until gelatin has completely dissolved.Pour into molds and allow to set about 20 minutes.Makes about 20 fruit snacks depending on size of molds.

Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut butter ball are easy to make and one of my kids favorite

Things you need:

.1 Cup sifted powdered sugar

.1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

.3 tbsp butter

.1 lb dipping chocolate,confectioners coating or milk chocolate chips melted

Instructions:

1.Mix the butter,powered sugar and peanut butter in a large bowl with your hands until every thing is blended well.Chill for 30 minutes.

2.Once chilled take about a teaspoon of the mix and roll into balls and then chill them for a few minutes.

3.Take a pot and fill with water and place a heat proof glass bowl on top and melt the dipping chocolate.

4.Drop a few of the balls in the melted chocolate. Using a fork,remove from the chocolate ,letting the excess chocolate drip of.

5.place the balls on a piece of waxed paper and let them dry.Once dried store them in an airtight container then enjoy!!


Jolly Rancher Suckers

These are all ways a winner for my kids to make and take to school for birthday treats.

Things you need:

.Jolly ranchers

.lollipop sticks or Popsicle sticks

. parchment paper (do not use wax paper)

Instructions:

1.Preheat the oven 275 degrees

2. Place the parchment paper on a baking tray.Unwrap the jolly ranchers.

3.Place three jolly ranchers together and lay a lollipop stick under all three jolly ranchers or 5 and place a Popsicle stick under the five.

4.Place in the oven and Insert baking tray into the oven for about 6 minutes.Watch the lollipops you don't want them to bubble.Once melted allow the lollipops 10 to 15 minutes to cool before removing from the tray.


You can us candy wrappers and cover them and wrap ribbon around to seal them.It does not have to be jolly ranchers it can be any hard candy that you like.At halloween i like to get apple flavored candy melt it and dip it in to caramel and make caramel apple pops.

Homemade Tootsie Roll

making your own tootsie roll's are easy to make with no cooking or baking involved.The texture of a homemade Tootsie Roll is slightly less firm than its classic counterpart, but no less delicious. The honey is mostly masked by the cocoa flavor but I really love the little nuance it gives the candy.

Things you need:

.2 tbs margarine soft


.1 /2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

.3 cups confectioners sugar

.1 tsp vanilla extract

.3/4 cup instant powdered milk

.1/2 cup white corn syrup

Instructions:

1.Mix all the ingredients together and then knead it like you would bread dough.

2.Roll the mixture in to rope shape and cut the desired length and wrap into candy wrappers or wax paper.Store in an airtight container.Enjoy!!

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      Sonya 4 years ago from Indiana

      Thank you everyone I am so glad that you are enjoying these delicious treats they are fun and easy to do!!

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      agapsikap 4 years ago from Philippines

      I'll have it bookmarked! Thank you for this lovely treats.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

      I'm in awe! I would never, ever figure you could make Tootsie Rolls at home! Same thing with Twix - but yours look delicious (and authentic!). I am definitely going to file away the Almond Joy idea - that looks easy enough for even my skill-set. My candy making has been limited to fudge and an old-fashioned thing we called Potato Candy, back when I was a kid. Oh yeah - and those no-bake cookies (that end up tasting like fudge with peanut butter and oatmeal mixed in).

      Thank you, thank you!!!! Fun hub! Voted up and up!

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      Laura Schneider 4 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

      Mmmm I should have eaten lunch before reading this.... Yum yum! Thanks for sharing!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi theryanpride,

      Your pic had me! Who does not enjoy indulging in sweets, chocolate or candy? OMG your recipes are amazingly easy and look the business! Homemade twix . . . I am in heaven! Your coconut logs look delicious and as for the peanut butter balls!!! YUM factor and inches have gone up reading these! Great hub! Voted ++++ pinned to comfort food!!

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      Sonya 4 years ago from Indiana

      Ceres schwarz i hope you get to enjoy some chocolate!

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      All of these recipes for homemade candies look great. Who doesn't love candy? All the images look delicious and now I want to have some candies.