How You Make Delicious Candies At Home

 

 

Making candy is an art. It is an interesting activity with outstanding results. Dealing with screaming hot sugar, giant kettles and a variety of techniques is something very appealing. Although they are not as easy as purchasing candy from the market, yet every passing step adds to the amazement. This product costs a small fortune. Candies are packed in attractive candy boxes to make them more fascinating for the consumers. However, you have to go through a deep search to get your desired flavor. For candy lovers, it would be great to know that these delicious candies can be easily made at home. Thanks to these amazing recipes. They are super easy to make. With a little patience and carefully handling the ingredients, these homemade candies will be a real reward for you.

Soft Caramels

Traditional soft caramels are extremely delicious but it is such a big pain to make. This easy recipe offers up the same taste for a fraction of the work you do.

Ingredients:

  • 12 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 can sweeten condensed milk

Directions:

An easy way out is to combine the butter and sugar in a saucepan over medium flame. Keep on stirring until it melts. Add condensed milk and corn syrup and bring the mixture to boil. Simmer it for 7 to 10 minutes on a light flame. Pour the mixer into a square pan and allow it to cool. A pinch of sea salt on the mixture is worth enhancing the flavor. As it gets cooled, cut into squares. Wrap it in waxed paper or use cheap candy boxes to retain their taste and quality. 

Fudge

Fudge is an amazing treat. But a little mistake can leave your candy runny, or as hard as a rock, or as gritty as a mouth full of sand. The recipe skips the sugar, ensuring to get a creamy result every time. When you cut the candy into squares or enclose it in customized Candy Boxes, you can surely amaze everyone with your velvety creations.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ teaspoon and 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 package semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package milk chocolate chips
  • 1 can sweeten condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Line a 9-inch square pan with foil paper and grease with 1½ teaspoons butter. In a large microwavable bowl, melt chocolate chips and the remaining butter. Stir after every 1 minute, until it gets melted and smooth. Add condensed milk and vanilla. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan and refrigerate until it gets firm. Cut the fudge into squares of 1-inch. Store it airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

Coconut Ice Candy

Coconut ice candy is considered one of the best desserts you can enjoy. Making it at your home is interesting. Just be sure that you purchase unsweetened coconut, your candy will be a complete sugar bomb. To make it extra fancy, dye half the candy with pink. This makes the treats extra cute for parties. 

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 can sweeten condensed milk
  • 1⅓ cups powdered sugar

Directions:

Line an 8-inch pan with parchment paper. In a medium-sized bowl, mix coconut, condensed milk, and granulated sugar. Scoop half of the mixture into the baking pan and press firmly using wet fingers. Add a few drops of food color to the remaining coconut. Pile it on the top of the first layer. Pack into place with wet fingers. Cover and let it settle for 4 hours. Slice into the squares and enclose them in custom made candy boxes. The best eaten is within three days.

Fruit Jellies

If you feel that making fruity candies at home would be a total nightmare, give this recipe a try. It requires just 4 ingredients. And the simplest thing is that you can prepare them in any fruit flavor of your choice.

Ingredients:

  • 1⅓ cups fruit juice, any flavor
  • 4 packets powdered gelatin
  • 2½ cups sugar
  • 2 cups fruit preserves or jam

Directions:

Pour ⅔ cup of fruit juice into a little bowl and sprinkle with gelatin. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, take a medium saucepan, combine the remaining ⅔ cup of juice and 1½ cup of sugar. Bring it to boil over a medium-high flame and cook. Stir for 5 minutes until sugar dissolves. Add preserves or jam and whisk to combine. Return to a boil again, and cook until the mixture gets thickened. Add gelatin mixture and whisk to dissolve it fully. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into an 8-inch square baking dish. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Place the remaining 1 cup sugar in a bowl. Cut the candies into squares and toss in sugar to coat. Once you are done with it, a better way is to put them in wholesale candy boxes to retain the flavor for long. Among a variety of packaging options, cardboard candy boxes are becoming trendy these days. In the case you toss the candies with sugar, it is necessary to wrap them in a waxed paper and then place in candy boxes wholesale to retain the coating. This will not let the sugar sprinkle away.