Tag: homemade candy

Basic Toffee

Ingredients: 1 cup butter, cubed 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, rum flavoring or dark rum Directions: Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper. Set aside. Combine butter, sugar, water, and salt in a small pot over medium heat. Stir ingredients frequently over […]

Peanut Butter Irish Potato Candy

Ingredients: 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 2 cups confectioner’s sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/3 cup cocoa 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon Directions: In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla and confectioner’s sugar, until a thick dough forms. Set aside. Whisk together […]

Irish Potato Candy

Ingredients: 2 cups unsweetened, finely shredded coconut (sometimes labeled as “desiccated coconut”) 2 cups confectioner’s sugar pinch salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste 1/4 cup PLUS 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup ground cinnamon (I used Saigon cinnamon*) 1/4 cup cocoa powder Directions: In a large bowl, mix together the […]

Apple Cider Jelly Candy

Ingredients: 1.75 oz powdered fruit pectin 1 cup sugar 1 cup light corn syrup* 3/4 cup apple cider 1/4 teaspoon baking soda extra sugar for dredging Directions: Warning: this is a two day project. Oil a flat sided loaf pan. Whisk together pectin, apple cider and baking soda in small […]

Coconut Cubes

Ingredients:4 cups confectioners sugar 2 cups unsweetened (dessicated) coconut14 oz sweetened condensed milk1 teaspoon vanillafood coloring Directions:Line a 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper or lightly spray with cooking spray. Using a mixer, mix all ingredients except the food coloring together until the coconut is evenly distributed. The mixture […]

Luscious Homemade Caramels

Ingredients:1 cup heavy cream 5 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/4 cup light corn syrup 1/4 cup dark rum additional sea salt for sprinkling (optional) Directions:Thoroughly grease 2 loaf pans or one 8×8 inch baking dish. Bring cream, butter, and salt to […]

Saltwater Taffy

Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups light corn syrup 1 cup water 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon flavored extract (we used key lime extract) 3-4 drops food coloring (optional) wax paper candy wrappers, about 1 1/4 inch by 3 1/2 inches Directions: Prepare two baking sheets by spraying them […]

Matcha Marshmallows

Ingredients: 1/2 oz. unflavored powdered gelatin* 1/2 cup cold water 2 cups granulated sugar 2/3 cup corn syrup** 1/4 cup water 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon matcha powder Confectioners’ sugar for dredging Directions: In a large bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Allow to seep for 10 minutes. […]

Peppermint Bark Fudge

Ingredients:14 oz sweetened condensed milk12 oz high quality semisweet chocolate chips*1 1/2 tablespoons butter1/4 cup peppermint pieces (about 4 candy canes)** Directions:In shallow, heavy pot, heat the butter and chips over low heat until melted. Stir to occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in the condensed milk and candy canes […]