If you like desserts, baking, and chocolate, then you might want to learn how to make chocolate candy. Don’t be concerned; the process for creating the majority of candies is easier than you think, and with a some practice, and taste testing, you can come up with chocolate dessert recipes that’s all your own.
Easy. It has to be an easy recipe. I don’t make candy often enough to remember the intricacies of dealing with candy thermometers, hard ball, soft ball, let alone remember the right millisecond in time to jump in and do something with the candy.In a heavy saucepan melt chocolate chips and milk over low heat to prevent scorching. When thoroughly blended and melted, remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and nuts.
Homemade candies are always a special treat. And it’s always fun to gather the youngsters around and show them how to make candy. The keys to making good homemade candy are to follow the instructions carefully. For instance, if the directions say to stir constantly, you must stir constantly or your candy will burn or be grainy. This Butter Caramel recipe says to cook to a firm ball stage.
No matter if you are cooking with white chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate you need to keep your stoves temperature range at a low to medium setting.For gift containers you can use: any type of basket, wicker basket, straw basket, bucket, laundry basket, plastic container, toy dump truck or other large toy truck, purse, tin, Christmas tin, seasonal container, large tea pot, large upside-down hat, or plastic storage container-put lid underneath.
Cookie s’mores are a variation which omits the need for chocolate by using fudge striped cookies. Placing the warm marshmallow between two cookies would form a sweet sandwich without having to add chocolate. Peanut butter s’mores are made with peanut butter cups instead of plain chocolate. The cups would melt with the marshmallow and provide a sweet, nutty taste.
Caramel is always good over ice cream. Another delicious recipe is to warm a chocolate brownie and top it with vanilla ice cream, warm caramel, and hot fudge.
Just a little history into fudge.Fudge was invented in the USA in late 1800’s and some believe it was referred to ‘divinity’ due to its taste being described as ‘simply divine’.
If your or a loved one are diabetic, try these delicious Fudgy Chocolate Walnut Brownies. They are diabetic friendly and make a good option for diabetic friends or family members occasionally. If you are having serious diabetic problems, I suggest you forgo the 1/2 cup of sugar and add another 1/2 cup of Splenda. Only you know how severe your problems are and how to judge what is best for you.
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