Showing posts with label candy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label candy. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

GOOD TASTE: homemade candy round up {valentine’s day}

25 Homemade Candy Recipes for Valentines Day via homework | carolynshomework.comI know we just wrapped up the holidays and I’m only on day two of my post-holiday diet but Valentine’s Day is coming up. And what would Valentine’s Day be without candy? I’ve rounded up 25 beautiful homemade candy recipes for you. There’s something for eveyone: sweet pastels, dark chocolate, fudge, bark and gummies.

Take a look at all of the beautiful “eye-candy”. You can click through to the original posts for the recipes.

ENJOY

Monday, January 6, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Leftover Candy Cane Sugar Cubes

Leftover Candy Cane Sugar Cubes via homework | carolynshomework.com
I’m resharing this post from a few years ago because it’s such a handy after-the-holidays idea if you happen to have leftover candy canes.



Thursday, May 2, 2013

Good Taste: sugar free satisfaction


You know that sweet craving you get? Not the “oh-my-gosh” I have to have a giant piece of cake craving. That little sweet craving you get but you can’t figure out what to have? I’ve found my answer. Actually, this has been my answer for a long time.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Good Taste: the best homemade peppermint patties


Mints 6 AOh my goodness! A few weeks ago Lish, from Imprintalish linked up her peppermint patties at my link party. I featured them… and then I made them.


Monday, January 2, 2012

Good Taste: leftover candy canes {peppermint sugar cubes}


Do you have leftover candy canes from the holidays?


With all the delicious homemade treats and goodies the candy canes rarely get eaten. I usually end up throwing them away after Christmas. 


I decided to put them to use this year and make peppermint sugar. Then I remembered that Vanessa over at Nifty Thrifty Things made some cute sugar cubes awhile back and decided to make the peppermint sugar into sugar cubes.


Blog Peppermint Sugar
Here’s how to make peppermint sugar or peppermint sugar cubes.

Take about {6} candy canes and pulse them in your food processor until they are ground up. Add 1/2 cup granulated sugar and pulse until blended with the candy canes. Stop here if you just want peppermint sugar. 

Since I was making sugar cubes, I removed the larger chunks of peppermint. Drizzle a teaspoon of water into the mixture and blend together. Add drops of water until the mixture is moist – too moist and the sugar will dissolve. 

Press the moistened sugar into candy molds or small ice cube trays. Tip: I used wax paper to press the sugar into the mold since it’s so sticky. Let the cubes dry overnight and remove them from the molds. 


I made a variety of shapes. The hearts would be fun for Valentines Day.


I had some leftover peppermint sugar and made these cute marshmallow kabob stir sticks for hot chocolate. Use a little of drizzle of tube frosting and roll the kabob in the sugar mixture. 


Add a cube to your favorite hot beverage and enjoy!



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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Celebrations: candy necklace

Do you remember candy necklaces?  They were little discs of candy on an elastic string. From what I remember, they weren’t very good.

Here’s a simple do it yourself candy necklace that would be a great party favor for a child’s birthday.


I chose Lemonhead candies because summer is just around the corner and the lemony yellow color would make a great summer party theme. They’re also a nice shape to wrap and not sticky.

To make a candy necklace, cut a strip of cello wrap about 2” wide by 36” (the length of the roll). Line up your candies and twist the cello wrap around each piece of candy. Tie the twisted part with ribbon or string. Leave enough string on each end to tie the necklace together.

You can use jelly beans, gummies, gum balls – whatever matches your party theme. Each guest will have a fun necklace to wear home and eat later.



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