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Poll: Have You Ever Made Candy at Home?

Have You Ever Made Candy at Home?

After reviewing the new reference book A Field Guide to Candy, I found myself looking back on all the fun candies we've made, from candied orange peel to peanut brittle to peppermint bark. It left me wondering if you ever tried to make your own candy.

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PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
Yes, and my sweets usually turn out pretty good.
danielle854 danielle854 7 years
I make chocolates. I love mine with nuts in it.
gingirl gingirl 7 years
Oh boy, those candied orange peels took forever! I ended up letting them soak overnight and then doing the final coating at like 6am the next morning before a Hanukkah party. I don't think I'd do that again. You can buy candy that tastes just as sweet! Lol
Munkeyhed Munkeyhed 7 years
I have a great Martha Stewart truffle recipe that I make every year. Lots of variations with one basic recipe. I want to try to make caramels this year, wish me luck!
mek123 mek123 7 years
I usually make fudge for the holidays.
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 7 years
I said that I make it rarely, but now that I think about it, I definitely make it more than just seasonally! Truffles are my favorite around Christmas, but I also make a lot of caramel-based candies and barks.
EvieJ EvieJ 7 years
I love to make candy at home: fudge, divinity, peanut brittle, peppermint bark, truffles.... Oddly, the best fudge I've made is made with marshmallow cream and is done in the microwave. Divine....
Greentie Greentie 7 years
My French friend taught me how to make caramel candy, I've been making it every month since!
xxstardust xxstardust 7 years
I love making all different kinds of truffles, especially as good Christmas gifts. Does matzoh candy count? It's basically just a syrupy chocolately goop drizzled onto matzohs, and then you sprinkle other stuff on top of it (coconut, peanuts, m&ms .. what ever floats your boat, really. my favorite is chopped up candy canes!), wait for it to dry and break it into smaller pieces. My aunt makes it for Hanukkah every year.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I love making candy at home. I make toffee every year for Christmas, I make peanut brittle, fudge, and I tried making taffy once. I don't think I'd do taffy again though; it was way too time-consuming for what I ended up with. I probably didn't pull it long enough because it didn't have the right texture. Most of the time I get great results, though. The secret is to USE YOUR CANDY THERMOMETER!!!
doogirl doogirl 7 years
I make candy every Christmas for the neighbors, truffles, fudge, peppermint bark, English toffee, candied walnuts! YUM!!!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
I've made fudge and Turkish Delight before.
kittykat83 kittykat83 7 years
I make peppermint bark every holiday season. It's a favorite at parties.
suziryder suziryder 7 years
Do Irish Potatoes count? I made those when i was a kid. Heh. I think it's just cream cheese mixed with confectioners' sugar, rolled into balls and then rolled in cinnamon. Oo, I also made peppermint bark last year at Christmas. It was yummy at first, but I used white chocolate chips instead of good white chocolate, and the white chocolate parts turned funny after a while. Not rotten or anything, just... chalky... I really want to get into candy making for reals, though!
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
when i was a kid my parents would always make Chocolate Lollipops, I used to like peeling them out of the molds. Now that I am older I help my mom make the Christmas candy.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
It is time consuming, but hubby and I have fun doing it. The indulgence is the most fun!
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
I made those candied orange peels last year... it was the most time consuming thing I'll never do again.
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
Making almond brittle is a tradition in my family, especially after my mother learned how to make it in the microwave. And I make fudge every now and then. I would love to make spicy candied mango
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