Do you make homemade candy?

United States
November 10, 2006 6:11pm CST
I love to make candies. I have gathered many recipes to make this year. My plan is to make a box of mixed sweets for everyone.
19 responses
@suzieque (2336)
• Canada
11 Nov 06
Nope, I've never tried to make candies. Where did you get the recipes from? And What kind of candies are you making?
• United States
11 Nov 06
I have a few recipes that are tried and true for peanut butter fudge, chocolate fudge, and butterscotch candy. I have been collecting recipes from friends and thru the internet.
@suzieque (2336)
• Canada
11 Nov 06
Yummy! I'm getting an urge for sweets!
• United States
11 Nov 06
I should try that, but lately i just dont have the time. Remind again during the summer months haha
@Bettyann (2486)
• United States
11 Nov 06
i love to make homemade candy for the holidays i like to give it to my family for the holidays
• United States
11 Nov 06
What types do you make and can you share your recipes?
@Bettyann (2486)
• United States
11 Nov 06
i like to make peanut butter candy and hay stacks and choclate covered cherrys and all kinds of other stuff
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
11 Nov 06
I've been making homemade candy for Christmas as long as I can remember. My earliest memories are of making mints (a cooked variety, long before the cream cheese ones came into vogue.) It seemed so easy when I made things with her. My first few years of making the candy on my own I suffered numerous failures, but I was determined. I recieved the ultimate compliment when my step-daughter asked if I was going to give her a package of homemade candy for Christmas again because "Christmas just isn't Christmas without your candy." Wasn't that sweet!
• United States
11 Nov 06
That is sooooo sweet. I gave up on trying to buy gifts for all of my nieces and nephews....I made them each an individual goodie basket and it was the best gift I have ever given to them. It is now a tradition.
• United States
11 Nov 06
Do you have a recipe or two that you can share?
• United States
11 Nov 06
Every year at Christmas, our family makes a bunch of different candies and sweets, from family recipes. My fave is candied orange peel.
• United States
12 Nov 06
Candied orange peel sounds delicious. I will have to try making it. Do you have any others that you care to share?
@bfa731 (409)
• United States
11 Nov 06
How are you making the candy? Are you using an oven or something like that or do you have a special machine such as a taffy machine?
• United States
11 Nov 06
I use pots and pans on the stovetop. I don't own any special machines. Just the basics are needed for candy making. A candy thermometer helps, but I don't usually need it. I can tell by looking at it to see if it has cooked to the stage it needs to be at.
@amsharma (1861)
• United States
11 Nov 06
I have never made homemade candy, but I bet its really good.
• United States
11 Nov 06
Making candy can be touchy. If the air is too humid it takes longer it to reach its temperature. You have to use the right amounts and ingredients or failure is certain.
@jray721 (1969)
• United States
11 Nov 06
no i dont, but that sounds like a fun hobby !
• United States
11 Nov 06
It is...you should give it a try.
• United States
11 Nov 06
yes i do and i like the peanutbutter fudge the best.
• United States
11 Nov 06
I have made peanutbutter fudge every year for the past 35 years.
@juliedee (2388)
11 Nov 06
I make chocolate truffles that's all
• United States
11 Nov 06
That is one sweet that is on my list to make this year.
• United States
12 Nov 06
I try to make chocolate and peanut butter fudge for Christmas everyear... however most years it doesn't come out... but I figure one day it will... we just throw it in the freezer and it hardens that way...
• United States
11 Nov 06
we do, at Christmas time
@timou87 (1642)
• Singapore
11 Nov 06
I think it is great to be able to make your own sweets and to give them away as gifts! I wish I knew how to make my own candy
• United States
11 Nov 06
Yes I have made candy. I made caramels for gifts last Christmas . I'm more of a baker though
• Malaysia
11 Nov 06
i no make it this before Z^^ but i will try
• Romania
11 Nov 06
don`t know how
• United States
11 Nov 06
No. But I would want to learn how.
• United States
11 Nov 06
I have tried to make homemade candies ..but i just aint good at it..my mom can make them pretty good..and even if i follow the recipes exactly ...they turn out goofy...
@delina123 (2455)
• Canada
11 Nov 06
No, I dont know how
@wahmoftwo (1298)
• United States
11 Nov 06
Every year during the holdidays. They are good presents for teachers.