Homemade candy is a southern tradition. Us Southern mom’s encourage our daughters and sons to help us in the kitchen, whether it’s preparing candy, cakes, cookies or any part of a meal.
Homemade Candy makes a great gift. There are all sorts of bags and tins you can use to package the goodies. Have fun and use your imagination!
If you are a new homemade candy maker, start with something simple and work your way up to the more difficult recipes.
These old fashioned recipes are each tried and true either by myself, my mom or my grandma, who had the best country cooking recipe box ever.
This recipe was my Grandma’s, it’s very easy to make and it tastes awesome. Pack some in a decorative tin and pass out to friends and family. They will appreciate the thoughtfulness.
Melt oleo. Combine with sugar, milk and pecans.
Form into small balls.
Melt chocolate, chips and paraffin over low heat.
Dip balls into chocolate mixture and place on waxed paper
This chocolate covered chewy, nutty caramel concoction is yummy…
Melt caramels and milk in top double boiler.
Drop by teaspoonfuls on waxed paper.
Melt Hershey bars and paraffin in top double boiler.
Dip candy into paraffin.
These rich and chewy balls are great for a holiday treat..
Mix sugar, oleo, egg yolk and dates.
Cook 5 min.
Add Rice Krispies, pecans and vanilla.
Roll in balls and roll in coconut.
Chew treat that’s always a hit.
Mix well and form in small balls.
I use 1/4 c. honey and 1/4 c. molasses and sometimes Corn Chex cereal instead of Special K.
These are great for Halloween.
Crush vanilla wafers and mix other ingredients in order given above.
Mixture will be crumbly.
Chill thoroughly and then form in bite size balls.
Roll balls in angel flake coconut. Store in refrigerator or freeze.
The refreshing creamy peppermint flavored filling with melt in your mouth… Great summer treat.
Combine sugar, butter and flavoring.
Roll into patties.
Melt paraffin and chocolate in top of double boiler.
Remove from heat, cool slightly.
Dip patties in chocolate mixture.
Never make divinity on a rainy or humid day.
Cook sugar, water and Karo until it reaches the soft ball stage.
Beat eggs until stiff and dry.
Pour the cooked syrup over the whites and beat.
Add pecans and vanilla.
Dip out by spoonful onto a greased platter.
Pack some in a decorative tin and pass out to friends and family. They will appreciate the thoughtfulness.
Boil water, sugar and karo together until it spins a long string.
Add 2 cups raw peanuts and 1 tablespoon butter.
Stir constantly cooking until peanuts stop popping.
Remove from heat and add 1 heaping t. soda and 1 t. vanilla. Stir until soda dissolves.
Pour onto greased surface. Crack into pieces when cold.
Serve as an appetizer, or in bowls on the dinner table during dessert. Also great for gift giving.
Mix all ingredients except pecans.
Roll pecans in mixture.
Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 250* for one hour.
Pack some in colored plastic wrap and let the kids pass them out for Halloween, take to any school party or just enjoy them at home.
Put sugar, syrup and water into a saucepan.
Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
Pour over corn, roll mixture into balls.
Pralines are a southern favorite recipe, they are fairly easy to make. Great gifts packed in a decorative tins for you to pass out to friends and family.
Combine sugar, cream tartar, salt and milk.
Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves.
Cook to 236* Cool to 220*.
Add butter or oleo, extracts and pecans.
Beat until creamy.
Drop from large spoon onto waxed paper. Yield 1 1/2 – 2 doz. pralines.