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Holiday Candy Recipes – The Ultimate Recipes to Make Candy

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Do you like candy as much as I do? Well, did you know that you can prepare delicious candy from the comfort of your home? Pecan pralines, raspberry divinity, chocolate turtles and coconut bon bons are some simple yet delicious candy recipes you can prepare at home.

Below are the recipes so you can try them out and you will see what i mean:

1. Pecan Pralines

Ingredients:

– 1 cup of brown sugar
– 1 cup of sugar
– 1 cup of milk
– 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
– 1 tablespoon of butter
– 1/8 teaspoon of salt
– 1 cup of chopped pecans

Directions:

– Combine sugars and milk.
– Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until sugars are dissolved and mixture boils.
– Cook until thermometer registers 224.
– Add butter and pecans.
– Cook until a small amount of mixture forms a soft ball when dropped in cold water.
– Cool quickly to lukewarm.
– Stir in maple syrup and heat until thick.
– Drop on a buttered surface and flatten out into patties.

2. Raspberry Divinity

Ingredients:

– 3 cups of sugar
– 1 – 3 oz. Package of raspberry gelatin
– 1/2 cup of flaked coconut
– 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
– 3/4 cup of light corn syrup
– 1 cup of chopped pecans
– 3/4 cu of water

Directions:

– Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water.
– Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
– Reduce heat and cook to hard ball stage.
– Combine beaten egg whites and gelatin – beat until mixture forms stiff peaks.
– Pour hot syrup slowly into egg whites, beating until candy loses gloss and holds shape.
– Fold in coconut and nuts (optional).
– Pour into greased 9 inch square pan.
– Top with rows of chopped nuts and coconut.

3. Chocolate Turtles

Ingredients:

For The Turtles

– 2 squares of chocolate
– 1/2 cup of margarine
– 2 eggs
– 3/4 cup of sugar
– 1 cup of flour
– 1 teaspoon of vanilla

For The Icing:

– 1/2 square of chocolate
– 1/2 cup of brown sugar
– 1/4 cup of water
– 2 1/2 tablespoons of butter
– Powdered sugar

Directions:

– Melt 2 squares of chocolate and 1/2 cup of margarine.
– Beat 2 eggs. Add sugar. Fold chocolate mixture into egg mixture.
– Fold in 1 cup flour and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
– Drop by teaspoon on hot waffle iron (low).
– Bake 50 seconds.
– Cool and frost.
– ICING: Boil chocolate, brown sugar, water, and butter 3 minutes.
– Take off heat.
– Add powdered sugar until thick.
– Put on turtles.
– Sprinkle with ground nuts.

4. Coconut Bon Bons

Ingredients:

– 3/4 cup of instant potatoes (2 servings cooked, but not seasoned)
– 4 cups of flaked coconut
– 1 – 16 oz. package of powdered sugar
– 1 teaspoon of almond extract

Directions:

– Stir together the instant potatoes, coconut, powdered sugar, and the almond extract, mixing thoroughly.
– Refrigerate the mixture for 1 to 2 hours.
– Melt a 12 ounce bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1/3 of a bar of paraffin was in a double boiler.
– Shape the coconut mixture into small balls and dip in the melted chocolate.
– Lay on waxed paper until cool.

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Source by Lucille Green

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