Making your own homemade candy is a great skill to have as a baker or chocolatier and can especially come in handy around holidays, birthdays, and family events. Creating your own confections can seem intimidating at first, but it is definitely something that can be tackled with a touch of practice.
Delicious Bark and Fudge Recipes
Chocolate bark and fudge are the perfect go-to for anyone who can't get enough rich and delicious chocolate. When making bark or fudge, keep in mind that it's important to use good quality chocolate to ensure the best flavor. This is especially important if you're adding other favors to the bark. Think of the chocolate as the strong foundation for your candy's flavor profile. Nuts, peppermint flavorings or candies, and other types of chocolate can be added to the bark or fudge to create a delicious treat full of depth and flavor.
Perfect Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate truffles are easier to make than they appear and will definitely impress whoever you share them with. Chocolate truffles are a great treat to try if you are a newbie when it comes to candy making. Truffle chocolate is forgiving and once it's rolled into those perfectly chocolaty rounds, they are typically coated, covering up any mistakes that may have transpired along the way. The only thing you need to worry about is shaping the truffle chocolate quickly. Truffles are a wonderful treat to serve at holiday parties, dinner parties, or birthdays and will keep at room temperature for a few weeks, or in the fridge for a few months.
Nothing says the holidays like the perfect chocolaty treat. Peppermint fudge is a great dessert to gift to those around the holidays, or to serve after a Christmas dinner. Homemade peppermints and pralines can also work as great Christmas candy options. If you're not into chocolate, you can make salt water taffy, crystallized fruit, or almond toffee.
Fondant is easy to make and works perfectly as a finishing touch to cakes or small confections as an edible decoration. Fondant, otherwise known as sugar paste can be molded into any shape you choose and used as a small, edible candy, or adorned onto larger pastries or baked goods. You can opt to make white vanilla fondant, or add in flavors like chocolate or maple.
Create Amazing Homemade Candy
With some patience and the right ingredients, you can make incredibly indulgent and delicious homemade candy. Homemade treats are great for special occasions and creating your own recipes and experimenting can also be a fun way to unwind and enjoy solo.