Making Candy For Christmas Presents

Sick of trying to pick out the ideal Christmas gift for all the people you know every year? Why not make a gift in your own kitchen that everyone is sure to enjoy? It is the rare person who does not like some kind of chocolate, fudge, peanut butter, or other candy treat. Candy is a great present to give someone during the holidays. It is simple to prepare, and you can be sure that this is one gift that nobody will be able to return.

chocolate fudgeFudge is a classic holiday candy, and one of the most widely liked. This is a surefire hit this December. Chocolate marshmallow fudge is a snap to make. You mix evaporated milk, sugar, butter, and marshmallow cream together, and boil it, while stirring the the whole time. After about 5 minutes, mix in choc chips, vanilla, and nuts. Let it cool off on a pan after you spread it out. Put it in a festive container of your choice and wrap it to be given away as a present.

Many people think of soft candy around the holidays. But hard candy is also a fine option. Candy apples taste great, but are also better for your health. Take off the stems and impale the apple. In a pot, use corn syrup, water, and sugar. Boil it all while stirring. To see its ready, take a bit and put it into a cup of cold water. If it forms a hard ball, its time. Dip the apples into the mixture, and put them on wax paper to dry. These are a great present for a person who wants to watch their diet a little more this Christmas season.

Candy is always better and tastier if you make it yourself. Common choices include fudge, candy apples, caramels, peanut clusters, and more. Do not limit yourself to these options. Feel free to experiment and see what delicious concoctions you can come up with. If you have kids, they might want to help you make Christmas candy. It could be the start of a wonderful new Christmas tradition.