How to Make Homemade Candy
Most people fear the task of making homemade candy because they hear stories of candy thermometers and high-heat, quick-preparation methods where one wrong move could cost you the recipe. We've put together some great low-fuss recipes that will be a hit in your candy jar!
Don't think that fancy decorated truffles are a candy shop exclusive. They're quite simple and fun to make at home. These are a great kids' project, because they require little cooking and are a blast to decorate. You can mix up the flavors in many ways, from decadent to exotic, or even just plain tried-and-true chocolate.
Basic Truffle Base
- 2 12-oz. packages semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
- 1 tablespoon water
Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave or on the stove in a double boiler. Pour over the cream cheese and water, blending well to make sure the mixture is smooth and lump-free. Pour into silicon candy molds and set in refrigerator for 2 hours until firm. If hand shaping, place mixture in refrigerator for 1 hour, remove and roll into balls. Place truffles on parchment lined baking sheet and return to chill for another hour.