Candy/Confections

Sweet Toasted Pecans

December 22, 2017 Appetizers

A delicious treat for the holidays.

This quick and easy recipe will be a hit with family and friends. WARNING: The are addictive! 1 egg white 1 Tbsp water 1 lb pecans 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp salt Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. In a bowl, beat the egg white with water until frothy. Add pecans and […]

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Chocolate Truffles

December 17, 2017 Candy/Confections

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A great hostess gift for the holidays, but be sure to make a double batch, you’ll want some around your house to nibble on. 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream 2 cups double chocolate chips 6 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into small pieces Coating: 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa or shredded coconut.   Bring the cream to […]

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Peanut Butter Fudge

December 7, 2017 Candy/Confections

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My grandfather used to make batch after batch of different types of fudge for the holidays, and keep them cold in the breezeway of his home. We’d enter the house, and be welcomed by trays of fudge awaiting delivery to family and friends. Our favorite was always the peanut butter variety. 1/4 cup roasted unsalted […]

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Marshmallows

December 4, 2017 Candy/Confections

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It didn’t take long for this to be a family favorite around here! Once made, I decided to roll the marshmallows in crushed peppermint sticks to capture a bit of holiday flavor. But, don’t file this recipe under ‘Holiday’ because it is one you’ll want to make all year round. 3 packages unflavored gelatin 1-1/2 […]

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Homemade Candy Corn

October 30, 2017 Candy/Confections

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This is an Alton Brown recipe that is surprisingly easy to make. Keep in mind, work relatively quickly, otherwise the ‘dough’ may become too hard to shape or cut. I also remind you NOT to cut on your silicone mat, as it may damage the mat. I transferred the dough to a cutting board before […]

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Chocolate Sundae Cups

March 23, 2017 Candy/Confections

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Transform any party or family dessert into something special with these easy to make (and even easier to eat!) Chocolate Sundae Cups. Oh, and they only require two ingredients — plus some balloons! Once completed, fill them with all your favorite ice cream sundae fixings.   Ingredients: 1 bag chocolate chips – milk, semi-sweet, dark […]

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Homemade Tootsie Rolls

October 22, 2014 Candy/Confections

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I’m a fan of Tootsie Rolls, but I’m not a fan of all the hard-to-pronounce ingredients that they are made of. So, this Halloween, I thought I’d try making a few of my favorite. I dug up this recipe on A Cozy Kitchen blog, and found that it is relatively simple to make, and produces […]

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Homemade Candy: A Guest Post

July 18, 2013 Candy/Confections

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Once again, we welcome Marcela De Vivo to Family Eats. This time, she’s created a “Candy Land”-themed graphic that covers recipes for homemade candies. From licorice to peanut brittle, Marcela has created a fun way to illustrate some of our favorite treats! Thank, Marcela, for another great post for Family Eats. You can read her […]

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Buckeye Balls: aka Peanut Butter and Chocolate Treats

November 25, 2012 Candy/Confections

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As a native Ohioan, I can declare, “I’ve from the buckeye state.” Usually, I get blank stares when I say that, followed up with, “What the heck is a buckeye?” It doesn’t really matter, but in short, the buckeye is a nut from a deciduous tree (of the same name) from the Horse chestnut family. […]

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