Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Candy Class

Hannahlily had a candy making class for 34 teens teaching them to make 12 different candies in 90 minutes. Kate's Peanut Butter Balls
3 boxes powdered sugar
2 c. peanut butter
T. vanilla
1 lb. softened butter
Cream peanut butter & butter in mixer. Add vanilla. Slowly add powdered sugar. Roll into 1" balls. A mini ice cream scoop works well. Chill peanut butter balls. Dip in melted chocolate melts and set on parchment paper. Keep in frig. (Kate warns this makes a lot, maybe overfilling your mixer. You may want to cut the recipe in half.)
These stars would be a great decoration on food for the Fourth of July. Other shapes could be used for different themes. You can see the detail obtained with candy molds.
Gummy Stars
1 (3 oz.) box Jello gelatin, any flavor
7 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/2 c water
Mix all ingredients in a saucepan until mixture resembles playdough.
Place the pan over low heat & stir until melted.
Once completely melted, pour into plastic candy molds. Place in freezer for 5 minutes.
When very firm, remove from molds.

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