Although we tend to make candy mostly during
the holidays it is
a welcome treat anytime. I have fond memories of my Mother making
divinity and fudge during the holidays.
Before we start the recipes a few words about candy thermometers
Some people are skillful enough to make candy without
a thermometer, but I don't recommend
Here are the temperatures for the common
candy terms, all in Fahrenheit:
Soft Ball: 234
Firm Ball: 244
Hard Ball: 250
Soft Crack: 270
Hard Crack: 300
Caramelized Sugar: 310-338
Get to 350 and you have a burned up mess.
Candies Click here for a great
collection of chocolate candy recipes
my Mother-In-Law's secret fudge recipes with step by step instructions.
All these candies do not contain
chocolate, they include divinity and
pralines. Some are old family recipes.
Don't try to
make candy without a thermometer. Click the picture below to get a
very accurate and inexpensive one.
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