Homemade Candy

coconut candy

In ancient times, even the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Chinese people like to eat nuts and slices of fruit soaked in honey. This archetype of candy does not serve as a dessert, but rather for medical purposes - a means to relieve sore throats or digestive problems.

Later, during the Middle Ages candy was available only for the high class as in their composition contain sugar and various spices, which were quite expensive.

In the early 16th century chocolate became more popular in Europe and the variety of candy is increased. Over time they became more affordable for the masses. Production of these products is increased so that by the beginning of the 19th century in the United States, there were about 400 candy factories.

People often prefer to give away candy on holidays. As a global leader is the holiday Halloween, followed by Easter, Christmas and Valentine's Day.

The State of California is at the forefront of manufacturers and chocolate and other types of candy.

biscuit candy

Back in the United States, was made the first box of chocolates. The year was 1854 and the occasion - Valentine's Day celebration.

If you do you're not a fan of store-bought candy and prefer to make your own home, here are some easy and delicious recipes:

Chocolate Truffle flavored coffee

chocolate candy

You will need:
- 250 g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa), crushed or shredded;
- 250 ml full-fat cream;
- 50 g unsalted butter, cut into cubes and softened at room temperature (not melted);
- 1/4 rounded teaspoon instant coffee granules;
- cocoa powder for sprinkling;

Optionally, you can add:
- Chopped hazelnuts or other nuts of your choice;
- Brandy, rum or other alcohol of your choice;

Method of preparation: First place the cream in a saucepan and let it almost come to a boil. Then put the chocolate and coffee in a bowl and slowly pour the hot cream into the mixture and stir until all the chocolate is melted, then allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.

Add the butter and continue to stir gently until the ganache becomes the consistency of mayonnaise, and the surface exhibits traces of oil. Allow the mixture to cool in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours (best overnight in a cool, well-ventilated place is better). With cold hands shape into balls and roll them in cocoa powder. Truffles are ready!

Prepared in this way, the candy can be stored up to 2 days, but if you want to keep them for longer, first soak them in chocolate and then cocoa powder.

Orange candy

You will need:
- 1 box of plain gelatin
- 1 box optional orange flavor
- 1/4 cup of water
- a clip of stevia powder extract (to taste)
- 1 tablespoon xylitol (for decoration)
- 1/2 teaspoon citric acid (optional for yoghurt coating)

Method of preparation: To start, mix the dry ingredients in a container for a microwave and then add water. Stir until the mixture becomes the density of plasticine and begins to "bounce." Place back in the microwave for seconds until the mixture is as liquid as syrup.

Pour the syrup into shapes, then let them cool in the fridge for about 5 minutes. Cover candy with xylitol or citric acid.

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