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what other homemade sweeties can I add to these?

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aznerak Tue 15-Jul-08 21:53:57

Instead of the usual shop bought rubbish, I decided to make homemade sweeties for the staff at my daughter's pre-school.

I have made a selection of sweeties to put in some little boxes I bought in a sugarcraft shop.

I need to make some more though

So far, I have made:

vanilla fudge
brandy truffles
peppermint creams
cherry and almond chewy bites
choc and nut mini biscuits

There is a bit of room left in each box so I need to make one more item

Any ideas please (including recipes please!)???

wrinklytum Tue 15-Jul-08 22:03:17

Truffles

50G BUTTER
80ML CREAM
100G DARK CHOCOLATE-CHOPPED
100G DARK/MILK/WHITE CHOCOLATE,GRATED.

1 cOMBINE BUTTER AND CREAM IN SMALL PAN.sTIR OVER LOW HEAT UNTIL BUTTER MELTED.bRING TO BOIL AND REMOVE FROM HEAT IMMEDIATELY.

2 pLACE CHOPPED CHOC IN HEATPROOF BOWL AND POUR IN HOT CREAM MIXTURE.cOVER BOWL FOR 1 MIN AND STIR UNTIL CHOC MELTED AND RESULTING LIQUID SMOOTH.aDD ANY FLAVOURS IF NEEDED AT THIS POINT (IE VANILLA/ORANGE/STRAWBERRY ESSENCE) (OPTIONAL).aLLOW MIXTURE TO COOL IN FRIDGE.

3 WHEN MIXTUER COOL ROLL HEAPED TEASPOONSFUL INTO BALLS (MAKES 24 ISH)

4 ROLL BALLS IN GRATED CHOC.pLACE ON FOIL LINED TRAY AND PUT IN FRIDGE UNTIL COMPLETELY FIRM.wILL SAVE UP TO 3 WEEKS OIN FRIDGE IN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER.

HTH SORRY FOR CAPS.

OverMyDeadBody Tue 15-Jul-08 22:06:57

wouldn't it be easier to just add more of each thing to the boxes?

OverMyDeadBody Tue 15-Jul-08 22:08:30

this is very easy though

Pinkveto Tue 15-Jul-08 22:09:13

chocolate coconut squares

2 blocks plain/milk chocolate
tin condensed milk
250g coconut (presume dessicated?)
6oz butter/marg
6oz icing sugar

melt chocolate, put half into bottom of dish
mix butter and icing sugar
add condensed milk
add coconut
spread onto chocolate layer
when set add top layer chocolate

wrinklytum Tue 15-Jul-08 22:09:34

Oh sorry brandy truffles on your list!!!

Consults kiddie recipe book for others...

Hmm how about

Choc-marshmallow bites?

400G DARK CHOCOLATE
250G MARSHMALLOWS
160G UNSALTED ROASTED PEANUTS
100G GLACE CHERRIES

lINE BASE OF 7X11 INCH TIN WITH FOIL.
2 PLACE CHOC IN MEDIUM HEATPROOF BOWL OVER PAN OF SIMMERING WATER AND STIR TIL CHOC MELTED.
SPREAD A QUARTER OF CHOC OVER BASE OF TIN PLACE OTHER INGREDIENTS RANDOMLY OVER CHOCOLATE.
POUR REST OF CHOC ON TOP.
PUT IN FRIDGE FOR 20 MINS UNTIL SET.

aznerak Tue 15-Jul-08 22:11:28

Thanks everyone. Can't add more as I have had to make 12 boxes (don't ask!!!) and so I have used up all that I have made splitting it between those 12. Need to add 2 more cases to each box to fill.

pinkveto - how much is 2 blocks of chocolate?

Pinkveto Tue 15-Jul-08 22:12:50

How much do you like chocolate?

I'm afraid this is a classic recipe from my mother, so as usual you're left guessing.

Probably 200g.

Although she'd have it in ounces

OverMyDeadBody Tue 15-Jul-08 22:14:22

I'm impressed.

Madlentileater Tue 15-Jul-08 22:14:50

ready to eat runes and/or apricots dipped in melted chocolate are very nice. And easy.

OverMyDeadBody Tue 15-Jul-08 22:16:15

I'd think 2 blocks of chocolate would be 400g? the average bar/block of choc os 200g.

OverMyDeadBody Tue 15-Jul-08 22:17:25

oh yes madlentil is right, good quality dried fruit dipped in dark chocolate is divine and very impressive looknig! Hotel Chocolate change a fortune for their chocolate dipped fruit.

wrinklytum Tue 15-Jul-08 22:17:52

Ready to eat runes sound interesting - Sorts out your hunger pangs and spiritual life in one easy step

OverMyDeadBody Tue 15-Jul-08 22:20:08

How about some Honeycomb?

225g (8oz) Sugar
300ml (½ pint) Cold Water
1 tbsp Golden Syrup
1 tsp Warm Water
½ tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
½ tsp Cream of Tartar

Place the sugar, water, golden syrup and cream of tartar into a heavy bottomed saucepan, heat gently until the sugar has completely dissolved.
Boil the mixture without stirring, to a temperature of 154°C (310°F).
Remove from the heat to prevent further cooking.
Quickly mix the bicarbonate of soda with the warm water and add to the sugar mixture, stirring gently.
Pour the mixture into a 18cm by 28cm (7inch by 11 inch) non-stick baking tray to a depth of at least 2.5cm (1 inch).
Allow to cool for a few minutes before marking into bars or squares.

It doesn't keep for long though before becoming soft.

Madlentileater Tue 15-Jul-08 22:37:01

yes...nordic dried fruit....you throw them over your shoulder and then look to see what pattern they make...

aznerak Tue 15-Jul-08 22:37:29

thanks everyone!
dipped fruit would be mega easy!

aznerak Wed 16-Jul-08 08:37:49

Thanks everyone - I made some coconut ice at 6am this morning and it looks lovely in the boxes

OverMyDeadBody Wed 16-Jul-08 09:23:03

wow. I'm even more impressed now, 6am!!

Did you take a picture you can put in your profile for us all to drool over?

aznerak Wed 16-Jul-08 12:12:07

will do but camera out of charge right now. Took 9 boxes in to my daughter's pre-school this morning and no-one believed I had made them!

Would love to sell them but no idea where to start

lunavix Wed 16-Jul-08 13:39:40

[cheeky emoticon]

would you please share the recipes for the ones you made? they sound lovely and I want to get into home baking more..

micku5 Wed 16-Jul-08 13:42:31

I second that request from Lunavix...

aznerak Wed 16-Jul-08 21:39:01

Hi there

Not at home for day or two but will post the recipes once I am home again.

Which in particular are you interested in?

xxx

micku5 Thu 17-Jul-08 17:20:22

erm.. don't know about the others but all of them... grin

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