Making candy is a kind of lost art. Dealing with hot sugar, giant kettles and fussy techniques is not as appealing. Although buying sweets is fairly easy, the artisanal products cost a small fortune, and the standard selections in the supermarket leave a lot to be desired. Fortunately, these 5 recipes show how to make some killer candy that’s also super easy. With a little patience and a handful of basic ingredients, these homemade sweets will reward you with sweet success.
Traditional soft candies are so delicious but so hard to make. You have to stir a huge pot for what seems like an eternity while constantly watching a candy thermometer. This easy Creme de la Crumb recipe offers the same taste for a fraction of the work. Just stir a mixture of butter, corn syrup, sugar and condensed milk into a pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, then simmer for 7 to 10 minutes, and pour into a baking dish. A pinch of sea salt increases the ingredient list to 5, but the taste is well worth the extra 2 seconds.
1/4 cup of butter
1/2 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
Combine all the ingredients in a heavy pan.
Cook for 6 minutes over medium heat, stirring every two minutes.
Stir and pour into a lightly greased dish.
Cut, wrap in wax paper and store in an airtight container.