Instead of buying candy to serve at home or give as gifts, flex your culinary muscles and make your own. It's easier than you think.
For years, a close friend has always given gifts she makes herself. She believes strongly that a homemade gift expresses the character of the giver so much more than a store-bought gift.
Making chocolates requires a few specialized tools, some of which may already be in your kitchen. A double boiler or two saucepans that can fit together is essential. A Silpat or nonstick sheet is also very important. A silicone spatula is better than a rubber one.
Making individual chocolates is infinitely easier and more elegant if you invest in hard plastic or silicone molds.
If you want to make chocolates, be prepared to do a lot of tasting in your search for good quality, bulk chocolate. Before you buy, read the label. Look for natural ingredients. Avoid chocolate withRead More »from An Easy Recipe for Homemade Candy You Can Give as Gifts