Chocolate Candy Recipes
For Those Who Want To Make Their Own
Someone wrote asking for Chocolate Candy Recipes that can be made without buying chocolate as your base.
Other than extracting the cocoa yourself from the beans of the cocoa tree, I guess you have to start with some type of manufactured cocoa product. :)
If you are interested in the process of how to make chocolate candy, you can read more about the history of chocolate and the different types of chocolate available to consumers.
Chocolate is basically a combination of cocoa solids, sugar, milk, and vanilla. The amount of each ingredient determines the type of chocolate you end up with.
Here are a couple of chocolate candy recipes using cocoa powder as the cocoa solid choice to build on. Give them a try and see what you think.
- 3 cups sugar
- 3 cups milk
- 5 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Combine the sugar, milk, and cocoa in a saucepan and bring it to the boil while stirring. Boil until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage at 234-240 degrees F.
- Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla until mixture is creamy. Pour onto a buttered tray and allow to cool. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container.
*** Please note that the chocolate recipe above does not create a chocolate candy like that of a candy bar. I have yet to locate a simple recipe that does that from scratch. If you've got one, please add it below using the form provided.
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
- 6 tablespoons baking cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 1/4 cups powdered sugar, divided
- 3/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
- In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in corn syrup and cocoa, and bring to a boil.
- Remove from heat and add the vanilla, 2 cups of the powdered sugar, and the milk powder. As you stir this, the mixture will become stiff.
- Place mixture on a surface lightly dusted with powdered sugar and knead in the remaining powdered sugar. Continue kneading for 3 or 4 minutes until stiff.
- Divide into four sections and roll each portion into an 18 inch rope. Cut into 3/4 inch pieces and wrap each piece in waxed paper or cellophane. Store in the fridge.
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