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With over 550 pages of authentic, homegrown Candy Recipes

This book has the BEST selection of Candy Recipes made by the most SIMPLEST of Methods.

You’ve never tried?
You’ve never had?

You should try my grandma’s!

Here is a selection of my Grandma’s best Candy Recipes. They are so simple to make, as back in her day she didn’t have the technology and gadgets we have now.

I think it is important that we realise, we have all heard of Television chefs like Gordon Ramsey or Jamie Oliver, who bring cooking styles which are commercialised and of mass appeal.

More importantly, they rarely discuss the true roots of their culinary dishes and certainly never refer back to the most traditional dishes, created not by a famous television chef, but by some not so well known.

Grandma!

If I was going to liken her cooking style and finesse to anyone then it would be to the likes of Mary Berry.

When I was just three years old, I have fond recollections and memories of standing next to my ‘nana’ in her compact kitchen in fact it, the kitchen was so small, you could barely move. One half of the space was occupied by a small gas stove and opposite that was the sink with a window above looking out onto the street and next to this was a large wooden, built-in larder, which when (I thought) she wasn’t looking I could climb into or up.

All my fondest memories came from the aromas and flavours generated in this one tiny room.

My grandmother loved to cook and bake, the earliest memory I have of her kitchen is when I was 3 and baking chocolate chip cookies with her. It was so much fun and I still love watching cookies melt down in the oven, changing from little drops of dough, into actual cookies! Nana also used to make bread all the time; I can still remember the wonderful smell of bread fresh out of the oven.

Nana’s food, particularly her Candies were so beautiful to smell and even more gorgeous to taste.

I wanted everyone to come and try my Grandma’s Candies. But, back then that was not practical!

Now, thanks to technology, I have taken her hand written and home grown recipes and made them available to everyone as a permanent token of gratitude to a wonderful lady and an even better Candy cook!

I hope you enjoy them and please leave me comments on your favorites.

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Dedication

I dedicate my book to my wonderful ‘nana’, Francesca.

Every day, I still smell the first cookies we made together.

Every day, I remember how life is missing you and all the wonderful things you bought to it.

Your recipes are released on Amazon, but I hope you can read them in Heaven.

Forever my inspiration, forever my mentor, forever in my thoughts,

Remembering you and loving you always.

Mika

x x x

Preface

With over 550 pages of authentic, homegrown Candy Recipes

This book has the BEST selection of Candy Recipes made by the most SIMPLEST of Methods.

You’ve never tried?

You’ve never had?

You should try my grandma’s!

Here is a selection of my Grandma’s best Candy Recipes. They are so simple to make, as back in her day she didn’t have the technology and gadgets we have now.

I think it is important that we realize, we have all heard of Television chefs like Gordon Ramsey or Jamie Oliver, who bring cooking styles which are commercialized and of mass appeal.

More importantly, they rarely discuss the true roots of their culinary dishes and certainly never refer back to the most traditional dishes, created not by a famous television chef, but by some not so well known.

Grandma!

If I was going to liken her cooking style and finesse to anyone then it would be to the likes of Mary Berry.

When I was just three years old, I have fond recollections and memories of standing next to my ‘nana’ in her compact kitchen in fact it, the kitchen was so small, you could barely move. One half of the space was occupied by a small gas stove and opposite that was the sink with a window above looking out onto the street and next to this was a large wooden, built-in larder, which when (I thought) she wasn’t looking I could climb into or up.

All my fondest memories came from the aromas and flavors generated in this one tiny room.

My grandmother loved to cook and bake, the earliest memory I have of her kitchen is when I was 3 and baking chocolate chip cookies with her. It was so much fun and I still love watching cookies melt down in the oven, changing from little drops of dough, into actual cookies! Nana also used to make bread all the time; I can still remember the wonderful smell of bread fresh out of the oven.

Nana’s food, particularly her Candies were so beautiful to smell and even more gorgeous to taste.

I wanted everyone to come and try my Grandma’s Candies. But, back then that was not practical!

Now, thanks to technology, I have taken her hand written and home grown recipes and made them available to everyone as a permanent token of gratitude to a wonderful lady and an even better Candy cook!

I hope you enjoy them and please leave me comments on your favorites.

Table of Contents

DEDICATION

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1: CANDY BARS

Almond Chocolate Coconut Cookies I

Almond Chocolate Coconut Cookies II

Almond Coconut Chocolate Cookie Balls

Babe Ruth Baseball Bars

Candy Bar Bars

Cashew Caramel Bars

Choco Coconut Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

Double Chocolate Crumble Bars

Famous Peanut Caramel Candy Bars

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Kit Kat® Bars

Peanut Butter Candy Bars

Peanut Butter Cup Bars

Peanut Butter Cups

Planet Mars Almond Bars

The Ultimate Chocolate Bar

CHAPTER 2: CHEWY CANDIES

Christmas Wreaths

Candy Strawberries

Edible Spiders

Ga Ga Clusters

Gumdrop Tasty Chewies

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade Marshmallows II

Honey Nutters

Mohn Candy

Old Time Taffy

Skillet Cookies I

Skillet Cookies II

Stained Glass Candy

CHAPTER 3: CHOCOLATE

Angel Candy

Basic Truffles

Bavarian Mints

Bavarian Mints II

Best Toffee Ever

Bon Bons

Brigadeiro

Buckeye Balls

Buckeye Balls II

Cappuccino Caramels Royale

Caramel Peanut Fudge

Cherry Blossom Fudge

Chewy Chocolate Candies

Chinese New Year Chocolate Candy

Chocolate Almond Bark

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Dipped Apples

Chocolate Brittle Surprise

Chocolate Caramel Candy

Chocolate Covered Blueberries

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Chocolate Covered Peppermint Patties

Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

Chocolate Delight

Chocolate Marshmallow Candy

Chocolate Orange Truffles

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Peppermint Wafers

Chocolate Truffles

Chow Clusters

Christmas Kiss Candies

Christmas Turtle Candies

Cookie Balls

Cow Pies

Cracker Candy

Crème de Pirouline

Double Chocolate Mocha Trifle

Double Peanut Truffles

Easy Decadent Truffles

Easy Toffee

Fairy Food

Famous Caramel Cookie Bars

Famous Coconut-Almond Balls

Fool-Proof Chocolate-Orange Treasure Truffles

Fudge Bonbons

Fudge Puddles

Funky Frito Fruckies

Great Microwave Fudge

Great Raspberry Truffles

Gourmet Pretzel Rods

Grandma's Christmas Candy

Hazelnut Toffee Crunch

Hockey Pucks

Luscious Chocolate Truffles

Marble Nut Clusters

Martha Washington Candies

Melt In Your Mouth Toffee

Milk Chocolate Popcorn

Oodle Kadoodles

OREO® Caramel Clusters

Oreo™ Cookie Bark

Peanut Clusters

Peanut Clusters II

Peppermint Creams

Peppermint Patties

Pioneer Potato Candy

Plastic Chocolate

Reese's® Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Chip Clusters

Rich Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

Rocky Road Candy

Rocky Road Drops

Rum Truffles

Select-Your-Own Chocolate Truffles

Special Dark® Fudge Truffles

Stained Glass Candy II

Sweet Pretzel Stacks

Toasted Almond Truffles

Toffee I

Toffee II

Turtle Candy

Ultimate Valentine's Day Chocolate Truffle

White Chocolate Covered Pretzels

CHAPTER 4: FUDGE

Autumn Creamy Chocolate Fudge

Baked Fudge

Best Ever Fudge

Cheery Cherry Almond-Topped Fudge

Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Chocolate Walnut Fudge

Chocolate-Almond Fudge

Country House Fudge

Creamy Guilt-Free Fudge

Double Flavor Fudge

Double-Decker Fudge

Duo-Chocolate Fudge

Easy Nutty Fudge Cups

Elegant Family Fudge

Extra Easy Fudge

Festive Fudge

Foolproof Chocolate Fudge

Fudge

German Chocolate Fudge

Grandma’s Scrummy Fudge

Holiday Fudge

Homemade Yummy Fudge

Irish Cream Truffle Fudge

Joy's Fudge

Maple Oat Fudge Squares

Martian's Fudge

Million Dollar Fudge

Mint Chocolate Fudge

Never-Never Ever-Ever Fail Fudge

No Fail Chocolate Fudge

No Fail Fudge

Old Fashioned Fudge

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Fudge

Old-Fashioned Fudge

One Two Three Fudge

Peanut Choc-Scotch Fudge

Pudding Fudge

Raspberry Truffle Fudge

Red and White Fudge

Reese's® Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Chip Fudge

Remarkable Fudge

Rich Cocoa Fudge

Sunday School Fudge

Tiger Butter I

Tiger Butter II

White Chocolate Fudge

Best Ever Cheese Fudge

No-Cook Never-Fail Fudge

Spicy Pumpkin Fudge

Creamy Orange Fudge

Strawberry Fudge

Pumpkin Fudge

Easy Creamy Vanilla Fudge

Butterscotch Fudge

Crazy Peanut Butter Fudge

Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

Gramma's Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

Grandma's Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge I

Peanut Butter Fudge a

Peanut Butter Fudge b

Peanut Butter Fudge c

Peanut Butter Fudge II

Peanut Butter Fudge III

Peanut Butter Fudge IV

Peanut Butter Fudge V

Super Dooper Peanut Butter

Pumpkin Fudge II

Candy Cane Fudge

Carnation® Famous Fudge

Chocolate Snow Swirl Fudge

Chocolate Sour Cream Fudge

Christmas Maple Fudge

Honey Nut White Fudge

Maple Walnut Fudge

Peanutty Chocolate Fudge

Peppermint Chocolate Fudge

Super-Easy Rocky Road Fudge

White Christmas Jewel Fudge

World's Best Peanut Butter Fudge

CHAPTER 5: HARD CANDIES

Almond Buttercrunch

Almond Buttercrunch Candy II

Almond Crunch

Christmas Crunch

Crunchy Munchies

Hard Rock Candy

Homemade Buttercrunch Candy

Mock Peanut Brittle

Old Fashioned Hard Candy

Peppermint Brittle

Peppermint Stick Dessert

Stained Glass Candy I

Cream Cheese Mints

Grandmama Pampas' Old-Fashion Pull Mints

Mackie's Cream Cheese Mints

Mint Patties

My Grandma's Mint Patties

Party Mints

Peppermint Pink Valentine Mold

CHAPTER 6: ALL THE REST

Swedish Nuts I

Almond Buttercrunch Candy I

Cinnamon-Roasted Almonds

Eggnog Fudge

Glazed Nuts

Marzipan

Marzipan Candy

Orange Fudge

Coconut Brittle

Coconut Candies

Coconut Ice

Coconut Jays

Macadamia Clusters

Candy Coated Pecans

Cinnamon Toffee Bars

Crispy Peanut Butter Candy Delight

Easy 1000 Watt Microwave Pralines

Fantasy Divinity

Panocha Fudge

Pecan Fondant Logs

Pecan Pralines

Penuche

Penuchi

Swedish Nuts II

Texas Pralines

Yummy Pecan Pralines

Candied Walnuts

Candy Turkeys

Caramels

Festive Holiday Bark

Grandma's Irish Potatoes

Puppy Chow

Grandma's Popcorn Balls

Kettle Corn

Old Time Popcorn Balls

Popcorn Cake I

Popcorn Cake II

Potato Candy

RESOURCE PAGE

Chapter 1: Candy Bars

I have fond memories of grandma visiting my folks house on a weekend and either cooking up some candy bars in my folks kitchen or bringing along some freshly baked.

As a child you can only imagine what a pleasure it was to go to bed with the smell of fresh baked Candy bars, gently wafting me to sleep.

As a child I wasn’t poor, my Ma and Pa worked and were well respected in our community. So, we never needed for anything.

Yet, strangely I don’t ever recollect visiting a sweet store or grocer’s store and asking for any candy bars.

Now in hindsight I recall how much my Nana baked for us and in every lunch pack on every day at School, I had another of my Grandma’s gems inside.

It wasn’t actually a school lunch, it was like unwrapping a Christmas present every day.

Never knowing what’s inside, never knowing what it actually was going to be. Sure I could see it was a square a cup or a bar, but I wouldn’t really know what it was until I took the first bite.

All I did know is that every time I unwrapped my lunch, whatever gem Nana had included was going to be the best thing I ate that day, the best present on that day.

The other kid were envious, they all knew what their presents in their lunch packs were, they had the wrappers on and equally disappointing for them was they knew what it would taste like as they had eaten them before. But each and every bite I took on each and every day was something special.

It wasn’t à la carte or refined dining but it was my first early introduction into the blessings of homegrown food.

Almond Chocolate Coconut Cookies I

"A wonderfully light cookie with the taste of an Almond Joy candy bar."

Makes: 4 dozen.

INGREDIENTS:

4 egg whites

1 cup confectioners' sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups flaked coconut

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup toasted and chopped almonds

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DIRECTIONS:

Beat egg whites until stiff. Add sugar and vanilla gradually. Add coconut and flour; mix well.

Stir in chocolate chips and almonds; drop by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes. Remove and cool.

Almond Chocolate Coconut Cookies II

"You can improve on perfection and these are so easy to make and are extremely delicious."

Makes: 4 dozen.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup butter

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

4 eggs

4 teaspoons vanilla extract

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

5 cups semisweet chocolate chips

2 cups flaked coconut

2 cups chopped almonds

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DIRECTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips, coconut and almonds. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Almond Coconut Chocolate Cookie Balls

"These are almost exactly like the very popular candy bar."

Makes: 3 to 4 dozen.

INGREDIENTS:

2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

3 cups flaked coconut

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 pinch salt

1 cup whole almonds

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DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In the top half a double boiler melt the chocolate and condensed milk, stirring frequently.

Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the coconut. Stir in the vanilla and salt. Mix well until the coconut is completely coated. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls