How to Make Candy Without Cooking
Candy makes a wonderful treat and a thoughtful gift. Try a few recipes to treat yourself or someone special. Just click on the highlighted links to buy suggested ingredients for these special recipes.
Simple Candy Recipe
You can add so many of your favorite ingredients to this recipe. Fruit, Rice Krispies, carob, peanut butter, nuts, coconut, chocolate and more can dress up these little balls. Add food coloring to dress it up a bit. Be sure to add the additional ingredients and the food coloring before adding the milk.
1 1/2 cups non instant dry milk
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup honey, room temperature
Stir and knead enough milk into the honey to make a firm ball. Stretch and form into pencil size rolls. Let the rolls stand 4 to 5 hours. To keep rolls firm if they flatten out, gather up the rolls and knead more milk into them. Cut into bite-sized pieces. Before storing pieces, let the pieces dry slightly to prevent sticking. Once they are dry you will be able to pile them on top of each other. Adding colorful wrappers for each piece makes this treat even more special.
Lovely Molasses Candy
2 tbsp. butter
1 cup molasses (unsulfured)
2 cups non instant powdered milk
Mix powdered milk with molasses and butter until it forms a stiff ball. Stretch the ball. If it is still sticky, mix in more dry milk and continue until it is very stiff. Stretch into a rope shape and cut into pieces. Wrap the pieces.
Peanut Butter Fudge
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup honey
1 cup dry milk, non instant
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix all ingredients together. Press into a pan. Cut into squares. Decorate each square with an almond or walnut half.
Coconut Butterscotch Bites
1 cup coconut
1 cup non instant powdered milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup honey
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
In a 250 degree oven, brown the coconut and the dry milk in separate tins. Stir often. When the coconut and dry milk are a light golden color, remove and allow to cool. Add honey and margarine and form into balls. You can add 1/2 cup of pecans, slivered almonds, or chopped walnuts if desired.