3 Christmas Candies
These Christmas Candies are three of my favorites and make wonderful gifts! I have been making them for years and they always satisfy my sweet tooth. Packaged in a pretty box these candies are the perfect homemade treat for family and friends. The Peanut Butter Buckeyes are smooth and creamy and coated in chocolate. The Coconut Bon Bons are sweet and chewy with a crunch of the almonds and coated with chocolate. The Chocolate Covered Cherries are a perfect combination of sweet cherries wrapped in a fondant and dipped in chocolate.
The Buckeye recipe below is the correct recipe. I made a mistake in my video.
Peanut Butter Buckeyes
Ingredients 1/2 pound butter
2 cups peanut butter
5 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla chocolate almond bark or any dipping chocolate
Mix butter and peanut butter until well blended. Add sugar and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Roll into 1 inch balls. Chill while making dip. Melt chocolate in a double boiler until smooth. Put chilled balls on a toothpick and dip into chocolate to almost cover. Place on parchment paper and chill. Keep refrigerated until serving.
Coconut Bon Bons
1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 1/2 sticks of butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 cup chopped almonds (you can use walnuts or pecans also)
2 14oz bags of sweetened flaked coconut
chocolate almond bark or any dipping chocolate
Mix all ingredients together and chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Form into balls and dip into chocolate.
Chocolate Covered Cherries
1 10oz jar of maraschino cherries
1 Tbsp liquid from cherries
1 tsp corn syrup
2 Tbsp butter
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Mix together the liquid from cherries, corn syrup, butter, and powdered sugar. Mixture will be a thick and stiff fondant. Drain the rest of the liquid from the cherries. Take 1 tsp of fondant and press in your fingers to make a disc. Place a cherry in the center of disc and wrap around the cherry. Then roll into a ball. Place the wrapped and rolled cherries in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour. Dip into chocolate.
For a video tutorial visit my YouTube channel.