Christmas is by far one of my favorite holidays. I love this time of year, everything from Christmas caroling with my children to make crafts with my students. With just over 2 weeks left till Christmas I have finished my main Christmas shopping and I have moved on to the stockings! Of course we have the basics like candy canes and chocolate coins, but one of my favorite things to put in our stockings are Mike & Ikes and with their festive holiday packaging it makes it even more fun. What are you filling your stockings with?? Mine favorite candy is Hot Tamales, best part is....no one else can stand the heat ;O) haha.
Most hard candies call for corn syrup, but since I was out and I have 3 children home I decided to experiment and make something fun! Here is what you need: 2 Cups of Sugar 2 Cups of Water 1 Package Sugar Free Jello A candy Thermometer Making candy is a pretty tricky process and trust me I messed up a batch or two getting this to work right.lol Put the sugar and water into the pot and turn on medium whisking well till the sugar is dissolved. Stirring pretty regularly to help the sugar from burning. As the sugar begin to boil turn the heat up to high. Watch your thermometer when the candy reaches 230 pour in the jello continuing to mix. Pour this mixture immediately into a cake pan that is lined with parchment paper of you can rub a little veggie oil in it. The candy will continue to cook as it melts anything over 230 you will be left with a burnt candy that tastes like licorice.lol After you candy is cooled completely turn it out onto a cookie sheet and break apart :O) I li