Buttercream Candy – 12/21/20

Happy Monday! I spent part of Sunday making my family’s favorite candy. We all love buttercream candy! It is so super easy to make. I usually make it over the course of a day because every step is better when it’s chilled. After I made it on Sunday, I couldn’t help but wonder why I don’t make this more through the year.

When I pulled the recipe out of my recipe box to share it last Thursday, the boys and Jeff said, “Are you making that candy soon?” I wasn’t kidding, we all LOVE it!!

On the top of my paper, I wrote “double this” and I do double it every year, but it makes a lot of candy.

Cream together:
1/2 cup butter
1 box 10x sugar

Add:
4 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cool in refrigerator and them roll into balls.

My mom made vanilla for us one year. I always use it when I’m making a favorite family recipe.

I use mini muffin liners for each of the balls so they are easy to keep separated when they’re finished.

Melt in a double boiler:
2 Tablespoons butter
4 squares chocolate (I use Bakers semi-sweet)
1 square inch paraffin

Once melted, spoon over each cream ball.

This year we tried something new. We’ve been loving candy canes this year so I thought of crushing candy canes and putting them in the melted chocolate on the balls.

I usually cool the balls on trays in my garage or refrigerator for a while. Once they’re cool, I stack them in Tupperware containers and try to hide them from my family. 😉

I am not sure what I will be blogging over the next few weeks. We have a full day of school Monday and Tuesday and a half day on Wednesday. I’m looking forward to some down time with Jeff and the kids. Have a great day full of sunshine and Christmas books!

Linking up with Tanya and the Hello Monday girls.

9 thoughts on “Buttercream Candy – 12/21/20

  1. scottaew says:

    I can’t believe you have school til Wednesday! That is stressful for the teacher moms! I bet the parent moms love it. Notice I don’t say Dads bc IMO Christmas wouldn’t happen without the moms! That candy looks great!

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