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.
1/2 cup butter
1 box 10x sugar
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.
13 thoughts on “Buttercream Candy – 12/21/20”
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!
Sounds so yummy Sarah-thanks for sharing- enjoy your down time!
These look so yummy, and they are super cute! I really want to try this recipe!
I don’t think I’ve ever had this type of candy. Looks delish!
It is so yummy!!
What a bummer that you’re still in school! Maybe you all go back later in January? The candy looks delicious! Thanks for linking up with Hello Monday! Tanya – The Other Side of the Road
That sounds delicious!! They almost remind me of truffles but easier.
A masterpiece! Thank you! Happy Holidays to you and your family!