This last Sunday all the girls on my moms side of the family (my best friends and favorite people in the world) came together to have our annual candy making day. A tradition started by my grandma many moons ago. We all pile into my mom’s kitchen and make confectionary deliciousness after confectionary deliciousness and enjoy each other’s company. Any excuse for us all to be together we jump on it. We snack on our candy and other junk food as we tell stories and laugh with one another. It is a blessing to share this day with them all.
This tradition means so much to us and we all have our favorite candies we make every year. There is…. peanut butter balls, peanut butter hi ho, chocolate dipped Oreos, fudge, cinnamon sugar pretzels, peanut clusters, cornflake cookies, Oreo cake balls, salted caramel bark, chocolate covered orange slices and much much more. We all have our favorites and bring our holiday themed Tupperware to load up after we are all finished! We line up in a train all piling container after container FULL of the chocolate covered goodness.
This all is done over three or four hours, of course while listening to Christmas tunes. It is a gift from God to be able to honor this tradition my grandma started and we all make time to come together and do so. It is also a gift for us to have so much wonderful candy that we can share it with others we love and appreciate. It is brought to work, neighbors, friends, in-laws and many many more. We are able to spread the love throughout the community and let others have a small piece of our special day. Something I will always be grateful for!
Some of the favorites…
Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
Mix together in bowl. Lay out on cookie sheet. Bake for 30 min on 300 degrees Fahrenheit. (We also sprinkle more sugar on top before baking)
Chocolate Covered Orange Slice Candies
- Candy orange slices
- Milk chocolate almond bark
Dip candy in melted bark. And lay on wake paper. Let set up and then enjoy!
If anyone wants the recipe to anything else I listed or you see in the picture. Let me know and I’ll post it!