Candy
Yes, it is possible to make Pop Rocks, the famously fizzy candy, right in your own kitchen. No, you don't need any special equipment or a science degree. This at-home version of the classic candy attains its magical fizz through a combination of citric acid and baking soda. Time for a fun kitchen experiment!
Jessie Oleson Moore
While the recipe's Celtic origins are questionable, Irish potato candy is a fun and easy treat for celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Essentially, the no-bake treat is candy dough shaped and coated to look like a tiny potato, but it obviously tastes so much sweeter. Trust us, the whole gang will be grabbing 'em by the handful.
Jessie Oleson Moore
For many, Halloween candy is something you buy — not make. But homemade mellowcreme pumpkins, aka candy corn, are too good not to make. Their thicker shape gives them a chewy, unique texture that sets them apart from the aisles of store-bought candies, and DIYing them means they'll be fresher, creamier and have a more well-rounded, deeper flavor. Oh, and not only are these little pumpkins cute and tasty, but they just so happen to work perfectly as toppers on any Halloween cake.
Jessie Oleson Moore
Candy melts: Oh, how we love and fear you. Yes, you can help us create spectacularly colorful desserts. But you can also leave us feeling totally frustrated and angry at the world.
Wendy McGowan
Your chocolate chip cookies totally slay, and your lemon tart deserves a lifetime achievement award. You're on the way to baking greatness, but to be a real master, you need to amp up your skill set. But how? By working your way through all the skills on this list to achieve those baking #goals.
Jessie Oleson Moore
Jami covers hard candy essentials, focusing on the key ingredients: sugar and glucose. Understand the role that temperature plays as you learn to create hard candy lollipops that look like stained glass as well as Bellini-inspired sparkling candies.
Then, put some unique flavor twists on classic caramel. Jami shows you how to combine two perfectly balanced flavors: salty popcorn and caramelized sugar, to craft smooth, creamy caramels that are sure to impress.
Jami shares the step-by-step process for making Dreams Come Chew, the chewy fruity candy that came to her in a dream. After that, discover a few ingenious shaping techniques to create colorful candy ropes and chewy-centered lollipops.
In this lesson, Jami teaches you how to make rosé gumdrops with buoyant, airy texture. She also shares the simple steps to bloom and melt gelatin for successful results every time.
Wrap things up by learning to use your mixer to make light and fluffy marshmallows with a creamy vanilla bean flavor. Your s’mores and crispy rice treats will never be the same!
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