Easter is the time for celebrations. To make it even more special, you can prepare some great candy dishes along with your children. Let’s look at 5 awesome Easter candy recipes that you can make with your children. You would need a candy thermometer for preparing all the 5 candy recipes.
1. Almond Butter crunch Candy
This candy recipe is extremely delicious that you can make with your children on Easter. To make almond butter crunch candy, you would need 2 packages of milk chocolate chips, 2 cups butter, 1 pound brown sugar and 1 cup blanched almonds.
At first, you need to preheat the oven to 95°C (200°F). On the prepared pan, sprinkle a package of chocolate chips. Let the chips melt for about 5 minutes. Remove them from the oven and spread over the bottom of pan melted chocolate.
Now, combine brown sugar and butter in a large saucepan. Stir it constantly and heat to 145°C-154°C (300°F-310°F). Check the temperature with the help of a candy thermometer. Remove it after it is heated properly. Add ¾ cup of almonds and the melted chocolate into the pan.
Spread the mixture evenly and sprinkle another package of chocolate chips carefully over the layer of almonds. When the heat has melted the chocolate chips, spread the melted chocolate and sprinkle remaining almonds over it.
Cut it into squares carefully. Cool before removing from the pan. And you have delicious almond butter crunch candy ready.
2. Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
The chocolate dipped peanut butter eggs can be the perfect choice for your Easter celebrations. It is easy to prepare and so you can make it with your children. The ingredients that you would need to prepare peanut butter Easter eggs are 1 package of confectioners’ sugar, 1 cup of creamy peanut butter, 1/4th cup butter, 1 tablespoon milk, 8 squares of semi-sweet chocolate and 1 tablespoon shortening.
You need to combine peanut butter, butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk in a mixing bowl. Now, shape the mixture carefully to make a bunch of eggs. Freeze the bunch of eggs for an hour.
Now, cut the chocolate into small pieces and place them with shortening in top of a double boiler. Melt it over medium heat and stir frequently. Check the temperature with the help of a candy thermometer.
Now, dip the peanut butter eggs in melted chocolate. After the eggs are set, decorate them with your children to make them look attractive. You can prepare this recipe within thirty minutes.
3. Jellybean Bark
This is another delicious Easter Candy recipe that you can make with your children. It is very easy and fun to make jellybean bark. Therefore, you must try this recipe with your children. The combination of fruity jellybeans and creamy white chocolate is enjoyed by mostly everyone.
In order to make jellybean bark in Easter, you would need 1 pound jellybeans and 1 pound white confectioners’ coating. The preparation and cooking will take roughly 15 minutes, but you will get it ready after 1 hour.
At first, take a waxed paper to line a jelly roll pan. Set aside after lining it.
In the top of a double boiler, melt carefully the white confectioners’ coating. You need to melt it over simmering water. Check the temperature with the help of a candy thermometer. Stir it frequently. Take a rubber spatula and scrape down the sides to avoid scorching.
Now, spread the melted coating evenly onto the prepared pan. Scatter the jellybeans over the top. Refrigerate it for at least one hour so that it gets firm. Now serve the delicious jellybean bark after breaking into pieces.
For making it a little different, sprinkle a little quantity of melted semisweet chocolate over the jellybean bark before you break it into pieces.
4. Special Easter Marshmallows
You can also make special Easter marshmallows with your children on Easter. This candy recipe tastes great. The ingredients that you would need to make the marshmallows are 2 cups white sugar, 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, 1 tablespoon light corn syrup, 4 tablespoons unflavored gelatin, 2 egg whites, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and water.
You will get the Easter marshmallows ready in 8 hours 40 minutes. At first, you need to dust a square dish of about 9 X 9 inch with confectioners’ sugar.
Now, take a small saucepan. Stir corn syrup, white sugar and ¾ cup water in the pan over medium heat.
Heat it to 121-129 degrees C (250-265 degrees F). Use a candy thermometer to measure the temperature.
While you heat the syrup, place ½ cup water in a metal bowl. Sprinkle gelatin on it. Place the metal bowl over simmering water so that the gelatin gets dissolved completely. Measure the temperature of water with the help of candy thermometer.
After the syrup gets heated, sweep the gelatin mixture into the hot syrup. Set it aside.
Now take a bowl and whip egg whites. Pour the syrup mixture into the egg whites in a narrow stream. Stir the egg whites in vanilla.
Spread them evenly in the prepared pan. Let them stay undisturbed for at least 8 hours before you cut them into pieces.
5. Orange Jelly Candies
This is a delicious and tantalizing Easter candy recipe that you can make with your children. They look beautiful and can be the perfect thing to serve your guests at your Easter party.
The ingredients that you would need to make orange jelly candies are 1 package powdered fruit pectin, 2 teaspoons butter, ½ teaspoon baking soda, 1 cup sugar, ¾ cup water, 1 cup light corn syrup, few drops of orange oil, 5 drops of yellow and red food coloring each.
Take a square pan and add 2 teaspoons of butter. Stir it and keep it aside.
Take a large saucepan and mix baking soda, pectin and water in it. The mixture would be foamy. In another saucepan, mix corn syrup and sugar. Boil it for about 4 minutes until the mixture turns foamy. Use a candy thermometer to measure temperature so that you don’t overheat it. Now, add the pectin mixture to it and stir constantly. Boil it for a minute.
After removing it from heat, stir it in food coloring and orange oil. Pour it into the prepared pan where you have added butter. Leave it undisturbed for about 3 hours at room temperature.
Dip a knife in warm water and cut the candy carefully into 1 inch squares. Roll them in sugar. Keep it undisturbed overnight at room temperature. Then store the orange jelly candies in an airtight container.
These are 5 awesome Easter Candy recipes that you can make with your children. The recipes are fun and easy to make. All the candy recipes look colorful and attractive. They are also very delicious. Your children will surely love to prepare and have them at Easter.
You just need to keep all the ingredients and tools ready for a hassle free cooking experience. Do not forget to use a candy thermometer when you prepare the dishes. A candy thermometer will prevent you from overcooking or undercooking your delicious Easter candy recipe. Make your Easter celebrations special and memorable with these Easter candy recipes.