Homemade Guide to Creating Caramel Chocolate and Candy Gift Boxes
Part I - Facts about Candy Marketing
The average super market offers more than one hundred different types of candy, usually several times more during holiday seasons. The fact that candy is a popular craving among kids is one of the main reasons that it is such a marketable product. Candy can be used as gifts for kids, holiday presents for family, or just a genuine treat to serve a craving of sugar. There are more ways to enjoy the presence of candy than just buying it at a supermarket however, and one of those ways is to dip into the fun possibility of creating homemade assorted candy boxes.
It just takes one decision to jump into the fun and exciting world of creation, and decorating boxes of candy to share with friends and family sounded like a fun and interesting idea right from the start.
Part II - Homemade Assorted Candy Boxes
This will be a step-by-step guide on how to create a homemade assorted candy box. One of the most important things to establish is how to create the box. It's probably easiest to use a general white box rather than starting from scratch. There are several stores that could potentially sell these, for example a local dollar store, or a generally popular market like Walmart.
One of the first steps after obtaining the boxes would be to wrap the corners in foil, before gluing the corners down on each side. It is important to remember to ensure that the candy will remain in place once placed inside the box, so using a sticky material or a pasty substance should do the trick without ruining the candy container or wrapper.
Labels are usually a good choice for these kinds of boxes, and placing one just on the outside of the box for each candy would be a smart choice. Using a piece of paper similar to that of what you'd find in a fortune cookie would be perfect. This can likely be found at a local arts and crafts store, but if you cannot find them, you could use scissors to cut smalls pieces of paper apart, and write on them yourselves with a sharpie pen.
Part III - The Candy Creation
Caramel candy is what we'll be talking about in this particular guide, although there really is no limit to the type of candy you choose to use. Caramel candy can be created in under fifteen minutes by following simple steps in the kitchen.
Caramel Candy Recipe (25-35 Pieces of Candy)
The easiest way to get started is to melt butter in the microwave and to add the additional ingredients afterwards. It is important to mix everything well or else the caramel candy may not turn out as well as intended. Microwave for just over three minutes for optimal production. Then pour the remainder into a bowl and freeze the candy in a refrigerator for three to four hours. The total list of ingredients are listed below.
- 0.5 Cups of Corn Syrup
- 0.5 Cups of Salty Butter
- 0.5 Cups of Sweet Milk
- 0.5 Cups of Sweet Brown Sugar
- 0.5 Cups of Sweet White Sugar
This is a great and simple way to explore new depths of candy creation in the kitchen. The homemade boxes of candy are a great complimentary item to use when gifting the created candies to friends or family. This could potentially become a family tradition for you or your kids around the holiday season!