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101 Homemade Gift Ideas for
Sweets & Candy Gifts from the Kitchen
10. Traditional Coconut Ice
Delightfully easy to make, traditional Coconut ice is as much
fun to make, as it is to receive. Mix 450 gm. castor sugar and 140
ml. milk and cook till syrup reaches soft ball stage. Add 125 gm.
desiccated coconut. Add few drops of light pink food coloring and
pour into a loaf tin to set. Mark out pieces with a knife. When
set, turn out and cut into pieces. You can also divide the mixture
into 2 halves and add white and pink food coloring to them. Pour
the halved mixtures one upon the other into the loaf tin to get
11. Microwave Fudge
Fudge is another Christmas favorite, quick and easy to make.
And if you have only a couple of hours notice, you can prepare
Microwave Fudge quickly by placing together 450 gm. icing sugar,
50 gm. cocoa, 100 gm. butter and 1/4th teacup milk in a non-metal
bowl. Cook this uncovered on full power for 2 minutes without
stirring. Add 1 tsp. vanilla extract and stir till well blended.
Pour in 7-1/2 inch greased square tin and refrigerate for 1 hour.
When set, cut in squares and put in paper cases to arrange in your
12. Homemade Chocolate Candy
Like cookies, candy is another gift always liked by everyone
and can be made in an unlimited number of ways, or limited only by
your creativity. For an extremely easy to make homemade chocolate
candy, melt chocolate and add condensed milk to it while half
melted and then continue to melt completely. Add nuts and pour in
a buttered tin and press well. Top with more nuts and refrigerate
overnight. Cut into squares and store in a cool place.
13. Candy Canes
Candy Canes are great favorites with children. Simmer 1 cup
sugar with ¼ cup light corn syrup, ¼ cup water and 1/8 tsp. cream
of tartar until the mix reaches about 280 degrees on a candy
thermometer. Remove from the heat and add few drops of peppermint
flavoring. Divide the syrup in half. Add food coloring to one
half; pour out separately onto the greased surfaces. Cool for 1 to
Pull each half separately; roll into 1/2" thick ropes. Twist
colored batch around the white batch pulling until the colors
adhere. Cut with scissors into 6" long lengths; bend to crook one
14. Granola Bars
Granola Bars, Squares and Balls can be put together in a jar or
tin for a lovely gift.
15. Popcorn Balls
Popcorn Balls can be made easily at home. Melt 1 cup Margarine.
Add 1 1/3 cup sugar & 1/2 cup corn syrup. Bring to a full boil and
boil for 3 minutes, Remove from heat and add 1 tsp. vanilla. Stir
and Pour over 4 qts. popped corn and mix well. Roll popped corn
16. Chewy Caramels
Chewy Caramels can be made easily in the microwave by cooking
75 gm. butter in a heat-proof bowl for 1 minute. Stir in 125 gm.
golden syrup and 150 gm. clear honey and cook for 9 minutes. Beat
this till thickened and add 50 gm. chopped nuts. Pour into greased
shallow tin and allow to cool. When cool enough to handle, roll
into small balls and flatten them. Place on greased foil and allow
to set overnight. This recipe makes about 12 oz. caramels.