Yes, I know it is not yet Thanksgiving, but I do not control when our church has its Holiday sale. Tuesday night my family did one of my favorite holiday traditions, Candy Making! Growing up this is something that my mom, and grandma did each year. The last several years we didn’t have big holiday plans, so candy making seemed like such a waste, because me and my husband really do NOT need to eat a whole package of Oreos dipped in chocolate all by ourselves. This year our church, The Grove, was having a bake sale, so we knew it was a perfect opportunity to get into the candy making mode.

What you will need

We bought everything we needed at the grocery store, except the candy melts. After going to both Fresh and Easy and Ralph’s we could not find any reasonably priced melting chocolate. I think Ghirardelli chocolate Oreos or peanut clusters would be awesome, but they would be very expensive for this project. After the grocery store was a bust it hit me, we need to go to Joann’s! We bought two white candy, and two chocolate candy bags for this project. Each bag is about $2.50 which is a huge savings compared to the grocery store chocolate. We spent $10.00 at Joann’s and the same weight of grocery store chocolate would have been over $30.00! While we were at Joann’s we also used a 40% off coupon and bought the special dipping spoon, to make things a little easier.

  • Peanut Clusters
  • Following the directions on the package of Wilton’s melting candy, melt the chocolate in the microwave.
  • Stir chocolate until smooth
  • Dump one package of cocktail peanuts
  • Using spoon or candy melts dipping spoon place small spoonfuls on wax paper to dry

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Candy Coated Oreos

  • Unwrap candy canes from plastic wrap and place in bowl
  • Using mallet, or masher break candy canes into smaller pieces
  • Place small candy cane pieces into blender (we used a magic bullet) to make candy cane dust
  • Following the directions on the package of Wilton’s melting candy, melt the candy in the microwave.
  • Stir candy until smooth
  • Dip half of cookie in melted candy
  • Place on wax paper to dry
  • Sprinkle candy cane powder on cookies before the candy dries

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We had a little leftover white candy melts, peanuts and candy canes, so we made a new candy.

Candy Cane Coated Peanut Clusters

  • Using mallet, or masher break candy canes into smaller pieces
  • Place small candy cane pieces into blender (we used a magic bullet) to make candy cane dust
  • Following the directions on the package of Wilton’s melting candy, melt the candy in the microwave.
  • Mix in candy cane powder
  • Dump one package of cocktail peanuts
  • Using spoon or candy melts dipping spoon place small spoonfuls on wax paper to dry

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 Happy Candy Making xoxo

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