I’m just finishing off my main vice. A bag of sweets. I love chews, soft fruit chews intended for kids and clearly much older men. My kids don’t eat many sweets and so they eat less sweets than I do. If I’m reading a good book I just keep dipping in until they are gone. Now soft chewy sweets do not last long in storage. Beside the tendency to eat them they have a tendency to turn into a sticky mass. I still eat them then but it is really messy and I suspect they would not store too well in long term storage without refrigeration. Although I wonder if a propane fridge just for my sweets would be a justifiable expense. Mmmmm.
So I scoured the internet looking for how to make soft chewy sweets and there was nothing on making the type of sweets I was looking for. I’m clearly not a search expert as there must be something out there.
What I did find out there though was the following sites with recipes for sweets. These should be enough for treats for the kids and keep them in rewards.
- Homemade sweets that children can make
- Making Sweets at Home
- Sugarboy Sweets
- How To Make Candy
- Caramel Candy Recipes
Let me know if you have any other links.
In addition I have in my book collection a couple of books on making sweets as well. Will be a worthwhile investment even if there is no event.
- Life is Sweet: A Collection of Splendid Old-Fashioned Confectionery
- Favourite Sweets and Toffee Recipes: Traditional Home-Made Confectionery
- The Home-Made Sweet Shop: Make Your Own Irresistible Sweet Confections
In the meantime I continue my search for soft chews as I’ve just finished the bag. Anyone know of any?