Christmas is that time of the year when the festivities are in full swing. People enjoy and make merry. The Christmas dinner is an integral part of the entire festival, as are Christmas candies. There are a whole lot of Christmas candy types which are made during this time of the year. Everyone enjoys these candies, right from the kids to their grandparents.
Candy has always been a traditional part of Christmas celebrations. Right from decorating it on doorsteps and candy canes on trees to making gingerbread houses out of it, people have enjoyed it like no other part of Christmas.
Moreover, it can be given as gifts as well, or you can keep it for yourself to enjoy at a leisurely time.
Easy Christmas Candy Recipes
Making Gingerbread Truffles
The best part about making gingerbread truffles is that they taste exactly like gingerbread cookie dough. They are soft and deliciously melt in the mouth. For the ingredients, you would need a cup of white chocolate chips along with 3tbsp of light corn syrup. Also, you would require 1 tsp of vanilla extract along with half a cup of evaporated milk.
Then you would need 1tsp of ground ginger and 1/4tsp of cinnamon. Also, 1/8tsp each of cloves and nutmeg with 1/2tsp of salt is required. Get a cup of finely chopped nuts with 2.5 cups of gingersnap crumbs and half a cup of granulated sugar which would be used for rolling. Finally, you would need half a cup of powdered sugar.
Microwave the white chocolate until it completely melts. You should stir it every 45 seconds or so that it does not get over heated and stick to the sides. Once this is done, add the vanilla extract, corn syrup and evaporated milk and keep stirring till it mixes completely.
Now, add the gingersnap crumbs, the salt, all of the spices, powdered sugar and the chopped nuts into it. Stir continuously, until it is completely mixed. Now, keep the mixture in the refrigerator, until it is firm enough to shape. This should take around an hour or so.
Further on, take a teaspoon and roll the candy into balls of a small size, using your palms. Take some granulated sugar, keep it in a bowl and roll the candy balls in it until they stick to the sides. The sugar should stick to the balls evenly.
Now that they are stuck to the candy balls, they are ready. Place them in an air tight container and keep them in the freezer for the final round. It should be done in fifteen to twenty minutes.
Now take them out and allow them to cool down to room temperature before serving. These gingerbread truffles can be stored for a couple of weeks if kept inside the freezer in an airtight container. But the candy tends to lose its strong flavour after some days. So it is better advised to finish them up in a few days to savour the taste completely.