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Giving Homemade Candy for Christmas
By Monica Resinger
_http://homemakersjournal.com_ ( 
A great way to save money each holiday season is to give homemade  candy.  I 
have received homemade candies as gifts and I always love it when  I do.  It 
gives me a chance to try new candies and appreciate the fact that  the giver 
spent time on me!  How thoughtful!  I have also given  homemade candies as 
and found it to be a fun tradition. 
With all of the following packaging ideas, be sure your candies have cooled  
first before packing them.  If you don't, they will stick together and  become 
a mess.  As a bonus, include the recipe.  Write it out on a  pretty recipe 
card, or print from the computer and include with the  candies.  Be sure to 
include a note with the recipe that it is the recipe  for the candies you gave 
them whatever year it is.  
There are many ways to present candies as gifts, a couple I'll mention  here. 
 One way is to save coffee cans large or small; clean them, decorate  them 
(if you wish), line them with wax paper, then fill with fresh cooled  candy.  
You can decorate the coffee cans with a coat of spay paint and  holiday 
stencils, or wrap it with wrapping paper.  Just use your  imagination or search 
Internet for ideas.  
Another great container for candies is a tin that previously held something  
else such as tea, purchased cookies or candies, etc.  You may have some  alr
eady, but if not, thrift stores have an abundance of them (many are  
for very reasonable prices.  Clean first of course, then line  with wax paper 
and fill with cooled fresh candy.  These are great because  there's a variety 
of sizes that will suit your giving needs and if you look for  decorative 
ones, you will not need to do any decorating yourself... just add a  bow and 
Pretty plastic holiday plates will also work.  Just neatly present the  
candy, cover with colored plastic wrap and top with a bow.  
Here's a delicious candy recipe to get you started:
Buckeye Balls
24 ounces powdered sugar
16 ounces crunchy peanut butter
1-cup butter  or margarine -- softened
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon  shortening
Position knife blade in food processor. Add half each of powdered sugar,  
peanut butter, and
butter; top with cover. Process until thoroughly mixed.  Shape into 1-inch 
balls. Repeat process.
Combine chocolate and shortening in  top of a double boiler; bring water to a 
boil. Reduce heat
to low; simmer  until chocolate melts. Dip each ball in chocolate until 
partially coated;  place
on waxed paper until chocolate hardens. Store in airtight container in  
refrigerator. Yield:
about 7-dozen (4 per serving).
For many more delicious candy recipes, check out the Candy Recipe  E-book:  
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