3 lb Icing Sugar
1 cn Eagle Brand sweetened
1 x Evaporated Milk
1 x Butter or Margarine
1 x Parafin Wax (Parawax)
1 x Semi-sweet Baking Chocolate
1 x Food Coloring
1 x Artifical Food Flavors
The above ingredients are approximate quantities only!!! For
every cup of icing sugar you use, mix in approximately 1 teaspoon
of softened butter or margarine. Then slowly mix in enough of
the evaporated milk to make the mixture of a consistency such
that you can form a ball with it. (Mixing with the hands is
the easiest way).
Next seperate the mixture into as many parts (3 or 4) as you
want different flavored chocolates. Then slowly knead in the
desired flavoring and food color you want in each different
part. Now mold the resultant mixture into the desired shapes
and sizes you want your chocolates to be.
Now melt in a double boiler (or microwave) two parts semi-sweet
chocolate to one part parawax. Remove from heat. Immediately,
using a tooth pick, pick up each shape created above and dip
it into the chocolate mixture to coat them. Then put them on
a piece of wax paper until the chocolate coating is set. As
the chocolate mixture cools and thickens, reheat it and continue.
If you run out of chocolate mixture, simply add more chocolate
and parawax in the proportions listed above.
Note: Suggested flavors and colors:
- Maple flavor with no coloring
- Mint flavor with green coloring
- Lemon flavor with yellow coloring
- Orange flavor with orange coloring
- Almond Flavoring with red coloring (small amount to create
Variations: - With the Maple flavoring, you
can bury a piece of pecan or walnut inside the candy before
dipping it into the chocolate
- With the almond flavoring, bury a marachino cherry inside
the candy before dipping it in the chocolate. Add a drop of
cherry juice with it to prevent the cherry being too dry.
- Use the same recipe to make Easter eggs, bunnies etc. Ex.
For Easter eggs, make a center part of one color and flavor
and wrap it in another color and flavor before dipping.
Note: Parawax must be used with the chocolate to create a consistency
that will stick to your candy and not your fingers when set.
It is not harmful and is used commercially.