After mentioning how I'm in charge of the Yule candy each year in my last post
I had a few inquiries about what candy I make. I wrote a Yule candy post
almost to the date two years ago, with pictures of the candies, bread and cakes.
However, in that post I did not include the actual recipes. So here goes:
Chocolate-oatmeal-coconut balls, 40 pcs
200 g normal salted butter
2,5 dl sugar
6 dl oats
1 dl cocoa powder
½ dl vanilla powder
3-4 tbl spoons cold coffee/espresso
2 tbl spoons desiccated coconut
(+ 2 dl desiccated coconut)
Mix everything together thoroughly, starting with the sugar and butter.
I usually crumble up the oatmeal a bit extra, to avoid big flakes in the dough.
Refrigerate for at least an hour, then roll into little balls and roll in coconut.
Refrigerate again for at least an hour before eating. Lasts about a week
in the refrigerator but cannot be frozen. My absolute favorite Yule candy!
Peanut butter fudge, 20 pcs
This is the recipe I use. In Sweden we use vanilla powder instead of
vanilla extract, but it works just as well. And instead of using unsalted butter
and then adding salt, I just use normal salted butter. I have never made
these with chocolate chips, but I'm sure it would be delicious!
Chewy chocolate caramel, 30 pcs
50 g normal salted butter
1 dl full cream
1 dl sugar
½ dl brown/demerara sugar
½ dl golden treacle/syrup
2 tbl spoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
Melt the butter in a pan, then add everything else while stirring.
Let boil for 20-30 min, depending on how hard you want the caramel/toffee.
Stir now and again and use the Cold Water Candy test. Lightly brush
a paper baking sheet with oil and put into a 20x20 cm tray, pour in the hot candy
and let cool. Cut into little squares with sharp knife and wrap individually.
These last for a long time in the refrigerator and can also be frozen.
(If you leave out the cocoa, let it boil until hard and add some finely
chopped almonds you have made another Swedish Yule candy - 'Knäck'.)
This year I am also trying out homemade 'Bounty' (coconut candies)
for the first time. I will report back once I have tried out the recipe!