Easy Candy Making
The History of Candy Making began when sweets were first produced
by physicians to hide the taste of medicine.
Like the song by Mary Poppins says “A little bit
of sugar makes the medicine go down.”
The first candies were mostly limited, an assortment
of stick and molasses candies and some called “sugar plums” all
made by hand.
Lollipops, the “candy on a stick” concept is unknown.
The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English say’s “a hard sweet
on a stick.”(Origin unknown). Perhaps the lollipop is like the wheel,
we know someone was the first to invent it, but we’ll never know
who it really was.
There are many excellent candy cookbooks and most
local schools offer courses in candy making. Check your local community
colleges and high schools.
Kits for making candy are available on line or at
There are several substances for sugar free candy
but use caution as most artificial sweeteners may cause very upset
Tips For Making Candy:
*Use the best quality sugar
*Try to make candy on days with low humidity
*Use a wooden spoon when making fudge
*Have all of your equipment and ingredients ready
before you start
*Have all of your pans greased ahead of time
*Carefully measure seasonings (don’t over do it.)
*Granulated sugar is the most common used in making
*Powdered sugar is less sweet, and it naturally dissolves
*Confectioner’s sugar is used for icings. XXXX or
XXXXX sugar is sugar in its finest form.
*Brown sugar and light brown sugar has been less
processed, weighs less and is moister.