Sunday, July 17, 2011

Candy Making 101

It is one of the hottest days of the year, The Mastermind has hurt his back which has put him out of commission, I have a going-on-three-days headache so, and Ox is 5 going on 15 (can we say ATTITUDE?)
so. . .

Lets make candy!

I found a FANTASTIC blog called Making Memories that has all the cool tricks and tips for being a rockstar parent with very few ingredients, steps, and usually only a little acting required. Since I've never made candy before, I found myself trying to remember that one Dirty Jobs episode where Mike is making peanutbutter cups, and the specific steps for that perfect curlicue of chocolate on top. I don't think I perfected it. It looks more like a cow patty than a peppermint patty.

Here's Ox adding the green food coloring. If you look closely you might be able to see insects flying in to the window to put themselves out of misery rather than bearing this heat.
Ox with the minty centers and pre-melted chocolate.

Finished product. Pretty tasty, and not too ugly.

By the time we were done making our candy everyone felt better.We even braved the weather to cross the street to bring this plate of patties to our rockstar neighbors.

Not too many pictures of Little Frog, I know. She was not that interested in the candy making process, and threw away the one patty I let her eat. She chose to clean the floor with baby wipes instead:

Carry on Little Frog, carry on.



  1. Great pics! Except for headaches & sore backs, it looks like your life is nonstop fun!

  2. I'm pretty sure the headaches & backaches are in direct relation to the amount of fun we have.