Handmade candies are a great idea for party favours particularly during the holiday season. This year, we’ve been trying toffee and caramel recipes at home with varying levels of success. The first batch of caramel smelt, looked and tasted great but a few hours in the fridge and the whole batch turned into granulated sugar. The second (and third and fourth) batch turned out to be a great success. We used the recipe listed on Inspired Taste but had to improvise as we don't have a candy thermometer – there was a lot of careful watching, waiting and wrapping.
So head on over to Inspired Taste for their recipe or scroll down for our no candy thermometer version. We’ve also included a link here from the Exploratorium with visuals on the different stages in candy making.