I began thinking about the different sweets I could make, and this is what I arrived at:
© Cherry ripe bites
© Rocky road
© Chewy peanut caramels
© Fruit jubes
Besides rocky road, I had never attempted any of these sweets, so it's safe to say that I was a little nervous about giving them a go! I purchased a candy thermometer to make my job a bit easier (which in the end was a complete failure), and off I went!
I began with the honeycomb, as this would stay fresh for the longest. In reality, this should be easy. But when my thermometer failed to read the temperature correctly due to the fact that it relied on being completely submersed in mixture, I was in trouble. I had to use my gut instinct to determine when to take the honeycomb mixture off the heat, and thankfully, I was spot on! The honeycomb turned out perfectly, and was likened to Crunchies (a Cadbury honeycomb treat) by both my parents! Tick!!
I went on to make the jubes, which were no hassle at all. I made both orange jubes and raspberry and blackcurrant jubes, modifying the base recipe with different fruit juices and flavourings. They were easy to cut, and looked pretty cute upon completion!
The rocky road is pretty self-explanatory. Chocolate, peanuts, marshmallows, but with the special addition of lolly snakes. I had never really considered adding in different things into the mixture, but after making rocky road with my aunty, I now do it all the time! I have just made another batch and added in sweet biscuits to the recipe, and I must say, it tastes pretty darn good!