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What to make sweet homemade sweets from: top 3 ideas

Kateryna YagovychFood
How to make delicious homemade sweets

The healthiest and tastiest sweets are those made with your own hands. They can be made from high-quality, low-calorie ingredients without fear of putting on extra pounds. After all, if there is no sugar or fillers in the candy, it does not mean that such a dessert will be tasteless and unsweetened.

FoodOboz editorial team shares a selection of three ideas for making homemade sweet sweets from Ukrainian food bloggers.

Chocolate-covered peanut halva. The idea was published on the Instagram page of Svitlana Kulish-Bondarenko (svitlana.kulish.bondarenko).

Recipe for peanut halva in chocolate

These sweets are free of sugar, various syrups, trans fats, stabilizers, and emulsifiers.

Ingredients:

  • peanuts – 150 g (walnuts can be substituted)
  • sunflower seeds – 150 g
  • honey – 1 tbsp
  • melted butter – 20 g
  • chocolate for glazing – 100 g

Method of preparation:

1. Peanuts toast and peel.

2. Add the seeds and honey, and grind everything in a blender, some to fine crumbs, the rest to a paste-like state.

3. If the mass is fragile, add melted butter and mix.

4. Put the mixture into a container or bar molds, tamp it down, and refrigerate for several hours.

5. Take out and cut into pieces.

6. If you want to cover it in chocolate, you can use a silicone bar mold and freeze the mass in it. Then cover with melted chocolate.

7. The shelf life is up to three weeks in the refrigerator.

Candies with dried fruits. The idea was published on the Instagram page of Anastasia Lysak (an.lysak).

Recipe for dried fruit candies

Ingredients:

  • chocolate – 2 bars
  • dried fruits – dried apricots, prunes, dates
  • Nuts – almonds, walnuts
  • refined oil – 1 tsp.
Making candies from dried fruits

Method of preparation:

1. Dried fruit stuffed with nuts.

2. Melt the chocolate, add the butter and mix well.

3. Cover the dried fruit with chocolate.

4. Sprinkle with chips and place in the refrigerator until hardened.

Homemade Raffaello sweets. The idea was published on the eva.cooking Instagram page.

Recipe for homemade sweets ''Raffaello''

Ingredients:

  • condensed milk – 400 g or 200 g of condensed milk and 100 g of mascarpone/Philadelphia
  • coconut flakes – 250 g
  • butter – 50 g
  • almonds – 30 pcs.
  • vanilla – a pinch

Method of preparation:

1. Pour the coconut flakes into a deep bowl. Leave a little for sprinkling.

2. Add vanilla and melted butter to the coconut flakes, and mix thoroughly.

3. Add the condensed milk at room temperature and mix. The resulting coconut mass should be quite thick. Cover the bowl with cling film and refrigerate, preferably overnight (at least 7 hours).

4. Pour boiling water over the nuts for 3-5 minutes, so the skin comes off easily. Dry on a dry frying pan.

5. With slightly damp hands, pinch off a small piece of the cooled coconut candy base, put the almonds in the middle and form a "ball" to be rolled in the remaining coconut flakes.

Melting chocolate for dessert

6. Repeat for all the candies, and then send the homemade Raffaello to cool for at least 2-3 hours.

7. Wrap a plate in cling film and put the candies on it so that they do not accidentally stick to the plate.

8. Put it in the freezer for 30 minutes.

9. In the microwave, melt the dark and milk chocolate 1:1 in pulses of 20 seconds.

10. Melt about 1/2 of the black and 1/2 of the milk chocolate and dip the candies.

11. It should be at room temperature – and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

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