Making candy as gifts

By BreC Latest Reply 2014-12-09 12:45:56 -0600
Started 2014-12-04 14:25:08 -0600

It's about this time that I start making candy as gifts for family and close friends. I also make some for my doctors office, our mail carrier, etc. My favorite to make are chocolate covered peanut butter balls and chocolate covered coconut balls. It's hard to make sweets and not being able to eat it but that doesn't mean that I have to change my tradition. The season is for giving and that is what matters most. My mail carrier doesn't have to know that I am diabetic and can't have the candy. Just letting him know that he is appreciated is worth the sacrifice. So today I made my first batch of candy of this season. The first will go to those I only see every now and then but who have been a major part of my life.

Tags: holiday

8 replies

tabby9146 2014-12-05 10:24:57 -0600 Report

that is so sweet of you. I have done that in previous years, but I don't keep it up every single year. I should. I do tip my hairdresser more and most years I bring something homemade to her, or since I sell Avon, I like to give her one of her fave products free. I do give all of my regular Avon customers a gift every year, which is a calendar. I buy them of course, at a reduced rate. to the ones who place frequent orders year round, they also get another gift.

lilleyheidi 2014-12-05 03:04:00 -0600 Report

I'm having some financial difficulties this season and not able to go out and buy all the gifts that I normally do so I am making fudge for the people I normally buy for. Like you said, it's going to be a tad bit difficult having all those sweets in the house, but I'm convinced I can do it. Happy cooking. Heidi

GabbyPA 2014-12-04 19:49:35 -0600 Report

That is the key of the holiday. Giving what "they" want, not always what you want. I agree. It's nice to share that kind of giving with people. I find it very rewarding as well. I do the same with baking. I was never brave enough to do the candy

Glucerna 2014-12-04 19:46:54 -0600 Report

I really love the way you're embracing the spirit of the season by giving to others and enjoying favorite traditions. Your friends and family are lucky to have you in their lives. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Type1Lou 2014-12-04 17:11:58 -0600 Report

I've made some of my candy recipes a little more diabetes-friendly and less carb-loaded. For my Peanut Butter truffles, I use all-natural peanut butter and instead of sugar, substitute Splenda; I then coat them with dark chocolate. if a recipe calls for flour, I'll substitute the flour with Almond meal. I also think I modified a chocolate-chip cookie dough truffle…need to find that recipe and post it here if I haven't already. Happy holidays!

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