Candy Wedding Favors – Sweet and Simple
A wedding is a celebration of love, joy, and new life. It is made even more special with the presence of family, close friends, relatives, and other people who will show their support to the bridal couples. For this reason, weddings are not complete without giving keepsakes to the guests as a sign of gratitude.
Now that you are getting married, it is important to choose the right kinds of wedding favours—ones that will delight your guests. Nowadays, you can find a wide variety of mementos that come in different shapes, sizes, colors, designs, and styles. Some are simple, while others are extravagant.
Just like other wedding supplies, there are also several factors that need to be considered before buying wedding favours. One of these, of course, is the budget. Weddings can be expensive, and if you were not careful with your purchases, you would definitely strain your finances.
If you want to incur savings from huge wedding expenses, consider giving candy wedding favors. There are many reasons why candies make such a great favors. For one, candies are inexpensive yet you can still find ways to make them look pleasing to your guests. You can place them in beautiful wrappers, glasses, bags, and containers, and then you can use other accessories such as colorful ribbons to enhance the look of the candy wedding favours.
Also, you won’t find it hard to look for different kinds of table gifts made of candies. You can even make your own candy bars! Start right out by looking at candy recipe books or browsing the Internet for a variety of candies that are easy to make. Once you have decided the exact kind of candy favours that you will use for your wedding reception, you can enlist some of your closest friends and family to help you out. You can even organize a ‘candy making party,’ so that you can all gather together and have fun making candy bars. Here is a sample recipe of chocolate caramel candy bars that you might want you use:
You will need the following: chopped semi-sweet chocolate (10 ounces), caramel candies bought from any grocery store (2 ounces), chopped cashews (1 ounce), and cream (1 tbsp.). You also need to have specialized candy bar molds. In this particular recipe, the mold has to have 8 cavities with the following dimensions: length: 2 inches, width: 1 inch, depth: 1 inch. If you intend to use other molds, there may be certain adjustments to the quantities of each ingredient. Follow these steps in making chocolate caramel candy wedding keepsakes:
- The first step is to clean and dry your molds before using. Then, using a double boiler, temper the chopped chocolates. Afterwards, fill the mold cavities with the chocolate and also coat the sides and the bottom of the cavities with a fine chocolate layer by inverting and swirling the mold. Now you can place the mold in the refrigerator to allow for the chocolate to set.
- Then, place the caramels, cream, and a tablespoon of water in a bowl that is safe for microwaving. Microwave first for one minute, then check for consistency. If the caramel is not yet liquid and smooth, microwave it again. Do this until such a time that the caramel has already melted completely. Slightly cool the caramel and see to it that it is lukewarm yet easy to mix.
- Take out the set chocolate mold from the fridge, and then fill the cavities (about two-thirds full) with caramel. Cover the caramel by sprinkling and pressing the chopped nuts over it. Do not let the nut layer reach up to the topmost part of the mold cavities.
- You can now cover the candy bar tops with the excess chocolate. Note: The chocolate may be re-warmed. Then, using a knife or metal spatula, scrape the excess chocolate from the cavities. Lastly, place the mold back in the refrigerator to completely set the chocolate caramel candy bar.
These chocolate caramel candy wedding favours can be placed in favor boxes. You can decorate the favor boxes in such a way that your wedding colors and the wedding theme are incorporated. You can also personalize the candy favours by adding a note or tag that comes with the boxes, indicating your names, the wedding date, and personal thank-you message. In addition, since candy wedding gifts can be presented in a variety of ways, these make nice table decorations as well.