Has any one got a simple receipe for sweets or candies that need no or very little cooking??

I want to make some candies with my Beaver Scout group but I dont want any thing that involves a lot of cooking any ideas?  I have made peppermint creams so I am looking for something different.

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2 cups peanut butter
1 cup butter (softened)
5 cups confectioner's sugar
5 cups mini chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, or chocolate shavings

In a large bowl, combine butter and peanut butter.  Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time and stir until the mixture takes on the consisentcy of stiff play-doh. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls, and roll the balls in chocolate chips/shavings to coat. Place the balls onto a cookie sheet and refrigerate until firm, about. Eat.
Makes about 100.

See, no cooking at all. For a special treat, add crumbled crispy bacon to the peanut butter mixture. Mmmmm.... bacon.

jtp1397 years ago
here's a tasty addicting treat. Take mini pretzels and those Rolo's candies. put a rolo on top of a pretzel and put them in the toaster oven till the candy melts. then take them out and stick them in the fridge till the candy hardens and you're good to go. Great for that sweet & salty flavor.
Z..7 years ago

Truffles:

250g pack of Philly.
200g block of milk/plain good chocolate.
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Melt the choc in a m/wave. CAREFULLY- it will still hold it's shape when it is actually completely melted.

Mix the two together/chill.
Working fast (it ill get sticky)-roll into balls.
Now roll your truffles in choc vermicelli/flaked almonds-toasted or not/cocoa etc.
Chill.Done!

These are delicious and simple.
 
I experimented until I found the choc/Philly combination and amounts.
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You can use white choc=white truffles. Add a small amount of liqueur. White/dark choc and 'swirl' it. Crushed choc flake into the mix-or roll them in it.

 

lemonie7 years ago
Coconut-ice is another classic kids recipe fitting your description. See if you find anything here:
www.escouts.org.uk/forum/showthread.php, such as this one:
www.9thhuddersfieldscouts.org.uk/Scouting/Scoutcraft/Cooking/Sweets%20-%20Easy.pdf

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Kiteman7 years ago
Have you tried sherbet?

The Beavers in my scout group do baking on a regular basis - the leaders pre-weigh the ingredients of a simply dough into small plastic bags.  Each lodge uses them to make their own batch of dough, then makes shapes on parchment on a baking tray, with holes in the shapes.

The holes get filled with broken boiled sweets, and then the whole thing is baked.  While they bake, the Beavers play some games, and the "pastries" are ready by the end of the session, with the sweets melted and cooled to make edible stained-glass windows, perfect for Christmas, because parents who don't trust the Beavers' hand hygiene can still hang them on the tree.