STREAMING NOW: Taste in Translation

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“Candy center with fresh butter flavor from Ideal Candy Cookbook”
60 centers

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar, water, and cream of tartar in a saucepan; cover with a tight lid and cook.
  2. When mixture boils rapidly, remove lid and cook to 238 degrees F.
  3. Pour out on cold slab and let stand until lukewarm.
  4. Place butter pieces, salt, and vanilla over the syrup and work with spatula or paddle until fondant is cool and thick.
  5. Move to a cooler part of the marble slab or other cold surface and let stand until candy is firm, holds its shape and is not sticky.
  6. Knead for a moment or two until creamy.
  7. Wrap in waxed paper and store in refrigerator until very firm, then shape into 3/4 inch balls.
  8. Let stand about 30 minutes before dipping; for best results, dip within 2 hours.
  9. If kept longer than a week, wrap well and freeze.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a