Every now and then, I come across a confection that is better when someone else makes it. This doesn’t happen often since part of the enjoyment for me is in the making. Melissa from Ambrosia Candies makes the perfect treats to just eat and enjoy. I’m sure you could spend hours making similar items, but she has tweaked the recipes in such a way, that I would rather just eat hers.
I met Melissa about a year ago when we shared a vendor booth at a convention. We had a marvelous time helping each other sell items. Melissa is a great person to spend the day around. I had a marvelous time getting to know her and her delightful boys last year. We recently had another opportunity to share space at a convention, giving us the opportunity to catch up. This also gave me the opportunity to taste her sweets again!
I thought they were good last year. She has been working diligently to perfect her recipes. She has tested different options. She has tasted many additives. The end results are amazing! I’m sure she has a few more ideas up her sleeve.
Her grandmother’s soft peanut brittle is what started her venture off. I highly recommend you start off by trying this. It is melt in your mouth delicious! Unlike regular peanut brittle (which she also makes), this peanut brittle is flaky rather than hard, so it won’t stick to your teeth. It crumbles a bit into your mouth. You really only need to chew a few times before it melts into a delicious flavour in your tummy. It is naturally gluten free, dairy free, preservative free, and cholesterol free. It is possibly the healthiest good tasting junk food you will ever try. She also mentioned working on a diabetic friendly version. Don’t bother trying to get the recipe from her, it is a family secret. As long as she keeps making the Gourmet Soft Peanut Brittle, I can handle that.
If you are a fan of peppermint, then you need to try Ambrosia Candies’ Peppermint Pasties. They begin with a thin cookie center. Melissa then hand dips each cookie into semi-sweet chocolate flavoured with peppermint. She then sprinkles the top with crushed peppermint candies. The end result is delightful.
Ambrosia Candies’ Cake Truffles are amazing! They were good last year, but Melissa’s changes have made them awesome. Rather than making regular cake balls, she has conjured a way to create cake truffles. She created a mix that includes cream cheese (I’ve heard her mention that to customers, so I think that is okay to share), and then adds a few extra ingredients to accentuate the flavour.
Of her many Cake Truffle flavours, I was able to try three. The first I tasted were her Dragon Balls. As the name suggests, they are a little spicy! They have hints of Jalapeno and cinnamon. They reminded me a bit of Mexican hot chocolate. She doesn’t make them overly spicy, but they do have a bit of a burn.
Melissa also makes a line of fruity Cake Truffles, including strawberry. My favourite fruit! There was just enough of a taste of strawberry without being overpowering. I think I may have to go eat my last Chocolate Strawberry Cake Truffle right now!
I saved the best for last, this is the Cake Truffle that will have you clicking the link in no time at all! Melissa recreated the flavour of Harry Potter’s ButterBeer! She mixes butterscotch and cream soda with a couple of secret ingredients into perfection. I love visiting Universal and grabbing a glass of ButterBeer, but not everyone has that option. If you find yourself craving ButterBeer, order yourself a package of Ambrosia Candies’ ButterBeer Cake Truffles.
If I haven’t convinced you to try out her confections yet, head over to her Etsy shop and read her descriptions. She has more items available in her shop, I’m sharing the ones I brought home and got to photograph. I’m already thinking I need to order a few more treats!