There are only a few things that you will need to be able to store candy on your pantry shelf long term. I have talked about using a FoodSaver before and it is essential to long term candy storage. You will also need mason jars, lids, and of course candy. This time of year is a great time to find candy on sale. Look for sales after Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and stock up for a great price.
The process is simple: buy candy, place in a mason jar, and seal with your FoodSaver. Easy, almost too easy to have candy preserved!!
|I keep my FoodSaver plugged in so it's ready to use.|
|If you use the FoodSaver canister you have to put a ring on the jar first or it won't seal.|
Another way to seal is to use the FoodSaver jar attachments to seal your jar. In the picture of my FoodSaver above you can see one leaning against the canister. They are a lid that fits over the mason jar (don't put a ring on your mason jar, only the lid) and you attach the hose to the top of it. I haven't had consistent luck in sealing jars with the attachments, but sealing with the canister I rarely have a jar not seal. And if it doesn't seal it is usually because I need a new jar lid, not because of the canister.
|What a lovely picture :)|
Just at note though ***Don't store chocolate with any other kind of candy. The chocolate will absorb the taste of other items. *** You don't want fruity tasting Butterfinger bars, at least I don't. This goes for chocolate chips as well. I put my chocolate chips in mason jars and seal them up. Ace Hardware sells the 2 gallon jars and they hold A LOT of chocolate chips!!
|The 2 gallon mason jar from Ace Hardware.|
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