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Cooking & Baking with DeAnn: Homemade Candy-Fudge, Caramel, Popcorn (9-14)

A fun 7-week FLEX class in which students will learn to make 7 different kinds of delicious candies - homemade caramels, toffee, fudge, truffle balls, and sweet popcorn. These are fun for Christmas, holidays, festivals or celebrations.
167 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 10 learners
No live meetings
Over 7 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Sat Aug 27

Aug 27 - Oct 14 (7 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sat Sep 10

Sep 10 - Oct 28 (7 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sat Sep 24

Sep 24 - Nov 11 (7 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sat Oct 8

Oct 8 - Nov 25 (7 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sat Oct 22

Oct 22 - Dec 9 (7 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sat Nov 5

Nov 5 - Dec 23 (7 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sat Nov 19

Nov 19, 2022 - Jan 6, 2023 (7 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sat Dec 3

Dec 3, 2022 - Jan 20, 2023 (7 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sat Dec 17

Dec 17, 2022 - Feb 3, 2023 (7 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sat Dec 31

Dec 31, 2022 - Feb 17, 2023 (7 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sat Jan 14, 2023

Jan 14, 2023 - Mar 3, 2023 (7 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

Students will: 
• Learn to make a variety of treats and candies.
• Learn to modify a recipe to fit their own needs and tastes. 
• Share experiences with one another through the classroom. 
• Build recipe files and increase confidence in cooking and baking. 
I enjoy hosting parties and planning celebrations for my friends and family. Homemade treats and candies are always a big hit for parties, holidays or celebrations. These are fun to make and are always something that get people excited. I would like to share some of my favorite recipes with learners and help them grow their recipe files! 
Our class has the best kind of homework! Make the candies and goodies and then enjoy them!  :)

A flex class is fun and convenient because learners can make the treats, as well as complete the assignments on their own time, but these classes are more fun when learners also interact with one another. Each week I want the learners to think about the recipe and the ingredients we are using. Why are these ingredients an essential part of that particular recipe? What ingredients could you add to change the recipe? 

I will ask questions about the treats and candies, recipes, or candy-making process at the end of each week. Students should be prepared to share successes, as well things that might have been a struggle as they learned something new. Students will also be expected to share a photo with the class of at least 3 of their treats.

In the last couple weeks of the class, I would like everyone to share a favorite recipe with the class. This can be a recipe that you have created or one you have found from somewhere/someone else. This gives the students a chance to think about their recipes and find one they would like to share. 
Supplies and ingredients will vary for each class. A supply/ingredient list with pictures (for those who like to have a visual picture of what we need) will be posted on Thursday/Friday of each week. The full recipe and instructional videos will be posted to the classroom page every Saturday, so learners can gather the necessary supplies and have them ready when they want to make the treats and candies. Some typical supplies used in most classes include: Candy thermometer - required in order to cook the caramel and toffee just right A rubber spatula Medium/large saucepan Measuring cups and spoons Wooden spoon Knife Medium-large mixing bowls Cookie/baking sheets Parchment paper Non-stick cooking spray
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parents - please be advised that we will be using the stove to make most of our candies and goodies, and cooking candy at high temperatures. We will also need to use the oven when we make the popcorn. We may also need to use a knife to cut butter or other ingredients, as well as the microwave to soften or melt ingredients. 

Please check ingredients for possible allergies and be aware that some of these recipes use nuts, gluten, chocolate and milk products. If you have an allergy concern, please message me regarding possible ingredients that may be a concern for your learner. 

Parental supervision is encouraged.


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167 total reviews
286 completed classes

About Me

I am a certified teacher and received my Bachelor's Degree in Education from Weber State University. My mom was a teacher, so I spent my teenage years volunteering in her classroom and have loved teaching ever since. I have 25+ years of teaching... 
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