Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Candy Recipes and Blog hop winner

I want to thank everyone for all your great comments.  I really appreciate all your kind words.  I had a couple people ask for the recipes, and thought I would share with all. At the bottom of the post is the winner.


Peppermint Bark

This recipe and the next one are so simple.  Just melt vanilla Melty Chips  in double boiler and add crushed candy canes.  Mix  and then spread on a sheet of wax paper.  Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top and let cool.  
Almond Cranberry Bark
Just melt vanilla Melty Chips  in double boiler and add chopped  almonds and cranberries.  Mix  and then spread on a sheet of wax paper.  Let cool.  This is one of my favorites.

We love this recipe, and it has won first place at our local county fair twice.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  1. Grease a large cookie sheet. Set aside.
  2. In a heavy 2 quart saucepan, over medium heat, bring to a boil sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peanuts. Set candy thermometer in place, and continue cooking. Stir frequently until temperature reaches 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), or until a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates into hard and brittle threads.
  3. Remove from heat; immediately stir in butter and baking soda; pour at once onto cookie sheet. With 2 forks, lift and pull peanut mixture into rectangle about 14x12 inches; cool. Snap candy into pieces.
English Toffee

Ingredients

  • 1 cup real butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 Hershey Chocolate Bars
  • Chopped nuts ( I use just a touch of almonds)

Directions

  1. Grease a large cookie sheet. Set aside.
  2. In a heavy 2 quart saucepan, over medium high heat, bring to a boil first four ingredients. Stir constantly until mixture is the color of a brown paper bag  ( 300 degrees F)
  3. Remove from heat; immediately pour onto cookie sheet. Spread mixture and add chocolate bars.
  4. Once chocolate is melted, spread evenly and sprinkle with nuts. Cool. Snap candy into pieces.


Peanut butter balls

Ingredients

  • 3 cups powder sugar
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Jiff Peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Cream ingredients together.
  2. Refrigerateat least 1 hours
  3. Roll into balls
  4. Dip into melted chocolate or chocolate melty chips.
  5. Cool on wax paper.

Now for our blog hop winner:  Random.org chose #21

Congrats to Heather, who said... Great projects! I love the tree box!


Heather, I just emailed you.  
Thank you to everyone.  I appreciate your comments.




6 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes, can't wait to make them!!
    They look so yummy & pretty.

    Elaine

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  2. Congrats Heather. Thanks for sharing the recipes. I will be trying some of them this Christmas!

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  3. I have been looking for a peanut brittle recipe thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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  4. Congrats Heather!

    Yummmmmmm!!! Thanks for the recipes!

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  5. Yeah! Thank you so much! I am so excited for those stamps!

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  6. WOW !!! new follower! these treats look AMAZING!!! :)

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