Candy

November 30, 2015 - Peanut Butter Buckeyes and a Boy

My boy in the kitchen! Well, a man, I should say! He is 22 and in the Army! But, he’s still my boy. Weston was home for Thanksgiving, along with Ross and Morgan–for the whole week. During this time, Weston did a lot of his own cooking. He’s back to eating vegan now, and he...
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December 19, 2013 - Candy Kick

I’m on a candy kick. Obviously. Christmas is a good time for candy, or at least a good excuse for it. My mother always made candy at Christmastime, along with other treats. She also always bought a big box of See’s Candy, by the way, and it was one of the big games at Christmastime...
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December 17, 2013 - Peanut Butter Fudge

I’m not sure if there is any candy easier than peanut butter fudge, which makes it a great last-minute treat for the family or to take to a party–and everyone loves it. Because who can’t love peanut butter fudge. There are so many different flavors of peanut butter today, and I’m wondering if anyone has...
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December 12, 2013 - Old-Fashioned Pralines

My mom always made pralines for the holidays. She would make the candy mixture then spoon it artfully on waxed paper and press two pecan halves on top. I’m not quite as artful about it–you have to work fast with candy and she was better at that than I am–so I just mix the pecans...
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December 21, 2010 - Hard Candy Lollipops

This idea started out as an ornament. My cousin’s wife, Sheryl, told me about some cute little hard candy ornaments she saw at a party this past weekend. Hard candies melted together into shapes like wreaths, trees, snowflakes, and so on. She inquired as to how they were made and was told to put the...
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December 12, 2009 - Rum Toffee Spoons

Following up on yesterday’s Cast Iron Pan Candy post, I had to make the dipped spoons. Using the quantities in the post (1 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar), I made just over two dozen dipped spoons! I was so happy with them, I made a second batch because I want to put some of...
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December 11, 2009 - Cast Iron Pan Candy

This candy tastes like butter toffee, and it’s so simple, you probably have the ingredients right now. It’s very inexpensive–and delicious! It’s also fun to make (and a good one to make with kids). I found the recipe here. It was posted on the Chickens in the Road forum as a suggestion right after Morgan...
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December 3, 2009 - Holiday Marshmallow Pops

These might be the easiest candies you’ll ever make–not to mention adorable! And so festive! You can make a couple dozen of these marshmallow pops in thirty minutes from start to finish. They’re great to take to holiday parties for school or church, or just to make as a fun project with your kids or...
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December 18, 2008 - Bourbon Balls

I spent all day yesterday making bourbon balls. It was quite intoxicating. I’m just kidding. I don’t even like bourbon. (To drink. Bourbon flavoring in candy is a whole ‘nother thing.) But I won’t be downing these all by myself. I’m giving them away by the dozen for Christmas presents. Despite the nuts, chocolate, and...
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April 22, 2008 - Easy Truffles

Chocolate, whipped cream, and graham crackers. Can anything made with these three ingredients not be delicious? And these truffles are so easy, they are ridiculous. Make some little balls of chocolate happiness today! How to make Easy Truffles: 2 12-ounce packages semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips 1 8-ounce container whipped cream graham crackers Melt the...
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January 3, 2008 - Cracker Candy

Cracker Candy is so deliciously simple, you probably have the ingredients already on hand for one version or the other. And you know you want some. How to make Chocolate-Dipped Cracker Candy: All you need for basic chocolate-dipped cracker candy is dipping chocolate and crackers. Any kind of standard crackers will do–Saltines, Ritz, Club, etc....
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December 16, 2007 - Clotted Cream Fudge

I fell in complete, enamored, adoring love with castles, old rocks, sheep, and clotted cream during my trip to England. I couldn’t bring the castles, rocks, or sheep back with me, but I did bring back some clotted cream fudge. My kids loved it and we had to have more. I discovered a recipe, and...
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